Karen Mak

Karen Mak

Joint CEO, dkstudio architects inc

Karen Mak – Co Founder and CEO of architectural firm dkstudio architects Inc.
Born in Hong Kong, moved to Canada as a teenager, since graduation she spent 1 year in Singapore and 10 years in Hong Kong, working and travelling throughout cities in China and Asia Pacific. After obtaining her profession qualification of Registered Architect HKIA and RIBA, she joined the luxury fashion retailers Donna Karan Inc. and Louis Vuitton, and have built 65+ luxury retail stores in Asia Pacific.
Moving back to Canada in 2006, she and her husband Dmytriy Pereklita, started the award-winning architectural practice, dkstudio architects inc.  Corporate Vision Magazine and Global 100 Magazine both awarded dkstudio as the best international luxury retail design firms in Canada 2019.  After 12 years in business, dkstudio now has three offices represented in Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto.  Their impressive luxury retail clients include Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Van Cleef & Arpels, and many other distinguished brands. Dkstudio has helped their clients expand their global store networks and have since completed 100+ luxury retails stores.
This year, dkstudio also received a very prestigious Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs Award for the Best Asia Pacific Business.  Karen has been celebrated in Ming Pao News Media and Omni Television.  She was a chosen panelist at the ACCE Business Forum,  ACCE West Coast Diversity Networking Event,  HKCBA National Conference and delivered a presentation for the Ontario-China Design Industry Delegation.