Our own Karin Patriquin won the inaugural award from AIA CT Women in Architecture Committee. The Women in Architecture Award recognizes licensed women architects within AIA Connecticut who showcase exceptional design skills, advocate for fair and sustainable practices, and make a positive impact in the industry.
A Note from the 2020 Women in Architecture Award Jury:
“As a practitioner, Karin Patriquin displays a unique blend of strong design skills, intentional firm leadership, and an outward orientation towards her broader community. Karin’s design portfolio displays an enthusiasm for modern forms, new technologies, and consideration of the end user. This is balanced with thoughtfulness towards the architectural context in which she practices – specifically, Connecticut’s historic and environmental landscapes. Despite leading a small firm, Karin has taken on a wide variety of project types which build off each other: educational, commercial, and multi-family housing. Having benefited from an international education, including working in six major global cities, Karin has consistently prioritized seeking and empowering designers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The office design process is collaborative, with all members contributing their ideas towards project and firm decisions. Karin elevates communities beyond the office as she serves on the University of Hartford School of Architecture Advisory Board and has mentored numerous aspiring architects, particularly women, in high school and college settings. She serves on the Guilford Design Review Committee and encouraged colleagues to play pivotal roles in the founding of the NOMA Connecticut chapter. Fundamentally, Karin’s work seeks equity in the built environment: she is a strong advocate for sustainable affordable housing and pushes all projects to rethink traditional building types to better serve users. Congratulations to the 2020 Women in Architecture Awardee, Karin Patriquin, AIA!”