curriculum vitae

Sarah Lyons, AIA

Licensed Architect, Texas #25457


NCARB Certificate

Construction Project Management Certificate



Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University | May 2012 – May 2013

Bachelor of Architecture, Rice University | August 2010 – May 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Rice University | August 2006 – May 2010

Arch 101, University of Virginia | Fall 2004



Hospitality, Commercial, Corporate Campus, Multi-Family Residential, Single-Family Residential, Aviation, Sports, Institutional, International, Academic, Renovation, Mixed-Use, Justice, Tall Building, and Masterplanning



Project Designer: HOK, Dallas TX (March 2016-Present)

  • Design leader for project team. Generate and develop designs from concept to construction completion, while working with design and technical professionals coordinating consultants with building systems and details.
  • Implement many and varied efforts to support office development. These responsibilities include spearheading social media outreach, curating the local contribution to the company wide design publication, leading a weekly course teaching Dynamo, and taking an active role in leadership group as part of CORE.

Designer: HOK, Dallas TX (July 2015- March 2016)

  • Creating and developing designs and implementing construction details as part of a large hospitality project in Houston, TX

Designer: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (July 2013- July 2015)

  • Produced designs for substantial portions of the New Orleans Airport,, including curtainwall and ceiling details, retail program, and site features.
  • Other project experience types are: Academic building, Corporate Campus, International University, High-rise, and Residential

Web Designer: Portuguese Mapping of Coastal Africa (August 2011- May 2012)

  • Organized site for efficient access of information and designed graphics for representation of coastal African discovery and history
  • Supported by a grant from National Endowment for Humanities

Intern Designer: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM: San Francisco) (August 2010 – August 2011)

  • Contributed design and presentation material to help win a residential tower competition, participated on the project through completion of concept design, designing a majority of the basement, ground level, and facade
  • Worked on a team with the urban planners to put together a winning proposal for a master plan in Beijing
  • Developed detailed construction drawings through coordination with structural team for a sculpture installation at the San Francisco International Airport
  • Completed construction documents for the San Bernardino Courthouse and contributed key drawings in obtaining DSA and Fire Marshal approvals

Intern Designer: Allen Bianchi Architects (May 2008-August 2008)

  • Presented designs to clients, drew details for large scale residential projects, visited sites to oversee construction, and rendered images for design progress
  • Regularly carried out key responsibilities in the absence of the principal



Rhino, 3DsMax, Revit, Dynamo, Sketch-Up, NewForma, CATIA, Grasshopper, 3D AutoCAD, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Premeire, MS Office, Vray