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Karen Block is an architect of ideas. Over the past 15 years, she has built her reputation on an ability to envision fresh, inspiring ways of designing and exploring spaces. It’s this zest for innovation that led Karen to branch out independently, launching her own experience design firm in Orlando: KNZ Companies.
At KNZ, Karen Block practices a new approach to architecture and design, one fueled by an intrinsic understanding of brands and their unique opportunities for expression. This knowledge was cultivated through years of working with multinational giants with the most exacting needs. Her expertise has won the trust and loyalty of major clients, whom have followed her in her new endeavor.
A simple yet powerful design philosophy is what defines Karen’s work. The built environment must embody brand values through and through, giving all who interact with the space a fulfilling and cohesive experience. By providing creative, brand-consistent solutions, Karen Block helps her clients use design to meet business goals and stay on the cutting edge of their markets.
Karen Block received a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Land Development from Texas A&M University. She is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Ms. Block also holds certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Ms. Block is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), American Planning Association (APA), Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).