Rona Karp earned her Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010. While at UCLA, she studied under Jason Payne, Barton Myers, Dagmar Richter, Heather Roberge and Georgina Huljich, and participated in a traveling studio to Brazil. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in 2004 with a major in Urban Studies. At Columbia she immersed herself in architectural studios, fine arts, and the history of the built environment. She also co-founded the award-winning a cappella group, Nonsequitur.

Rona is fascinated by the interplay between design, social science, art, sustainability, technology, and construction. Her particular interest is in small to medium scale projects that engage the senses and carefully consider context, spatial sequencing and materiality. Her interdisciplinary background has led to her strong interest in elevating seemingly mundane urban objects and systems (freeways, fire escapes, traffic signals) to greater aesthetic importance.

Rona has worked for SWA Group, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design, Handel Architects and Daly Genik. She also has taught architecture studios at UCLA, both in the undergraduate program and in the summer Jumpstart Program. She is originally from Massachusetts, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.