Karen Gupta joined Prairie Engineers in 2020 with 15 years of experience in green building design and construction management. Most recently, Karen managed preconstruction and LEED management for 12 LEED Silver and Gold design-build highway rest area buildings in Florida.
During her construction career, Karen has managed planning, permitting, estimating, and construction oversight in the oil / gas and healthcare sectors. As a construction manager, she has acted as a general contractor and owner’s representative for projects ranging from $500k to over $150M in Florida, Washington, Texas, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1994 and her Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Illinois in 2020 with an emphasis on Energy, Water, Environment and Sustainability. Karen has been a LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council since 2008 and maintains a specialty in Building Design and Construction.
Karen has two daughters and a myriad of pets and calls the community of Chatham, IL her home. She enjoys home improvement projects, visiting family in the US and abroad, and traveling to national parks.