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Karen King

  • Associate Chair, Principal Lecturer III

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Education

  • M.Arch, University of Virginia
  • B.A., University of Denver

Research

  • Architectural Design
  • Inclusive Design

Karen J. King is a registered architect and an architectural educator at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning where she teaches design studio in both the undergraduate and the graduate programs. She specializes in architectural design, believing that critical thinking leads to built environments which enrich all our lives – and that good design is inclusive, desiring the range of human experience. Prior to teaching at the University of New Mexico and beginning a collaborative practice, she practiced with design firms in Albuquerque, Phoenix and Austin. She is the co-editor and author of the "Inclusive Design Chapter" for the 11th Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards, with Rebecca Ingram. Her other writings include “Meeting the Minimums and Missing the Point.” She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of Denver and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia.

Undergraduate

ARCH 301 - Architectural Design Ill

Graduate

ARCH 602 - Masters Architectural Design II


“Inclusive Design,” with Rebecca Ingram (chapter editors, and authors w/others), Student Edition, Architectural Graphic Standards 11th Edition, AIA, Bruce Bassler, student edition editor, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

“Inclusive Design,” with Rebecca Ingram (chapter editors, and authors w/others), Architectural Graphic Standards 11th Edition, AIA, Andrew Pressman, editor, John Wiley & Sons, 2007. “Meeting the Minimums and Missing the Point, Professional Practice 101: Second Edition, Andrew Pressman, editor, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

“A Tale of Two Competitions: In Search of the Intersection(s) Between Competition and Collaboration in a Beginning Graduate Design Studio,” with Geoffrey C. Adams, Intersections: Design Education and Other Fields of Inquiry, Proceedings: 22nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, I. Marjanovic and C. Robinson, editors, Iowa State University, 2006.

The HOME House Project: the Future of Affordable Housing, David J. Brown, editor, MIT Press 2004.

“Introduction to Three Dimensional Composition / Dancing on the Digital Divide,” with Geoffrey C. Adams, The Predicament of Beginning, Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 2002.

 


Architecture for Place: a Glenn Murcutt Exhibition, panelist, AIA Metro Phoenix + ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, 2015.

Archon Prize Competition, Juror, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2014.

Universal Design in Housing (CD), photography, Universal Design sub-committee of the Albuquerque Affordable Housing Committee, sponsored by City of Albuquerque Department of Family and Community Services, Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC), State of New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability, Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico, Wallen Builders/Homes, 2009.

The HOME House Project Exhibition: with Geoffrey C. Adams, Leslie Ford, Jim Fox, Marcus Bushong:

  • New York School of Interior Design, New York, New York; 2007.
  • Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana; 2007.
  • Museum of Design, Atlanta, Georgia; 2006.
  • Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 2006.
  • Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota; 2006.
  • Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, Ohio; 2006.
  • Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, Ohio; 2006.
  • El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; 2005.
  • University of North Texas Art Gallery at Denton, Texas; 2004.
  • Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach; 2004.
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Asheville with the Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina, Green Buildings Council; 2004.
  • Baltimore's Center for Visual Art and Culture, University of Maryland, AIA Baltimore chapter, Community Design Center; 2004

Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset, National Building Museum, Ralph Bennett, Isabelle Gournay, Ph.D, guest curators, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Due to Popular Demand: The HOME House Project Exhibition, SECCA, David J. Brown, Curator, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. October 18, 2003–April 3, 2004.

The HOME House Project Exhibition, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), David J. Brown, Curator, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2003.


The HOME House Project Competition, Design Award Winner, with Geoffrey C. Adams, Leslie Ford, Marcus Bushong, and Jim Fox, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2003.

Architecture for Social Justice Awards Program: Partnerships in Teaching, 2003.

For studio, seminar and independent student projects under my direction: Reliving HOME Student Design Competition (AIAS), Third Place and Honorable Mentions, 2014.

Young Architect’s Competition: Post-Quake Visions, Core, Finalist, 2013.

Form•Z Joint Study Program: Award of Distinction: Urban and Landscape Design, 35° | 106°, with Tim Castillo and Rana Abu-Dayyeh, 2008.

Designing for the 21st Century: International Conference on Universal Design Competition: Mercredi and Bolosse Community Centers, Honorable Mentions, with Geoffrey C. Adams, 2004.