With Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes since 1988, Karen McAuley has developed extensive experience both in terms of project management and design, as she has worked on projects of all scopes in the institutional domain. Promoted to director in 1999, she applies her varied experience as project manager primarily in the aviation, governmental, business and education sectors. In recent years, she has been involved in projects of restructuring and expansion for Loto-Québec, as well as for the Aéroports de Montréal account with which she has been involved throughout her career, more specifically the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. She has led numerous projects in especially limited timeframes, such as restructuring airport operation facilities, expanding commercial sectors, planning five VIP lounges, remodelling international departure areas, developing the offices for security and information technology departments, conceiving new standards of design to be applied throughout the entire airport, etc. She has also variously taken on the role of head of design related to the planning of interiors, more recently for the development of the new Université de Montréal campus in Laval, the Business Development Bank of Canada company headquarters, and for the major redevelopment of the Ubisoft offices in Montréal.
She has developed an interest and particular appraisal for interior architecture projects, encompassing furniture and colour selections, and has become the main resource within the firm for this discipline. She is capable of assimilating and coordinating the needs of various participants in order to realize large-scale projects of great technical complexity. Throughout her career, Karen McAuley has been a notable contributor to the marketing plan of the firm’s professional services, as well as to business development.