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Sarah Aipra Kott

Sarah Aipra Kott

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Sarah A. Kott received her Master of Architecture degree, with honors, from Washington University in St. Louis in December of 2012, and joined Morphosis Architects in Los Angeles as a Project Designer for their Advanced Technology group in January 2013.

At Morphosis Sarah lead the facade design and optimization for three international projects constructed 2015-2018, including the design of the west facing GFRP brise soleil panels for Kolon Future Research Park in Seoul.

In 2015 Sarah joined Nbbj Design as a Computation Leader for the firm's Digital Practice group in Seattle, and lead the enclosure design for the new Seattle Opera building from concept through final construction. This new civic home for the opera was completed December 2018.

Most recently, Sarah joined Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in Los Angeles as a lead designer.

While pursuing her Masters Degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Sarah taught high school students in the ALBERTI 'Architecture for Young People' program and also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate level Design Studios and courses in representation. 

Sarah graduated with Honors from the University of Virginia in 2009, where she received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Architecture. Her specific interests lie in parametric design, material research and fabrication, as well as inspiration from various fine arts and philosophy.

Specialties: Architectural design, parametric modeling, visual programming, prototyping and fabrication.

Employment 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Architectural Professional

Aug 2018 - current
 

NBBJ, Seattle, Associate + Design Computation Leader

Aug 2015 - Aug 2018
 

Morphosis Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture Intern

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
 

VMDO Architects, Charlottesville, VA, US, Intern Architect

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Axi:Ome, Saint Louis, MO, US, Research Assistant

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Jun 2006 - May 2009
 

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2006
 

Awards 

AIA CAFM Scholarship, Scholarship

Essay: "Building with Hope"

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills