Karine Charlebois is an Associate at Eckersley O’Callaghan in New York where she leads commercial, retail, educational, cultural, hospitality and high-end residential façade projects. She has designed custom curtain walls, structural glass facades, window walls, skylights, cable walls and rainscreen systems.
Prior to her façade career, Karine has worked in research on composites materials and as an architectural designer for luxury hotels and custom footbridges. This experience combined with her educational background in engineering and architecture allow her to find novel façade solutions which combine innovative use of materials, constructability, structural and thermal performance while taking into account the project sensitivities with regards to the architectural intent.
Karine holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in Canada, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nottingham and a Postgraduate Diploma in Structural Engineering from the University of Surrey in the UK as well as a Master of Science in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences from Delft Technical University in The Netherlands.
She has also been a guest tutor at the Parsons School of Design and the University of Maryland.