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Sara Grant

AIA | LEED AP | Partner

Sara Grant has practiced architecture for over eighteen years, developing highly regarded expertise in the design and management of complex educational and institutional projects. With a strong design sensibility and creative approach to spatial programming, she oversees all design documentation and construction administration phases of projects in her charge.

Driven by her commitment to sustainable and equitable design, Sara has worked with numerous institutions to create learning environments and gathering places that bring together diverse, intergenerational communities in healthy and inspiring settings. She has managed projects for Rodeph Sholom School, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School as well as Union Square Ventures. She is currently responsible for planning work with the Gillen Brewer School, as well as the Park Avenue Synagogue renovations, and their new Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Sara received a Master in Architecture from Columbia University. She has served as a panelist on active design in schools, and presented her award-winning research on the design of equitable public space to national audiences. She serves as Co-Chair on the Van Alen Program Leadership Council, as a mentor in the GSAPP Alumni Mentorship Program, and on the AIANY Committee on Architecture for Education.

Sara joined Murphy Burnham & Buttrick in 2004, was appointed as an Associate in 2009, and Partner in 2015.



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