Sarah Aipra Kott

Sarah Aipra Kott

Seattle, WA, US



Sarah A. Kott is a computational designer interested in complex façade systems, focusing on parametric processes and efficiency in fabrication

Encouraging material research as well as holistic systems integration within project teams, Sarah has lead the façade design for a number of architectural projects. She joined NBBJ Digital’s leadership team in 2015, and most recently worked on the Seattle Opera at the Center project, currently under construction.

Prior to joining NBBJ, Sarah lead the façade design for three international projects at Morphosis, two are scheduled to be completed 2017-2018. Hanking Tower, was recently completed in Shenzhen this past year; and Kolon Research Park, in Seoul, is currently under construction.

Sarah received her Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2009.

In 2011, while pursuing her Masters Degree, Sarah was asked to join the professional Design Team, Axi:Ome llc., in downtown St. Louis, with a focus on material research for a 'twisting tower' facade concept.

 From 2010-2012 she also taught high school students in the ALBERTI 'Architecture for Young People' program and worked as a Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate level Design Studios and courses in representation.


NBBJ, Seattle, Associate + Design Computation Leader

Aug 2015 - current

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


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


AIA CAFM Scholarship, Scholarship

Essay: "Building with Hope"


Areas of Specialization