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Sara Grant

AIA | LEED AP | | ALEP | Partner

Sara Grant is an architect and planner who partners with mission-driven institutions to create equitable, healthy, and sustainable environments. Leveraging the power of design for social impact, she combines research-based expertise and community engagement to build consensus across diverse stakeholder groups. Her inclusive leadership approach prioritizes collaboration—both with clients and project teams.

Her project experience includes campus and program planning, cultural facilities design, and strategic renovations that make old buildings more welcoming and sustainable. In planning school and university facilities, she works closely with educators, administrators, and operations teams to act upon shared values and vision. She looks beyond the classroom to provide flexible, age-appropriate learning spaces that enable students to move, explore, and collaborate. An Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP), she understands how to meet institutional requirements while offering innovative design solutions.

A proponent for architecture’s civic role, Sara advocates for policy reform that enables architects to better serve communities. She serves as Chair of the Young New Yorkers Alliance, a mentor in the GSAPP Alumni Mentorship Program, and a member of the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education and the AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee. Sara holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She joined MBB in 2004 and became a Partner in 2015.



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