She is passionate about design & life.
Karla Castellanos was born and raised in colourful and picturesque Guadalajara, Mexico. She moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2002 and became a registered architect with the AIBC in 2011.
Between 2003 and 2011 she had the opportunity to work alongside talented colleagues in firms across the Lower Mainland where she designed, coordinated and managed a variety of projects ranging from mid-rise to high-rise residential buildings, commercial and institutional spaces, as well as light and heavy industrial facilities. Karla developed a keen eye for achieving efficiencies and vigilance of costs.
In 2010, Karla’s entrepreneurial spirit awoke, and she brought together a group of investors to develop a number of single family residences. The prototype home was successfully completed, brought to market and sold in 2011. This made Karla realize that she needed to combine her passion for architectural design and business development. In 2015, she established her own practice, KCC Architecture.
Karla has traced her professional path to become an architect with a unique perspective, result of her upbringing, her chosen place of residence and her genuine passion for Architecture.
For the past 8 years Karla has focused on tilt-up concrete construction projects. She is fascinated by the qualities and opportunities this material offers to building innovation, design solutions, energy efficiencies, speed of construction, quality and affordability.