karen kjos, LEED APAssociate Phone: 612-524-4238
Karen works in ESG’s fast-paced and quickly growing workplace sector on behind-the-scenes project management. An interior designer and former project manager at another leading national design firm, Karen keeps ESG’s workplace teams on task and on track. She instigates and oversees best practices, writes proposals and contracts, creates budgets, and balances staff assignments on work teams. In doing so, she assists ESG’s workplace sector in not only fulfilling but also exceeding client expectations.
Karen recently enjoyed a sabbatical during which she taught adult education classes, ESL (English as a Second Language) to immigrants and GED (General Equivalency Diploma) preparation. When she was recruited by ESG, she jumped at the chance to bring her expertise to the immensely creative and busy workplace sector, while continuing her volunteer work. “As workplace design continues to evolve,” Karen says, “I’m committed to helping ESG’s teams innovate, grow, and bring creativity and design excellence to every project.”