Sara Burgess

Sara completed her undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Manchester School of Architecture, and spent 15 years in one of Leeds’s large commercial practices before joining Box. She was Project Architect and Design Lead for several iconic schemes, such as Leeds Skelton Lake Motorway Services (shortlisted for a Yorkshire Property Design Excellence Award and winner of Best Commercial Build at the 2020 Northern Design Awards).

At Box, Sara will continue to build strong relationships with clients, leading them through the early design stages and supporting them on site to ensure design quality is reflected in the completed scheme. For her, collaboration is at the heart of all successful architecture. She also enjoys the design development process and believes that a strong concept and architectural vision, developed alongside site analysis and client brief, is fundamental to the creation of successful architecture – helping to establish continuity of design throughout the life of the project and ensuring buildings relate to their surroundings.

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Sara is passionate about testing and developing her design ideas with physical models and sketches. Sketching with Sara.