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Karen

EDUCATION

B. Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

CREDENTIALS

Registrations: MA
Certifications: NCARB 

CONTACT

KParzych@slamcoll.com
860 368.4144

Karen Parzych, AIA

Associate / 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.

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Colleague Testimonial

“She exudes confidence with a kindness that has earned the respect and trust of peers, firm principals and academic leadership. Her style enables her to challenge standards and norms while respecting the people who may hold them dear benefitting the projects she serves and often leads.”

- Mary Jo Olenick, AIA
Principal, Higher Education Market Leader

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Notable Project

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

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Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Simulation Center
Role: Staff Architect

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