Meet Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, CPBD, FAIBD

Michelsohn & Daughter has been building homes in Anchorage for more than 40 years. The company’s founder Paul Michelsohn is still involved in the company. However, with his semi-retirement, his wife, company Vice President, Karen Kassik-Michelsohn is now leading the team.  


Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, CPBD, FAIBD, is the only female builder in Anchorage. Relocated from Florida to Alaska, Karen is an award-winning designer with over 30 years experience. She specializes in custom home and remodeling design. Her eye for detail has earned her rave reviews from clients and numerous awards across the country.


Karen loves seeing each project go from paper to reality. One of Karen’s many talents is accessible and aging-in-place design. She blends the beauty of full-customized, modern design with the future in mind. Working with Karen, you can invest in your forever home knowing it’s designed to fit your needs as you age.


Karen’s career in the building industry began in 1987 in Florida with Lucia Custom Home Designers, Inc. She spent 23 years with the company, working her way up to president and partner (the firm eventually became Lucia, Kassik & Monday, Inc.). She was responsible for sales, design, company operations and customer service. Karen’s design talent and coordination helped make the company a leader in building design in central Florida. Karen left to start her own design firm, Home Accessibilities by Karen Kassik, Inc. In 2010, she became vice president at Michelsohn & Daughter.


Karen is currently serving as president of the Anchorage Home Builders Association, receiving the “Builder of the Year” award in 2016.

Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, Lead Designer


National Council of Building Designer Certification: Certified Professional Building Designer, 1989

National Association of Home Builders: Certified Aging in Place Specialist, 2009

National Association of Home Builders: Certified Green Professional, 2009

American Institute of Building Design: Fellowship

Professional Affiliations

Certified Professional Building Designer Member: American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

Builder Member: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)