Nurturing a lifelong love of art and design, Sarah completed a BA in Art History before turning to interior design where she could combine her passion for creativity with her desire to positively impact people and communities.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Sarah is strongly committed to sustainable design. Her interests lie in community, cultural, workplace and education projects, while seeking ways to champion universal design and foster human connection and wellness. From conceptual thinking and in-depth research, to detailed problem-solving, Sarah loves every part of the design process. She enjoys working in a team and exploring the innovative ideas that come out of collaboration.

Empathetic, driven, and a keen learner, Sarah plans to become WELL and NCIDQ certified and to continue to develop her design skills throughout her career.

Thrive Community Hub

Thrive Community Hub is a community resource hub that provides settlement support for newcomer refugees, while aiming to be a space that helps to build community. The project is located in a registered heritage building, originally a BC Electric Railway station, in the historic downtown of New Westminster.

Grounded by the domains of Settlement Support Services, Community Space, and an Education and Employment Centre, the design for Thrive Community Hub aims to support newcomer refugees to thrive in their transition into their new community. Design goals for the project include fostering community connections, promoting wellness and a sense of place, and focusing on access and inclusion.


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