Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Durango, CO, US



My name is Sarah Williams and I am working towards becoming a licensed architect. Shortly after graduating from the Architecture+Planning Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, I started working at a small Architecture & Design studio in beautiful Durango, Colorado. I am currently involved in all aspects of the design and construction process, from initial sit downs with potential clients, through the programming, design, bidding, and finally the construction phase of the project. Working at a small firm has allowed me to grow tremendously getting daily interaction with the principal architect.

I am looking to relocate to a large city to continue my education through work, and eventually enroll in school part time to work towards my masters. I feel that work and school are two completely different types of education, both equally important as I continue my development as a designer. 


Bauen Group, LLC Architecture & Design Studio, Durango, CO, US, Architectural Intern

-Assist in the bidding process; communicate with clients about timeline and design development
-Conduct field research and site analysis
-Create diagrams for sites and structures
-Measure and develop As-Built documents
-Draft DD's and SD's
-Develop working and final Construction Documents
-Involvement with all aspects of the construction and design development process
-Directly deal with HOA and DRB’s and their requirements for our clients
-Research window and door treatment sizing options and brands
-Research zoning requirements for future projects
-Deal with clients directly through the entire process of design and building

Jan 2012 - current

Jeremy Baker, Apartment Owner, Landlord, Denver, CO, US, Independent Draftsman

-Worked with Jeremy Baker (private building owner/landlord) to create updated floor plans for a Victorian apartment complex containing 11 units
-Measured on-site to create As-Built measurements for each unit and the entire Victorian complex as a whole
-Used AutoDesk Revit and AutoCAD programming to produce detailed digitalized floor plans from the As-Built measurements

Mar 2011 - May 2011

Architecture & Planning Student Government, Boulder, CO, US, Treasurer

-2011-Council of Colleges and Schools student Representative for the College of Architecture and Planning
-Maintain treasury for APSG reporting to the student financial office
-In charge of purchasing all cans for Buff Can Challenge design competition
-Hosted featured speakers throughout the year
-Provided Environmental design (ENVD) coffee thermoses and architecture t-shirts for purchase by all ENVD students
-Maintained the budget and paid for the entire redesign of the Environmental Design buildings student lounge space
-Hosted Bagels and Blab which is a breakfast social hour free to all students
-Installed 24/7 coffee machine for all ENVD students
-Member of ENVD Program Review student committee

Aug 2010 - May 2011

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Research and Design Intern

-Distributed flyers, e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication to Boulder community members about how important youth involvement is in city/urban planning
-Worked with Boulder Planning Board specifically David Driskell, Staff Liaison, to educate the public about the Growing Up Boulder initiative
-Coordinated 1st Annual Growing Up Boulder event in 2010
-Volunteer in 2nd Annual Growing Up Boulder event in 2011

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009


University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design, Emphasis: Architecture

Bachelors of Environmental Design, with an Emphasis in Architecture within the College of Architecture and Planning.

Aug 2007 - May 2011


Recognition in the Senior Awards Gala, University of Colorado, Boulder, College of Architecture and Planning, Nomination

Chosen by Professor and Architect Julee Herdt for my senior design studio project; ‘Build a Building- Transparent Consumerism and Design’ in the University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning Senior Gala


National Excellence in Leadership Award for the National Honors Society for Leadership and Success, Award

-Presented to students who exceeded the requirements of the Honor Society
-Numerous hours of conferences, workshops, and community service were required to attain this award
-Attend seminars on leadership training to reinforce leadership skills
-Helped to facilitate discussions and small group sessions on personal goals and reflections to help define strengths and weaknesses


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