PLA, ASLA, leed ap bd+C
Kara has over ten years of experience designing and documenting public projects ranging from conceptual and interpretive master plans to precise detailing and tight grading over structure. She shines on projects that pose complex challenges, require intensive coordination between disciplines, and provide opportunities for innovative and elegant problem solving. Her design approach is grounded in her academic studies in anthropology, archeology, and textiles; a background that focuses her exploration of the layers of meaning inherent in every place and their expression in the design of the physical world.
Outside of her work at GGN, Kara is involved in the revitalization of the Pioneer Square Historic District as a co-author of an interpretive master plan, a volunteer tour guide, and as a neighborhood stakeholder. Originally from the high plains of Colorado, she now feels a strong connection to the Salish Sea and takes every opportunity to explore it by kayak.