Sarah Aipra Kott-Tannenbaum, Assoc. AIA
Architectural Designer | Los Angeles, CA
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/Shell design with a focus on façade systems, Sarah has contributed to projects which span a variety of market sectors– including commercial, civic, healthcare, higher education, and sports.
With a combined 10+ years industry experience, including work with Morphosis Architects, SOM, and NBBJ– Sarah brings technical rigor and enthusiasm for creative solutions to her project teams.
Master of Architecture, with honors, 2012 | Washington University, in St. Louis
Bachelor of Architecture, with honors, 2009 | University of Virginia
Associate, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
With NBBJ, Montage Ohana Center for Health, Monterey, CA
2022 AIA Healthcare Design Awards - Unbuilt
With Studio Pali Fekete Architects, WE3 at Water’s Edge, Playa Vista, CA.
2022 Architizer A+Awards Special Mention | Office - Mid Rise (5-15 Floors)
2021 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
2017 Gold Nugget Award, Commercial - Unbuilt, Merit
2017 Westside Urban Forum Award, Unbuilt Office, Merit
With NBBJ, Seattle Opera at the Center, Seattle, WA.
2019 Associated General Contractors of Washington, Build Washington Award
2019 ASLA Ohio Chapter, Merit Award
With Morphosis Architects, Kolon One & Only Tower, Seoul, South Korea.
2020 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2019 AIA|LA Design Merit Award - Commercial/Mixed-Use
2018 Korean Architecture Awards / Excellence Award
2018 Seoul Architecture Awards / Grand Prize
With Morphosis Architects, Hanking Center Tower, Shenzhen, China.
2021 CTBUH Best Tall Building 300-399 Meters / Award of Excellence
2021 CTBUH Best Tall Office Building / Award of Excellence
2019 CTBUH Construction Award / Award of Excellence
2016 WAN Future Projects Commercial Award - Shortlist
2016 Progressive Architecture Award
2016 Bentley Be Inspired Awards, Innovation in Building
2015 AIA|LA NEXT LA Merit Award - Commercial/Mixed-Use
2015 International Property Awards / Office Development Award
Acrylic and ink on canvas