Sara’s interest in architecture began early when she was accompanying her dad to job site visits in her hometown Kerman, Iran. The variety of spatial and structural configurations within each building fascinated and inspired her. She eventually enrolled at University of Kerman, Iran in Architectural engineering program.
Studying in Kerman, a city rich with vernacular architecture located in a hot region, helped her ﬁnd tune her direction; “A marriage of ancient and contemporary architecture as a key to green design strategy”. To follow her sustainable design interest, she received her degree in Master of Architecture with sustainability focus from University of Oregon.
She has expanded her skills by conducting research to improve her knowledge of innovative sustainable design strategies in net-zero buildings and has experienced working with different energy software such as; IESVE, Ecotect Analysis and Climate Consultant in addition to architectural design softwares.
Sara has a wide range of experience in retail, mixed-use, and custom residential projects. Her specialty is in design and energy conservation, specifically passive design strategies in vernacular architecture.