Karen Marnach

Karen Marnach RA

Associate Principal / Senior Project Architect


Page has a reputation for managing complex projects well, and it is largely because of people like Project Manager Karen Marnach. An experienced architect with a focus on research facilities, Karen brings to those projects great intelligence and much attention to detail.

She also strives to be honorable and have integrity in her dealings with others and to do her best in whatever she does. Karen believes “integrity is only yours until you give it away,” and this attitude has guided her through many challenges.

Early in her career, Karen remembers that she had the misfortune to deal with an “old school” contractor who demonstrated arrogance toward women in construction. Ignoring the antagonism, Karen chose to focus instead on completing the project, and later learned that her supervisor had told the contractor he was lucky to have Karen on the project.