SARAH SIMON

McKinney York Architects

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Professionally, I am most inspired by my community and city. Austin has an energy that drives innovation and creativity.

SARAH SIMON

Bio:

Sarah is a designer at McKinney York Architects with over 15 years of professional experience working on a variety of commercial renovations and new construction projects. She approaches her projects with both a comprehensive vision and fine eye for detail ensuring high quality and successful outcomes. No matter the scope or budget, Sarah enjoys designing for her clients and sees the role of architecture, great or small, as an interconnected piece of the built environment.

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

My interest in architecture started at young age with a curiosity about spatial relationships and a sensitivity to my own surroundings. It wasn’t until I took my first architecture course that I really felt I had found my professional calling.

What do you do?

I am a designer with McKinney York Architects.

What excites you in the work you do?

I’m excited by the possibilities that exist in all projects, no matter the budget or scale. There is always some kind of challenge and discovery through the process.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Professionally, I am most inspired by my community and city. Austin has an energy that drives innovation and creativity.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

No single piece of architectural work exists in a bubble-we are all interconnected, and I feel the proudest when a project enhances the quality of the built environment for all.

Featured Project Name: 

Frost Tower Lobby and Mezzanine

Featured Project Location: 

San Antonio, Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

June 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

Featured Project Description:

Located inside Frost Tower, the design of this downtown branch and accompanying loft space establishes a customer-focused presence in the light-filled lobby. The branch design includes a demountable partition system with customized panel pattern and integrated lighting, custom-designed teller pods, greeter station, bookcases, and ATM enclosure. Directly above the branch is an exhibit designed to engage customers and the community alike by sharing the history, values, and future of Frost.

Photography Credit:

Dror Baldinger