Karle Packard founded Red Hawk Studio Architects, Inc. in 1995. The practice has focused on re-use of older buildings, especially historic structures. As Principal, Mr. Packard has worked with public sector and private sector clients bringing projects through all phases of architectural services from feasibility studies to post-construction. Notable projects include renovation of the historic Oren K. Sanborn House and grounds for the Town of Winchester, MA and the Winchester Historical Society; master planning for the 1710 Faulkner House and grounds in Acton, MA; renovation of a late 19th century industrial building into the new headquarters for the C.N. Burman Company, Paterson, NJ; and renovations, additions, and handicapped access projects for the Danvers Housing Authority and the Winchendon Housing Authority.

As an associate and project manager at Finegold Alexander + Associates, Mr. Packard, was responsible for renovations to the Tremont Temple in Boston; renovations of the Campus Center and Theatre at the Williston Northampton School; the new Beth El Synagogue in Omaha, NE; the new Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Minnetonka, MN; and USAF housing in Sondrestrom, Greenland. At a previous firm, he was project architect for a series of passive solar houses and additions done in cooperation with solar pioneer, Norman Saunders.

Active in public service, he has served as a member and chair of the Planning Board and Historic Districts Commission of Concord, MA and as Vice Chair of the Concord’s Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee.

Mr. Packard has taught as an Adjunct Instructor in Architecture at Massasoit Community College.

A graduate of Columbia College and the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, he also holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Mr. Packard is a registered architect in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.