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B. Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Registrations: MA
Certifications: NCARB 

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Karen Parzych, AIA

Principal / Architect

Karen joined SLAM in 2013 and is a registered architect, serving as a project architect in the higher education and healthcare markets. Karen specializes in health science education facilities including the programming, planning, and detailing of inter-professional immersive simulation suites, active learning classrooms, anatomy labs and wet research labs. Karen is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the Perkins Grant Advisory Board at Rocky Hill High School, and the Building Committee at Calvary Fellowship Church. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Minor in Leadership & Social Change.



Notable Project

The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, Health Learning Building 
Role: Staff Architect



Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Simulation Center
Role: Staff Architect