Karen Flatt

Studio Director and Mental Health Lead



Karen is an Architect, Studio Director and the Mental Health Lead at Arcadis who specialises in mental health design. With over 20 years of experience in designing for mental health and wellbeing she has developed a profound knowledge of both service-users‘ and healthcare professionals’ unique requirements. She has successfully designed and delivered numerous award-wining mental health schemes across different age groups, and security levels.

Karen believes that building environments play a significant role in the behaviour of their users and good design can deliver real and measurable benefits. Her aim at Arcadis is to involve users in all aspects of the design process to create sustainable, uplifting and therapeutic buildings that improve mental and physical wellbeing.

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