Sara Langmead has spent most of her career focused on the restoration and reuse of existing buildings, practicing both as an architect and as an engineer.
She draws upon her multidisciplinary background to integrate the technical aspects of preservation with the considerations of heritage conservation and the design of spaces for modern use. Her passion lies in reinventing places from the past to enrich and better serve the needs of the future.
Sara’s interest in the built environment extends to her active commitment with the AIA, where she serves on the Baltimore chapter’s board of directors and as a member of the Historic Resources Committee. Her knowledge encompasses the latest advances in preservation technology, including cutting-edge tools for analysis, forensics, design, and building modeling. Sara’s project experience includes educational facilities, healthcare facilities, commercial and government offices, residential communities, and maker spaces. She has worked on the rehabilitation of building types ranging from abandoned factories to a National Historic Landmark.
“Old buildings stir my imagination. As a kid, I loved to explore them. As an engineer, I like to preserve and restore them. As an architect, I like to transform them into unique and interesting places for new generations to enjoy."
- University of Maryland, Master of Historic Preservation, 2010
- University of Maryland, Master of Architecture, 2009
- Columbia University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2002
- American Institute of Architects
- American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter, Board of Directors and Historic Resources Committee
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Preservation Maryland