Sarah Sapone

Sarah Sapone

San Francisco, CA, US



Architecture, Interiors, Creativity, Design, Invention and Honest Work for the Greater Good - Inspire me.

I strive for well-orchestrated, environmentally sustainable, design-oriented, and effectively executed projects.

Specialties: Development + Design + Architecture + Project Management + Collaboration + Coordination + Construction + Facilitation 



Swatt | Miers Architects, Project Manager

Contemporary Addition and Remodel
12,000 Square Feet with 27 foot Steel Frame Cantilever on 235 Acres Property, Sonoma County, CA, In for Permit, Project Manager

2 Contemporary Developer Build New Construction Homes, +/- 14,000 Square Feet, Los Altos Hills, CA, Preparing for Permit

Sep 2016 - current

Private Clients, San Francisco Bay Area, Project Manager (NCARB Complete, National ARE Complete, Testing for California Supplemental Exam)

Passed 7 of 7 National Architect Registration Exams
NCARB Intern Development Program Complete
California Supplemental Exam in process

+ Summers Estate Winery and Tasting Room, Building Renovation Design, Calistoga, CA, 2015-2016
+ Permits Sets and Structural Drawings with Architect and Structural Engineer, Tiburon, Mill Valley and Sausalito, CA 2016
+ Mid Century Modern Home, Sausalito, Ca 2015-2016
+ Private Residence, Building Designer, Santa Rosa, CA 2014-2015
+ Private Residence, Building Designer, Oakville, CA 2014
+ Graphic Arts, Terlato Family Vineyards: Rutherford Hill Winery, Chimney Rock, Alderbrook Winery, Benessere Vineyards, Summers Estate Wines, 2010-2014
+ Residential Design Concept, Napa, 2012
+ Renovation Design, Saint Helena, 2011
+ Product Label Design - Smoakville BBQ , Needs Salt, Napa, 2011
+ Hotel Design Concept, Calistoga, 2010 - 2011
+ Transit Oriented Design, Mixed-Use Revitalization Master Plan, Rogal + Walsh + Mol, Santa Rosa, 2010
+ Local Southeast Asian Advisors: Jason Wang, Aedas Architecture, Singapore & Richard Hassell, WOHA Architects Singapore, 2010
+ ICSID World Design Congress 2050, Singapore, Participant, 2009
+ The Pearl Agri-Urban Village, Hotel + Residence + Trade School + Distribution, Kandall Province, Phnom Penh, Mekong River, Cambodia, Design Degree Project, Master's of Architecture, 2009 - 2010

Jun 2010 - current

HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Designer

+Niccolo by Marco Polo Hotel, Wharf Development, 96 Story Supertall Tower, Suzhou, China - Concept / Schematic Design
+ Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, Edmonton - Design Development / Construction Documents
+ Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Concept Phase with Team
+ Vienna Metro West, Fairfax, VA - Bosa Development - Schematic and Render Phase with Team
+ Parcel 9 Condo Towers, San Diego, CA - Bosa Development - Design Development / CD's
+ Private Residence - 120,000sf - China - Renderings

Feb 2015 - Aug 2015

Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects / Lail Design Group / Leong Architects, Saint Helena, CA, US, Architectural Designer

+ Edge Hill Winery and Cave Chamber - Napa Co. Submittal Permit and CD Drawings
+ Rudd Winery Production Remodel - CA and Winery Design with WineMaker
+ Press Restaurant Upgrades
+ Joel Gott Ranch - Historic Victorian House Rehabilitation, Stone Barn Adaptive Reuse
+ Residence in Healdsburg - Sonoma County Permit Drawings
+ Residence in Santa Lucia Preserve - Preliminary Design Review Application
+ Tasting Room in Saint Helena - Saint Helena Use Permit and Design Review Application
+ Bocce Pergola with Solar Panels

Various Support Functions also Performed for:
+ Taplin Road Residence
+ Kenzo Estate and Tasting Room
+ Meadowood Resort and Spa

Leong Architects
Attended 2014 Rem Koolhaus Fundamentals Venice Biennale - Leong Leong - US Pavillion

Napa 200-Acre Mountain Ridge’ with S.Russell Groves in New York.
2014 AD100 Top Talents in Architecture and Interior Design:

+ Rancho Arroyo Claro Residence - 10,000sf - Napa Co. Submittal Permit, CD Drawings, Coordination, CA, ASK’s ASI’s, RFI’s and Submittals

+ Private Residence - 8,000sf - Saint Helena, CA - As-Builts, Revit Model, SD, DD, Demo and Reno Plans, Interior Finishes, Door, Windows & Hardware

+ Private Residence - 10,000sf - Morgan Hill, CA - Interior Elevations, Door & Window Schedules, Plumbing Fixtures Schedules, and CA

+ Private Residence - 6,000sf - Calistoga, CA, Exterior and Interior Finishes, Lighting Coordination, Fireplace Design and CA

+ Private Residence - 10,000sf - Yountville, CA - As-Builts, Revit Model, Demo and Reno Plans, SD, DD, Landscape Coordination

+ Napa Valley Winery - 20,000sf - Napa, CA - As-Builts, Revit Model for Tasting Room and Conference Renovation

+ Private Residence - 3,000sf - Alamo, CA - As-Builts, Revit Model, and Demo Plans

+ Private Residence - 3,000sf - Saint Helena, CA - As-Builts, Revit Model, Demo and Reno Plans

+ Residence - 3,000sf - Napa, CA - Won Bid for New Build Residence

Jun 2012 - Feb 2015

Linea 5, Inc Architects, Miami Beach, FL, US , Project Manager / Graduate Intern Architect

Design, Coordination and Construction of University and Medical related projects from start to finish including Writing Proposals, Architectural and Interior Design Services from Schematic to Construction Documents, Document Coordination with MEP, Obtaining County and City Permits, Construction Administration, Punch List and Closeout.

Jan 2007 - Jun 2008

Ritz Carlton Resort and Residences, Castillo Grand, LLC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Owner's Representative

Provided On-Site Facilitation of Building Detail Resolution and Design Direction to Consultants. Project
Management including coordination with Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, and Owner’s
Consultants. Owner, Architect, Contractor & Close-out to Operator Meetings Participant, Action List Creation, Proposal Evaluation of Consultants for Owner’s Contracts and Tracking to Completion.

Apr 2006 - Jan 2007

Freedman, Tung & Sasaki, San Francisco, CA, US, Urban Designer

Worked with principal, Ellen Greenberg, on Office Park Transportation & Transit Oriented Development Plan & Case Study Report for Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton, Ca. Hand Rendering Perspectives for Brentwood Blvd, with Principal Hiro Sasaki. Editing Urban Design Specific Plans and Final Drawings for Presentation using AutoCAD, Photoshop & Adobe In-Design and Sketch-Up.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2005


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
May 2008 - Aug 2008

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, BArch, Bachelors of Arts, Honors in Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2006


Initiated Student Art Auction Benefit, Other

Raised several thousand dollars to build mobile HIV vaccine clinics in Africa for Architectue for Humanity


Faculty Award for Student Service, Award

For Contribution to the Civic Life of the School


Areas of Specialization