Kari Smith

Interior Designer


Kari Smith joined us in October of 2018 as our newest Interior Designer. She is a graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in Housing & Interior Design. Kari has over 13 years of experience on projects ranging from corporate, healthcare, retail, churches and museums. She was drawn to our focus on TEAM and COMMUNITY, which are part of the core values of Paragon Architecture. Kari loves the client relationship and collaboration process and how a space makes the client feel complete.

She has been an active board member of the Springfield Design Association for the past 7 years.  Kari is also on the Development Board for the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. For over three years, she was part of the design team for the Museum of Bible in Washington, D.C. which stands out as one of her favorite projects.


Bachelor of Science in Housing & Interior Design РMissouri State University


Springfield Design Association

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Plaza Shoe Store- Commercial Infill


MSSU- Residence Hall
OTC- Information Commons Restroom Finishes

Healthcare Building

Jordan Valley Community Health Center- Women's Health


Museum of the Bible- Hospitality Area in Washington D.C.


Various High-End Residential Projects