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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


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