Karen Rios

Karen Rios

Atlanta, GA, US

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Sims Patrick Studio, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Project Designer

Work focused primarily on hospitality. My role focused primarily on the creation of renderings for project presentations (from conception to final) in addition to the completion of construction documents. Occasional 3-D models required for CD, sketches, renders, and visualizations. Furthermore, my design input primarily focused on fixtures, millwork, and hardware.

May 2019 - Mar 2020

Lyman Davidson Dooley, Marietta, GA, US, Architectural Drafter and Interior Project Designer

Work focused primarily on healthcare and commercial buildings. As an architectural drafter, my role included completion of 3D models and their subsequent construction documents in Revit. Occasional site visits for measuring and existing document completion were also performed. In the interiors department, construction documents were completed using AutoCad. My design input generally consisted of furniture design including custom separator panels and millwork engraving patterns with an occasional need for 3-D visualizations.

Apr 2016 - Nov 2017

Atlanta Design District, Norcross, GA, US, Architectural Drafter and Construction Management Assistant

Work focused primarily on commercial and residential buildings. My role as an architectural drafter included completion of construction documents and renderings. As a construction management assistant, I was to oversee the construction process, ensuring timely and orderly completion of each construction or renovation. Inclusively, analysis of given construction documents for material count and scheduling was required alongside occasional client meetings.

Feb 2015 - Sep 2016


Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA, US, BArch, Architecture and Construction Management

Jul 2012 - current


DCA Exhibition Competition, Other

The competition called for hand-drawn and computer-generated architectural drawings or renderings under two distinct categories. Several of my drawings under each category will be featured in the 2020 exhibition.


Archi-Prix Internationa, Nomination

Biennial international competition in which one thesis project per year is chosen to represent their school. Award is then given to the best graduation projects worldwide.


Hunter Museum Undergraduate Symposium, Other

We the People. Panelist.


Critical Mass, 1st Place

I represented the Kennesaw State University School of Architecture at Crtical Mass, presenting my thesis to various professionals including DS+R's Charles Renfro.


Portman Prize, Honorable Mention

Final thesis competition among Kennesaw State's top architecture students.