"Karin utilizes her skills from developing conceptual design models to assisting with the preparation of final design and construction documents for our projects."

Karin Hirose

Associate Designer

Karin is an Associate Designer with FNI. She graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation and a Masters of Architecture.

While at Roger Williams, she was selected for an internship at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) and later worked as an intern during summers and school breaks at FNI.  From these experiences Karin gained a solid foundation in the critical analysis and documentation of existing buildings and in the FNI design process for the development of 21st century schools.

Karin is a key member of the FNI presentation team in our Rhode Island Studio with proficiency in hand sketching, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Revit and 3D modeling software. She utilizes her skills from developing conceptual design models to assisting with the preparation of final design and construction documents for our projects. 

Karin spent her childhood in Japan and her high school years at the Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland. In Switzerland, she was first involved in building construction as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Romania.  She has travelled extensively including Bangladesh, Bosnia, Malta, Australia, and throughout Europe. She is currently working with our design teams in Kobe, Japan, Chappaqua, NY and Kazan, Russia.