Karen Folsom

Senior Project Manager

Having experience as the mother of three grown children, Karen is very patient and kind to those less experienced and coaches her team through the toughest of projects. She always knows just how to brighten people’s spirits around the office. Sometimes that involves sugar and carbs. Her distinctive laugh will bring a smile to anyone’s face. A self-professed “binge watcher” of Downton Abbey (and really, who isn’t?), Karen is a connoisseur when it comes to PBS and literature.

With over 20 years of experience in the field of Landscape Architecture, Karen has established a career of creating outdoor spaces for the enhancement of our lives. She has worked collaboratively with a variety of clients and program types to achieve project goals. As a LEED Accredited Professional and certified arborist, she continues to incorporate sustainable practices into every project. Karen has successfully led large consultant teams with many varying fields of expertise. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Karen is a licensed Landscape Architect.


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SSA is an award-winning landscape architecture firm. We have been published in notable magazines and have garnered numerous awards for our exceptional designs.  You can find out more here. 

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We are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.

Please email us a cover letter, resume and examples of  your work to info@ssala.com 

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