Karima is an Intern Architect with experience working on design projects in Canada, USA, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Her design approach relies on the intersection between design and community well-being. She has managed transit-oriented mixed-use developments by coordinating the design of station infrastructure within residential and commercial spaces. She has also been directly involved in master planning and town home design for rural community projects in the Georgian Bay area. Additionally, she has worked on neighborhood intensification projects, healthcare facilities expansion, and the design of religious and multipurpose spaces. A strong proponent of interdisciplinary design, Karima has successfully led complex projects working with communities, consultants and legal counsel.
In addition to practicing Architecture, Karima is committed to developing research and strategies to empower vulnerable communities with disaster resilience through design. She is currently a consultant to the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat for housing in rural mountainous regions in Central Asia.