Sarah Kavanagh, RA

Sarah Kavanagh, RA

Jersey City, NJ, US

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Originally from a town North of Philadelphia, I have been living and working in the greater New York City area since 2016. As of 2023, I'm a Registered Architect in the state of New Jersey.

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 designing both commercial and residential spaces for Kushner Studios. I’m currently a Project Architect working on upscale single and multifamily residential projects 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 have published several works in the AIA Brooklyn chapter newsletter, PYLON, and I've also previously volunteered for the ACE (Architecture-Construction-Engineering) Mentor Program which I participated in for 3 years both in Connecticut and Rhode Island.



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 (RAMSA), 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


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


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.


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