Carisima Koenig

Carisima Koenig

AIA, LEED AP - Principal

A trusted leader with more than two decades of higher education design expertise, Carisima Koenig is a dynamic architect who designs and plans inclusive learning environments which look to the future. A champion for innovation and firm believer in the importance of educational accessibility, Carisima has worked across all education typologies and designs with both today’s students, as well as future generations, in mind. With an open and collaborative mindset, she strategizes with campus leadership to tackle the unique challenges of each institution and ensure a solution which enhances growth and opportunity for all. Outside of work, Carisima acts as a Visiting Assistant Professor, teaching architecture and urban design to graduate students, and serves as both Co-Chair of the AIANY Professional Practice Committee and Advisory Board Member for Madame Architect.

Our Perkins Eastman

An invaluable asset in the firm’s New York studio, Carisima is a creative problem-solver with a well-honed awareness of the fast-moving educational landscape. She believes deeply in the power of mentorship and acts as an inclusive leader.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (646) 225-5899
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  • Education

  • Iowa State University, B.Arch.; Drake University–School of Fine Arts, B.F.A.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects, LEED Accredited Professional, Society of College & University Planners