Principal designer, Allied ASID
From an early age, Karen was interested in architecture and design. After studying some architectural and design softwares in high school and being her engineer dad’s first little helper for house decor and repairs, she went on to graduate with honors from Veritas University in Costa Rica. There, she obtained a 6-year BFA in Architecture. In 2014 Karen obtained her second degree in BFA in Interior Design from the Miami International University of Art and Design.
Karen got experience in her profession by working in architecture design offices, helping colleagues with drawings and creating live AutoCAD workshops. Because of her acquired drafting skills, becoming an interior designer was a natural transition for Karen as she decided to start her own interior design company, KAZA Interiors in 2016. Then, she also became an Allied ASID South Florida member and constantly takes continuing education courses as part of her membership.
Her background working with not only interior designers but also with architects gives her the confidence and knowledge to connect both fields and to have the ability to see architecture and interior design as a whole. Since starting the firm, Karen has been building an important portfolio of projects and clients that include fifty different interior design boutique firms and real estate agents in California, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ontario (Canada), Texas, and Washington, as well as contractors and developers in the South Florida Area. Karen’s husband Max, a business manager, does accounting for KAZA and helps with content creation for the company’s website and advertising materials.
At home, both enjoy spending time with their two fur babies Kiba and Lulu, and traveling the world to explore modern and historic architecture and interiors. Karen also loves to cook and share recipes with her mother. They are founders of a successful Jewish culinary website with spanish written recipes.