Sarah Johnson, AIA, NCARB, RID
Master of Architecture, UT Austin
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University
Sarah has been a designer and project manager with MF Architecture since its inception in the Spring of 2011. Sarah grew up in West Texas and studied at Texas Tech University where she received degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering. She joined Matt after completing her Master of Architecture at the University of Texas in 2010. Previously, she's worked with Lawrence Group Architects in Austin where she gained experience with various project types and sizes ranging from the new UT College of Communications/KUT Studios to smaller City of Austin projects.
Sarah believes that architecture is most powerful when it directly and simply responds to the needs of the client and the site. Each project presents a unique opportunity to answer a new set of questions and requirements. For her, the exciting and fulfilling part of being a designer is in generating a concept that yields a broad, overall expression which also reveals that original thought in a variety of nuanced moments. Her role in both design and execution on the "Control/Shift House" and "Porous by Nature" projects are examples of this method and approach in design. The highly collaborative environment at MF Architecture greatly influences and fosters this philosophy in her work and continues to provide a fertile ground for testing ideas and methods of design.
In Sarah's time away from the office she enjoys living life in Austin with her husband Jason and daughter Ēlie. With Sarah and Jason's backgrounds in dance and music respectively, the whole family enjoys the music, art, and culture that Austin has to offer.