Karen Koenig

Karen Koenig

Associate Principal

“I’ve built personal friendships with many of my clients. They know that I’ll listen to them and they value my opinion. This builds trust, which leads to mutual respect and friendship.”

When it comes to her professional life, Karen values her long-term relationships with her clients above all else. For her, design is all about balancing her clients’ near- and long-term goals to create something that can both stand the test of time and adapt to meet their changing needs. Simply put, Karen is happy when her clients are happy.

Karen joined STUDIOS in 1997 and has since led the design for all scale of projects—her first at STUDIOS was 1.5 million sq ft of interiors within the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. She has worked extensively with law firms clients across the country and internationally, as well as tech, finance, and pharmaceutical companies. Outside of her project work, Karen regularly volunteers for design industry efforts—including the Leap Sandcastle Classic and We Care—to raise money for arts education in schools, and provide support for kids from low-income families.


Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science, Interior Architecture



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