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Sarah Kott-Tannenbaum

Assoc. AIA

Senior Project Designer

Sarah’s passion for performance-driven architecture and penchant for innovative design is illustrated by her contributions to projects both domestic and international– including Kolon Future Research Park in Seoul, Korea, and the Seattle Opera Civic Headquarters in Seattle, Washington. By utilizing her experience in core and shell design with a focus on façade systems, Sarah has contributed to projects that span a variety of market sectors, including commercial, civic, healthcare, higher education, and sports. With over 10 years of industry experience including work with Morphosis Architects, SOM, and NBBJ, Sarah brings technical rigor and enthusiasm for creative solutions to her project teams. ‍

Education

Master of Architecture with honors, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Architecture with honors, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 

Accreditation & Affiliations

Associate, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Awards & Exhibitions

Kolon One & Only Tower, Seoul, South Korea (Morphosis Architects)

Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, 2020

AIA | LA Design Merit Award - Commercial/Mixed-Use, 2019

Korean Architecture Awards / Excellence Award, 2018

Seoul Architecture Awards / Grand Prize

 

Hanking Center Tower, Shenzhen, China (Morphosis Architects)

CTBUH Best Tall Building 300-399 Meters / Award of Excellence, 2021

CTBUH Best Tall Office Building / Award of Excellence, 2021

CTBUH Construction Award / Award of Excellence, 2019

WAN Future Projects Commercial Award - Shortlist, 2016

Progressive Architecture Award, 2016

Bentley BeInspired Awards, Innovation in Building, 2016

AIA | LA NEXT LA Merit Award - Commercial/Mixed-Use, 2015

International Property Awards / Office Development Award, 2015

 

WE3 at Water’s Edge, Playa Vista, CA (Studio Pali Fekete Architects)

Architizer A+Awards Special Mention | Office - Mid Rise (5-15 Floors), 2022

Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award, Commercial Office, 2021

The American Architecture Award, 2021

AIA |LA Design Merit Award - Commercial/Mixed-Use, 2021

Engineering-News Record California Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Project of the Year, 2021

Engineering-News Record California Award of Merit for Safety, 2021

Golden Nugget Award, Commercial - Built, Merit, 2021

Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award, Gold, 2021

Gold Nugget Award, Commercial - Unbuilt, Merit, 2017

Westside Urban Forum Award, Unbuilt Office, Merit, 2017

 

Seattle Opera at the Center, Seattle, WA (NBBJ)

Associated General Contractors of Washington, Build Washington Award, 2019

ASLA Ohio Chapter, Merit Award, 2019

Sarah Kott-Tannenbaum

Assoc. AIA

Senior Project Designer

Sarah’s passion for performance-driven architecture and penchant for innovative design is illustrated by her contributions to projects both domestic and international– including Kolon Future Research Park in Seoul, Korea, and the Seattle Opera Civic Headquarters in Seattle, Washington. By utilizing her experience in core and shell design with a focus on façade systems, Sarah has contributed to projects that span a variety of market sectors, including commercial, civic, healthcare, higher education, and sports. With over 10 years of industry experience including work with Morphosis Architects, SOM, and NBBJ, Sarah brings technical rigor and enthusiasm for creative solutions to her project teams.

 

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