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Kari Collins

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Sacramento Studio


Where did you go to school?
I graduated from CSU Sacramento and earned a degree in Interior Design with a concentration in architecture.

What do you do at RMW?
I am a junior designer. I work on a variety of projects ranging from office tenant improvements to manufacturing facilities to retail shops. I do a little of everything throughout the timeline of a project including creating 3d models/renderings, construction documents, and providing administrative support.

What do you like about the firm?
What I enjoy most about RMW is that my role evolves throughout the course of a project, allowing me to learn and exercise multiple skillsets. Everyone at the firm wears a few different hats, and I believe this helps create a group of well-rounded professionals. Plus, everyone is super friendly, welcoming, and willing to share knowledge.

What do you do outside the firm?
On the weekends I like to spend time with family and friends, go to the movies and take little day trips just outside of Sacramento. I love to travel! My most recent trip was to Disneyworld in Florida, and I’m hoping my next adventure will be in Japan.

What is your favorite building or space?
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, the house I studied in college. The execution of its design concept has always stood out to me. Maybe its cliché, being Frank Lloyd Wright, but I love the way the house merges with its surroundings as if it were meant to be there and just grew from the ground up. Somewhere along the way, humanity lost its connection with the surrounding natural environment. The way Wright demonstrates this relationship using architecture is profound. I’d like to think we can still find balance with the Earth. Architecture and design can play a huge role in recovering that harmony.