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Washington, D.C.

Sarah Woodhead

AIA, NCARB

Expertise

  • Architecture
  • K-12 Schools
  • Principal
Sarah Woodhead
  • Principal
“The best moments in the realm of school design are after the ribbon cutting, when the students and teachers have moved into a new or renovated school, and have made it their own. The vibrant warmth of a positive learning environment is immediately apparent.”

Sarah leads the firm’s K-12 Education practice along the East coast, where she is responsible for growing our presence and working with local communities to plan and design the next generation of school facilities. She brings a unique perspective to every project, having a background in both architecture and school district administration. For three decades Sarah has positioned herself as an expert in public policy, design and construction management, as well as sustainability and education infrastructure.

“Biophilic designs celebrate and strengthen the connection between young learners and the natural environment. This enhanced approach to sustainability is essential to conserving, repairing, and protecting our environment and creating a culture of environmental stewardship.”

Sarah is active in industry organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE.) She regularly presents to local and international audiences on sustainable design, pedagogy and the built environment, and the impact of school facility design on learning. She also has served as a guest critic for Washington, D.C. area schools of architecture.