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Sara Grant

AIA | LEED AP | Partner

Sara Grant has practiced architecture for over sixteen 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.

Sara has managed projects for Rodeph Sholom School, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School as well as Union Square Ventures. She is current responsible for the NY Landmarks Preservation Commission offices, 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 also received a Master in Architecture from Columbia University. She served as a guest critic at the University of Pennsylvania and contributed written work to periodicals including Structural Engineering and Design and School Construction News. Sara recently served as a panelist on active design in schools, and presented her award-winning research on the design of equitable public space in colleges at the 2018 SCUP conference. She currently serves as Co-Chair on the Van Alen Program Leadership Council and is 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