Karen Braitmayer

Gazing down at architect Karen Braitmayer from her living room wall is a depiction of the Hindu God Ganesh, remover of obstacles. Photo by © Moris Moreno.

Karen Braitmayer is a certified architect, a wheelchair user with osteogenesis imperfecta and the founder of the Seattle-based accessibility consulting firm Studio Pacifica. She is well known within the world of Seattle architecture, and her clients – some of the largest companies in the world – include Amazon, Nike, Starbucks and Microsoft. Additionally, she consults with other award-winning architects as they complete projects that will shape the character of her city for decades to come.

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