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Sara Grant

AIA | LEED AP | Partner

Sara Grant designs equitable, healthy, and sustainable environments that empower communities. An inclusive leader and rigorous analyst, she helps stakeholders evaluate options and make strategic decisions for immediate and long-term impact.

In her work with educational, cultural, and religious institutions, Sara promotes well-being through active design principles and the accommodation of different minds and bodies. She also develops flexible program and planning frameworks that enable future evolution. Pairing client priorities with data-driven research and design methods, she creates inspiring places that accommodate specific needs. Her commitment to sustainable and equitable design—and to operational efficiency—infuse MBB’s entire studio culture.

Sara serves as chair of the Young New Yorkers Alliance, a mentor in the GSAPP Alumni Mentorship Program, and on the AIANY Committee on Architecture for Education. Recognized as an innovator in active school design, and as an advocate for the design of equitable public spaces, she has spoken at numerous schools and conferences. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and earned her Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s GSAPP.

Sara joined MBB in 2004 and became a Partner in 2015.



  • 2018AIA|NY Vice President’s Citation for Design Excellence Vice Presidents