Sara focuses on the restoration and renovation of existing buildings. In addition to practicing as an architect, she is a licensed engineer with a strong technical understanding of building preservation and analysis. Her design approach integrates meeting the needs of modern users with the complexities of adapting existing buildings. Sara has extensive experience working with engineers, preservation commissions, and code officials to find workable solutions. She pursues design solutions that promote usability, flexibility, and sustainability.
Sara’s projects include K-12 and higher education, healthcare, commercial and government offices, residential, hospitality, religious buildings, and maker spaces. She has worked on the rehabilitation of building types ranging from abandoned factories to a National Historic Landmark.
Sara is passionate about projects that reinvent places from the past to enrich and better serve the needs of the future. Her favorite projects layer the future with the past to create a rich and compelling user experience.
Master of Historic Preservation, University of Maryland, 2010
Master of Architecture, University of Maryland, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Columbia University, 2002