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Founder | Omgivning Architecture 

Karin Liljegren


Karin has dedicated her career to community building, sustainability and advocacy by embracing adaptive reuse as a powerful means to revitalize our cities. She became a Fellow of the AIA in 2020, (add comma) based on her drive to elevate the architect’s role in urban revitalization by creating a nationally applicable model for the practice of adaptive reuse. Karin founded Omgivning in 2009, and since then, the firm has built a reputation for uncovering potential in underutilized buildings by transforming them into hotels, multifamily housing, offices, restaurants, and bars. 

Karin holds a MArch from UCLA.