Francis Cauffman Appoints Carol Karasek As Principal, Science and Technology

2015.0727.Re-S.CarolKarasek.fullAward-winning international architecture firm Francis Cauffman announced that Carol Karasek, AIA, has been appointed Principal, Science and Technology. Karasek is a practice leader with 35 years of experience in the programming, design, and delivery of research and clinical facilities. Her specialty is the design of academic medical centers engaged in translational research. This emerging model integrates basic science and clinical studies, leading to more meaningful health outcomes.

“We’re delighted to welcome Carol to Francis Cauffman,” said James Crispino, president. “Medical centers nationwide look to her as a trusted resource because of her long experience team-building, problem-solving and delivering reliably on complex projects.”

Francis Cauffman’s Science and Technology group is unusual in that it develops research projects for both corporate and academic labs, ranging from top university research facilities to biotech incubators. Karasek leads teams that carry the firm’s research expertise from project to project, maximize operational efficiency, and stay in the forefront of technology.

Karasek’s past national clients include the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, North Shore Long Island Jewish Healthcare System, Los Angeles County – University of Southern California Medical Center, Bronx Psychiatric Center Adult Behavioral Health Facility, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York University Langone Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital Oakland. Previously, Karasek was a Senior Vice President at Cannon Design.

She serves her clients with effective project management, thoughtful planning, and consistent oversight. Her experience has garnered numerous awards, including a New York Construction Award for Merit for the Feinstein Institute at North Shore Long Island Jewish Healthcare System and a “Build Brooklyn” award for the SUNY Downstate Medical Center Biotech Incubator.

Karasek has a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. She is licensed in New York, California, and Connecticut.

Francis Cauffman, an award-winning architecture firm with offices in New York and Philadelphia, has supported its clients since 1954 with innovative architecture, planning, and interior design services. The practice is recognized for being on the leading edge of new investigations in healthcare, academic research and teaching, corporate research, and corporate and advanced technology. Francis Cauffman has a staff of 130 architects, planners, and interior designers and is active in 20 states and three countries. The firm’s clients include Mt. Sinai and Continuum Health Partners, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, MD Anderson at Cooper, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.