2020 Women in Architecture Award

AIA Connecticut Women in Architecture Award honors female architects who demonstrate design excellence, promote equitable practice, and are creating positive change in the profession.

The 2020 Women in Architecture Awardee
Karin Patriquin, AIA

As a practitioner, Karin Patriquin displays a unique blend of strong design skills, intentional firm leadership, and an outward orientation towards her broader community. 

Karin’s design portfolio displays an enthusiasm for modern forms, new technologies, and consideration of the end user. This is balanced with thoughtfulness towards the architectural context in which she practices - specifically, Connecticut’s historic and environmental landscapes. Despite leading a small firm, Karin has taken on a wide
variety of project types which build off each other: educational, commercial, and multi-family housing.

Having benefited from an international education, including working in six major global cities, Karin has consistently prioritized seeking and empowering designers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The office design process is collaborative, with
all members contributing their ideas towards project and firm decisions.

Karin elevates communities beyond the office as she serves on the University of Hartford School of Architecture Advisory Board and has mentored numerous aspiring architects, particularly women, in high school and college settings. She serves on the Guilford Design Review Committee and encouraged colleagues to play pivotal roles in
the founding of the NOMA Connecticut chapter.

Fundamentally, Karin’s work seeks equity in the built environment: she is a strong advocate for sustainable affordable housing and pushes all projects to rethink traditional building types to better serve users.

Congratulations to the 2020 Women in Architecture Awardee, Karin Patriquin, AIA!

The 2020 Women in Architecture Jury:

Sara C. Bronin, AIA

Sara is the Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law at UConn Law School and the founder of Desegregate CT.

Evelyn Lee, AIA

Evelyn, is the first-ever Senior Experience Designer at Slack Technologies.

Julie Snow, FAIA

Julie Snow leads Snow Kreilich Architects, a studio-based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   The practice has been recognized with numerous awards including the AIA’s 2018 Architecture Firm Award.