Sara Zewde MLA '15

Sara Zewde is a founding principal of Studio Zewde, a design firm practicing at the intersection of landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art. The studio’s work is lauded for its methodology that syncs site interpretation and narrative with a dedication to the craft of construction. Prior to establishing the practice, Sara worked for Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle, Washington and Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California.

In parallel with practice, Sara regularly writes, lectures, and exhibits her work. Sara was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and in 2018, was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s inaugural “40 Under 40: People Saving Places” list. Her work has been exhibited at the 2016 and 2018 Venice Biennale, in the Brazilian and U.S national pavilions.

Sara holds a master’s of landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a master’s of city planning from MIT, and a BA in sociology and statistics from Boston University.