This week we wanted to highlight one of our incredible Project Managers, Karen Couch, who has been a vital part of the O’Kelly Kasprak team for the past three and a half years. Karen is a State of Illinois licensed Architect as well as a certified LEED Accredited Professional with a focus in Building Design and Construction. Karen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she spent a year studying abroad with the School of Architecture program in Versailles, France. When Karen wasn’t spending late nights in the design studio in college, she would take time to pursue her other passion of horseback riding by training and competing with the Illini Equestrian Team. Karen spent the first few years of her professional career working on commercial and retail projects before transitioning over to working in the hospitality sector. While working at O’K+K, she has designed and managed some our all-time favorite hotel and restaurant projects!