Hamlin Chapel and Library
Founded in 1995 by Karen Bausman, New York City-based Karen Bausman + Associates (KB+A) is a dynamic, interdisciplinary architectural known for its ability to integrate architecture, infrastructure, and landscape design into its work. Like the progressive clients it serves, the firm is known for its strong record of new ideas, quality and excellence in design.
Principal Karen Bausman’s innovative and creative approach to bringing bold artistry to building design and interior architecture has culminated in successfully completed projects at such notable sites as World Financial Center, Rockefeller Center, and Ladies Mile, and for world-class clients that include Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Entertainment and Coty Inc., Newmark Knight Frank and the City of New York. The breadth of the firm’s excellence in building design ranges from a Progressive Architecture Award-winning theater for Los Angeles, to Hamlin Chapel and Library, as well as numerous municipal buildings.
Founded on principal and lead designer Karen Bausman’s vision of architect as aggregator in the collaborative process of design development, she is involved in all aspects of a project including planning, design, technical, and engineering considerations. As the driving force behind the firm’s high-profile projects, Ms. Bausman is experienced with implementing contractual assignments through final completion. Supporting her in this effort is Executive Studio Director Karla Bausman, a global business executive with many years of experience, including a particular expertise in joint ventures.
Karen Bausman + Associates in 2010, 2012 and again in 2014 was awarded a multiyear Design Excellence contract from the City of New York as part of the City’s ambitious effort to bring new ideas, high performance and environmental soundness to the design of city-financed buildings and other structures. The firm currently has several new buildings in the works for the City. The firm’s expertise is also being applied to numerous large-scale coastal building projects at sites in the Bronx and Manhattan for a stronger, more resilient New York post Hurricane Sandy.
Karen Bausman +Associates has been recognized internationally throughout the profession with numerous awards, publications and exhibitions for quality and excellence in design. Critically acclaimed works include Performance Theater, featured in The New York Times and Architecture magazine, which gave the project its Progressive Architecture Award; and Hamlin Chapel and Library, featured in the Annual Awards Issue of Architecture and A + U: Architecture and Urbanism (Japan). Karen Bausman has also completed notable New York corporate headquarters for global entertainment clients Warner Bros. Records, winner of Office Interior of the Year Award from Interiors Magazine, and Elektra Entertainment Group, profiled in Progressive Architecture and Interior Design magazine.