Facility Design Specialist
Sarah found her niche at the intersection of architecture, hospitality design and non-profit organizations. Before joining New Venture Advisors, she worked at one of Chicago’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, overseeing the design, construction and opening operations of a large community café and conference center— creating everything from lighting plans to lunch menus. She had a hand in clinic renovations, organizational rebranding, cross-campus wayfinding overhauls, interior design and cooking the daily specials. Prior professional projects include hospitality and retail work in the Chicago loop, single- and multi-family housing in skyscrapers and in the suburbs, and the endless rehab of her family’s 1905 Chicago home.
While working on her Master’s Degree in Architecture, Sarah enjoyed two summers of work-study in Italy. Her thesis project was the proposed design for a light-touch-on-the-earth kayaking center in the Hebrides Islands of Scotland. Ongoing passions include reading, writing (children’s curriculum, recipes, very long emails) and cooking in the community. Sarah never misses a chance to paddle board, kayak, swim or just admire water from the beach with her husband and three kids, all of whom recently relocated to the Berkshires for some fresh air.