Karen Lemmert established the architecture studio, MANIFOLD design, in 2001.  The practice has produced works ranging from the establishment of a 200 acre reforestation plan, the completion of a ‘Manifold’ small business incubator for EHCDC in Baltimore City to exhibiting at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2016 & 2014 as part of the Time, Space Existence adopted ex hibtion.  MANIFOLD also participated in an exhibition for the Venice Art Biennale 2015 and in the Milan Fuorisalone 2015. It has had multiple installations at Baltimore's Artscape. MANIFOLD design is committed to fostering new growth within cities and embracing the challenge of incorporating their investigations into existing works and landscapes. Surviving a near-death car accident in 2013, Lemmert is truly invested in revitalization and focussed on making positive contributions.

Karen Lemmert earned a Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and earned a Masters of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Art Academy.  Under Peter Lynch, artist-in residence, she participated in the Sao Paulo Architectural Biennial. Prior work includes the Visionary Art Museum Artist Think Tank and Whole House Environs, the H.H. Richardson Warder-Totten House Restoration, the Baltimore Friend’s School Alumni Hall and MTV’s Detroit offices. She has exhibited works at galleries including the Rimonim Gallery, Miami, Museum of New Art, Detroit, Maryland Art Place and School 33 in Baltimore.

Karen Lemmert is a licensed architects in the State of Maryland. She taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and have been a guest critics at Parsons & RISD.  MANIFOLD design has been included in publications including the [bracket] journal, ‘On farming’ and in the Tenancias Portada, ‘Tiempo, espacio, existencia.’

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