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Sarah Kavanagh

Sarah Kavanagh

Jersey City, NJ, US

 
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About 

Originally from a town North of Philadelphia, I have been living and working in New York City since 2016.

I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University in 2011 and a Master of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. In between degrees, I worked for 16 months as an architectural designer at Pickard Chilton Architects of New Haven, CT and in 2015, I interned for 3 months at Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Since landing in NYC, I have worked on a wide array of different projects including high-end fitness spaces with Bright Architecture and low-income residential projects with David Cunningham Architecture Planning, both based in Brooklyn. From 2019 until 2021 I was a Project Manager getting both commercial and residential spaces approved for Kushner Studios. I’m currently an architectural designer working on high design residential spaces for JG Neukomm Architecture in downtown Manhattan.

In 2014/2015, I teamed up with several RISD peers to enter a design solution for the Boston Living With Water Competition. Also in 2015, I received an Architectural Studies Travel Award (ASTA) stipend to travel abroad to Kyoto, Japan for a RISD Wintersession course.

I'm currently pursuing my license and actively participate in the AIA Brooklyn Chapter as a writer for the newsletter, PYLON. I also previously volunteered with the ACE (Architecture-Construction-Engineering) Mentor Program which I participated in for 3 years both in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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Employment 

JG Neukomm Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Apr 2021 - current
 

Kushner Studios Architecture + Design, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Jul 2019 - Mar 2021
 

David Cunningham Architecture and Planning (DCAP), Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

Feb 2018 - Jul 2019
 

Bright Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Jun 2016 - Feb 2018
 

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assisted a project team with Schematic Design and the beginning stages of Design Development for a mid-rise residential building on the Upper West Side of New York City. My specific tasks included but were not limited to the research and organization of building precedent studies, research and drawing of context elevations in AutoCAD / Illustrator, building elevation and window detail drawings in AutoCAD, and model-building.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT, US, Intern Architect

Assigned to a project team for Schematic Design and Design Development for the Northwestern Mutual Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (8 months) and a project team for Schematic Design and Design Development for the Amegy Bank Headquarters in Houston, Texas. My tasks included but were not limited to the drawing of site maps (AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop), building studies within the context (Rhino, Google Earth, Photoshop), assisting with renderings (Photoshop), drawing and managing the RCPs for the drawing set, correcting redlined detail drawings, and model-building.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
 

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2011
 

Awards 

The Architectural Studies Travel Award (ASTA), Grant

Awarded a stipend towards the travel costs to study in Kyoto, Japan with a RISD Wintersession Abroad program.

2015
 

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