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Karen Kovolski, NCIDQ, LEED AP is an associate who coordinates the interior design of commercial and institutional projects. She has a passion for design and collaboration, and primarily focuses on programming, space planning, specifications, FF&E selection, and construction administration. Karen enjoys the problem solving and creative thinking required for planning interior spaces and is a strong communicator of the team’s design ideas. Her recent projects at ALMA include the Welcome Center at Markle Hall, Portlock Black Cultural Center, and Penske MIS Renovations.


After earning a graduate degree in Interior Design, Karen has spent 17 years honing her skills in commercial, adaptive reuse, and institutional projects that encompassed a variety of opportunities and challenges. She joined ALMA in 2016; previously, she worked directly with clients like Boeing, Shire Pharmaceuticals and QVC. She is NCIDQ certified and a LEED Accredited Professional.


Karen has led presentations and tours for the IFMA Greater Philadelphia chapter (2015), the Greenbuild Convention (2013), and the AIA National Convention (2016). She has also been an adjunct professor at the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson University for over a decade.

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