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Karl Frizlen

Karl Frizlen, AIA   president

As president and team leader, responsible for all aspects of architectural practice, with specific skills in client development, design, project management, and leadership.


Masters of Architecture, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 1976
Graduate of Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2001


1988 - present Registered Architect, New York State
2000 - present Registered Architect, State of Michigan
1980 - present Registered Architect, Germany
1988 - present Registered Architect, National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
1983 - 90 Registered Architect, State of Texas


American Institute of Architects, AIA
Ctr. for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Alumni Assoc.
Amherst, NY Chamber of Commerce
Congress for the New Urbanism
Forever Elmwood Nbrhd. Org., Buffalo, NY (board)
Elmwood Farmers Market Committee (chair)
Preservation Coalition, Buffalo, NY
National Trust for Historic Preservation


1980 - present President and Owner - The Frizlen Aroup, Architects, Buffalo, NY
1979 - 80 Project Architect - Ford Engineering, Inc., New Braunfels, TX
1978 - 79 Project Designer - Comprehensive Design, Inc., New Braunfels, TX
1976 - 78 Intern - Alfred Frueh, Architect, Ludwigsburg, Germany
1974 - 76 Intern - Mayer & Graf, Architects, Stuttgart, Germany