Sara Ferreras

Sara Ferreras

Valencia, ES




Extremely interested in sustainable design and innovative formal approaches in architecture. I strongly believe in the diversity of the contemporary architect, the moral obligation of improving the cities where we live and the assumption of the responsibilities for designing an architecture which provides shelter preserving the earth’s natural resources and lowering carbon emissions with a high quality design.

I am M.Arch (Architect 6-year master degree-program) since the beginning of 2012 and I have held positions as an architect since February 2010 , as an Intern Architect and later as a Junior Architect. In 2012 I was granted a scholarship and studied a postgraduate degree in Energy Engineering and Sustainable Development. By doing this I became more committed to the role of the architect with sustainable ethic. I’m currently preparing the LEED Green Associate exam of the USGBC while being an assistant of a LEED’s consultancy company. Collaboration, teamwork and passion for design describe my work ethic and processes.

I have professional experience in an internationally renowned office (Cruz y Ortiz) where I worked on very interesting large-scale projects for international and national competitions with highly regarded clients as follows;

- Dance and Music Centre in The Hague, The Netherlands - Client: Municipality of The Hague.
- Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands - Client: Amsterdam, Department of Culture, Ministry.
- Beirut City Center Apartments Building, Lebanon. - Client: Solidere. Lebanese Company for the Development and   reconstruction of Beirut Central District.
- Olympic Stadium of Madrid Remodeling, Spain - Client: Madrid City Council.
- Barcelona New Public Library, Spain - Client: Barcelona City Council.

I am creative,  energetic, hard-working and organized.  I am passionate about design excellence.  Always looking for new architectural challenges involving great people.



Aqua Terra, Panama City, PA, Junior Architect / LEED Advisor

Architecture and Urban design.
LEED advisor and integrator.
Energy Efficiency Advice.
Communication coordinator

Jan 2014 - current

Sanahuja & Partners Architects, Valencia, ES, Junior Architect

Construction and design projects.
Interior design and retail.
Architectural projects marketing.
Energy efficiency and LEED consultant.
Communication. Marketing.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Fran Silvestre Architects, Valencia, ES, Intern Architect - Junior Architect

Produce all levels of design documentation: concept
sketches, process drawings, models, construction docs.
Supervisor on building site.
Interior design and retail.
International management.
US conference tour manager.

Apr 2011 - Jul 2012

Cruz y Ortiz arquitectos, Seville, ES, Intern Architect - Full time

Architectural projects design. Large-scale. Cultural, Sports and Residential.
Construction and design projects.
International competition project leader.
National competitions.
Technical report drafting. Translation.

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010


Technical Superior School of Engineering (ETSII), Polytechnic University of Valencia., Valencia, ES, Masters, Energy Engineering and Efficiency for a Sustainable Development

Postgraduate studies for Energy Engineering, New Technologies for a Sustainable Development.
Engineering School
Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV, Spain
Final Thesis Project: 8/10
Full Scholarship - National Excellence Award for University Students

Sep 2012 - Oct 2013

Technical Superior School of Architecture (ETSAV), Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, ES, MArch, Master of Architecture

Architecture School of Valencia
6 year degree program
Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV, Spain
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Final Thesis Project: 10/10 with honors

Sep 2005 - Feb 2012


Honorable mention for the Final Degree Project (Master Architecture), Award

Award for the most outstanding final degree project of Architecture 2012.
Prize: Honors Grade 10/10 with honors + 2500€ Prize Fundación Bancaja.


International Scholarship for Master studies in Energy and Environment, Scholarship

Award for excellence in Master Studies. Prize: Full Scholarship for postgraduate studies.
Since 2010, Fundación IBERDROLA announces every year the Scholarship and Research Aid Programme specialising in energy and environment, with the aim of contributing to excellence in training and research in the energy field, with special emphasis on renewable energy, the improvement of Biodiversity, as well as the efficiency of the energy system. The goal is to train young top-level professionals who are capable of contributing to changing the energy model.


Award for the Most Outstanding Student graduated in 2012 Architecture School of Valencia, 1st Place

Award for the Most Outstanding Student graduated in 2012 Architecture School of Valencia.


Scholarship for the development of the Final Degree Project (Master Architecture), 1st Place

Scholarship for the development of the Final Degree Project.
Catedra Hispalyt


National Excellence Architecture Prize, Scholarship

National Award for the most outstanding Architecture students.
Prize: Full-time paid internship at one of the most european renowned architecture firms. Cruz y Ortiz Architects, for the development of large-scale international competitions (i.e. versus Zaha Hadid...)


Areas of Specialization