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Karen Pickering

Karen Pickering

Director - Chair of the Board
1992 - present

"All projects start with a conversation, but great projects come from getting the right people round the table from the very beginning."

Karen joined Page\Park in 1992, having graduated with a diploma in architecture from The Glasgow School of Art. Karen is a driving force in the delivery of our extensive portfolio of higher education buildings. She is the chair of our board of directors, and a board member for both Women in Property Scotland and Employee Ownership Scotland. Her standing in architectural and business communities is recognised by her continued roles as an awards assessor for the Civic Trust, and as a business contributor to the Scottish Government Economy and Fair Work Committee.

Karen has an impressive record of delivering projects on time and on budget, having overseen a total of 27 projects from conception to completion. Notably, she lead the delivery of The Kelvin Hall redevelopment; the first building in the United Kingdom to bring together museum, archive, and sports facilities to create a cross-cultural destination.

Karen has a wealth of design knowledge, with particular emphasis on the user requirements in higher education and healthcare buildings. She also holds RIAS accreditation in both conservation and sustainable design.