Karen Duan is a designer and educator based in Seattle, where she works for Olson Kundig. Previously, she served as a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Michigan, where she taught undergraduate studio.
Karen holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.S. in Architecture with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, where she received the AIA Huron Valley Chapter Award, the Willeke Portfolio Award, and the Wallenberg Studio Award. As both a designer and writer, her written work has also been recognized with three Hopwood Awards, the Arthur Miller Writing Award, the Feinberg Family Prize, the Jeffrey L. Weisberg Memorial Prize, and the Stanley S. Schwartz Prize in Writing.