Sara Vecchione

Sara Vecchione

Seattle, WA, US



I am a recent graduate with a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Florida, where I invested the past year exploring the relationship between speculative drawings derived from a landscape, and experimenting with materials as a method for developing architecture that intervenes in a vast site without losing the essence of the early drawings that originates them.

I am interested in architecture that redefines, and pushes the boundaries between architecture and landscape, creating a sense of place at the service of the community it serves. I have a passion for architecture that is fully integrated with its site, and that is sensitive to the environment it sits in. In my academic projects, I have continuously explored how thin and blurry the line between a building and its site can be, and what a building can give back to the community through its connection to the ground. 



University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Co-taught two design studios of 30+ first-year architecture students, and a Materials and Methods of Construction class to 90+ second-year students. Developed project curriculum, taught technical skills of modeling and drafting. Introduced design vocabulary, lead class critiques and project reviews, facilitated daily functions of the class, and graded students’ projects

Aug 2015 - May 2017

Gresham Smith, Jacksonville, FL, US, Architectural Summer Intern

As an intern in the healthcare studio I worked on different phases of three different scale projects. I worked on construction documents for a 7-story hospital tower, mainly on the exterior wall sections and details as instructed by lead architect. I also worked on the schematic design of a new outpatient surgery center, as well as for a small rural clinic. I also assisted the interior design team with presentation graphics for a proposed interior remodel of a large hospital’s, with the intent of enhancing the way finding throughout their corridors.

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Vermey Architect, Jacksonville Beach, FL, US, Architectural Summer Intern

I worked directly with the Senior Architect assisting with commercial building design. I sat in client meetings to discuss space planning needs. With the Architect’s guidance, I generated sets of construction documents for commercial projects ranging from 1,000 sq. ft. tenant spaces up to a three-story 20,000 sq. ft. commercial building. Researched and helped with the implementation applicable code references and zoning requirements for pre-engineered buildings, restaurant tenant spaces, residential additions, and small medical offices.

May 2013 - Aug 2015


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2015 - May 2017

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2015


Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

Awarded to a graduating professional degree student who has achieved scholastic distinction and demonstrated high ideals, professional aspirations, public service, and leadership.


Graduate Architecture Design Honor Award, Award

Awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and consistent performance in the architectural design studio sequence.


Graduate Award for Excellence in Teaching, Award

Awarded to a graduate teaching assistant in recognition of excellence in teaching and significant contributions to the University of Florida School of Architecture's teaching mission.


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