Karen Blanchard, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal SITIO architecture + urbanism
Karen is a principal at SITIO architecture + urbanism where she is focused on delivering design excellence to multifaceted projects. Her vast experience ranges in scale and typology – she is fully engrossed as an architect on civic and cultural, residential, educational, and mixed-use projects. Karen’s commitment to design and the profession has resulted in numerous project design awards as well as being presented the AIA Philadelphia Young Architect award. Karen was the 2018 President of AIA Philadelphia, served 6 years as the co-chair of the AIA Philadelphia Women in Architecture committee, and spent 5 years on the AIA Philadelphia Board of Directors and their Executive Committee. In addition, she serves her community on the board of directors with the Fairmount Community Development Corporation. As a graduate from Thomas Jefferson University, Karen has stayed connected with the University as an adjunct faculty member and the College of Architecture and the Built Environment Advancement Council.