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SARAH BROOKS

GTM Architects

SAY IT LOUD - MARYLAND/WASHINGTON DC Exhibitor
Maryland/Washington DC Based Designer
 

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My team members inspire me with their strong work ethic and creativity. I'm also inspired by the evolution of interior design and the impact the built environment has on wellness.

SARAH BROOKS

Bio:

I'm an experienced Project Designer having worked in the architecture & design industry for 14 years. I'm skilled in Commercial Design, AutoCAD, BOMA, Construction Documents and Project Management. I have a strong background in arts and design with a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Interior Design from Marymount University.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I have been interested in the built environment since grade school. My love for architecture and design grew as I learned more in college and was solidified as I began practicing as an interior design professional after graduating.

What do you do?

As a Senior Project Designer in the Commercial Interiors Studio at GTM Architects, I am responsible for designing corporate office interiors, overseeing production of permit/construction drawings, and providing construction contract administration.

What excites you in the work you do?

The ability to be creative and problem-solve on a regular basis excites me. I also enjoy the collaboration with my team members and clients.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My team members inspire me with their strong work ethic and creativity. I'm also inspired by the evolution of interior design and the impact the built environment has on wellness.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

This FedEx office project is one of my proudest accomplishments since it was my first project with a large enough budget to allow my creativity to shine and come to fruition. And my ability to retain a client long term and receive referrals makes me proud.

Featured Project Name: 

FedEx

Featured Project Location: 

800 17th St. NW, Washington, DC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

July 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Designer/Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

This 10,000 SF office space in NW, DC is home to FedEx’s corporate attorneys so it was important to separate private and public spaces. The main objective was to provide a modern and sophisticated design with a ‘wow’ factor to impress FedEx's visiting clients. Another goal was to highlight the monumental views and natural light. The overall design aesthetic is mid-century modern, incorporating clean lines, modern lighting and a neutral color palette with warm wood tones throughout the space.

Photography Credit:

Kevin Weber

Featured Project Name: 

2677 Prosperity Ave. Amenities

Featured Project Location: 

2677 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA 22031

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

May 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Designer/Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

Ownership contracted GTM to reposition this building with new, modern amenity spaces utilizing both interior and exterior spaces to attract new tenants to the building. New amenities included a gaming lounge, privacy rooms, a pre-function lounge, large conference center, and fitness center. Design features included operable glass storefront windows in the conference room opening up to a private outdoor patio, and an operable partition suspending from the ceiling that splits the room in two.

Photography Credit:

Greg Powers