Karen Wu

Structural Designer

Karen is a structural designer in BASE’s Chicago office whose project experience includes military, office, high-rise, and hospitality projects. Karen’s projects have led to her develop an in-depth knowledge of design for progressive collapse, and high wind and high seismic environments.

Karen is from Hoffman Estates, IL, and has spent most of her free time since kindergarten at her parents’ Chinese restaurant in Lake in the Hills. She enjoys reading, drawing, and doing puzzles – one of the most difficult being a 3D mechanical wooden locomotive.