Green Festival Speakers

Karen Strawn



Karen cofounded Arcadia Design Studio 17 years ago and for the past 16 years has been an integral part of the remodel at the University of Denver. Hired by former Chancellor Dan Ritchie and lead Architect Cab Childress, Arcadia Design Studio was recently published as part of a book about the architecture and design process in rebuilding DU, Built for Learning: a Unified Architectural Vision for the University of Denver.

About 13 years ago, Karen developed environmental sensitivities to organic solvents and formaldehyde products. This has been a long journey of discovery, healing and awareness into how toxic is our world and what can be done about it. This naturally led to changing how Arcadia Design Studio did business from supplier to client.