B.Arch. with distinction, Southern California Institute of Architecture, (1994)
M.L.A. with distinction, Harvard University (1999)
Karen M'Closkey is co-founder of PEG office of landscape + architecture, an award-winning design and research practice based in Philadelphia. PEG’s work explores the potential for new media and fabrication technologies to produce novel relationships between organic and inorganic materials, often utilizing pattern as a means to heighten the perception of temporal and ephemeral phenomena. The firm has been published internationally and won numerous design awards, including the 2010 Emerging New York Architects prize, the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers and a 2011 Boston Society of Architects Research Grant for work pertaining to geo-cell customization.
PEG’s work has been published in numerous books and journals, including "Emerging Practices" in Architectural Record, Urban Spaces: Squares & Plazas (Barcelona: Carles Broto, 2007), 1000x Architecture of the Americas (Verlagshaus Braun: 2008), "Remarkable Landscape Architects," in ELA environment & landscape architecture of Korea, Advanced Public Design (Damdi, 2009), Advanced Interior Design (Damdi, 2009) and Public Landscape (Rihan International, 2010). Peg has received three AIA Awards, an I.D. Magazine award and were the featured practice in LW’s (Landscape World, Korea) September 2010 issue.
M'Closkey, a registered landscape architect, teaches core design studios, option studios, and contemporary theories of landscape architecture. She is author of the forthcoming book Unearthed: the Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates (University of Pennsylvania Press).