Sara Schuster

Sara Schuster

Associate Principal

A student and educator always, Sara seeks to inhabit both roles in work and life. She is motivated by designs that defy expectations, those that allow companies to work in new ways they couldn’t imagine or that transform a 400-year-old institution’s mission into tangible architectural solutions. Sara doesn’t take these client partnerships or the unique opportunity to be immersed in their culture for granted. As a leader, she encourages teams to learn from clients, consultants, and team members as much as guide them through the design process to realize more enlightened designs together.

In Sara’s 17 years at STUDIOS, she has worked on a diverse range of projects from building renovations, to workplace and institutional design. Sara took the opportunity to expand this diversity of work and location by spearheading STUDIOS’ initiatives in India, ultimately leading a large-scale residential development as well as competition entries and headquarters collaborations in the region. Central to her work, both nationally and internationally, is a holistic approach to design, informed by her experience across traditional project roles and having guided projects from design through construction. This approach allows Sara to better direct her clients and project teams through an informed process to create responsive designs suited to each client, community, and context.


University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Architecture

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