Meet Sarah Kersey, one of three summer interns for 2023.Sarah was born and raised in Plano, Texas and eventually followed the hills to the University of Arkansas where she is currently in her fourth year of the Fay Jones School of Architecture. She is looking forward to graduating in the Fall of 2024, finishing her honors capstone on accessibility and beginning working towards her license.
On the weekends you can find Sarah on a tennis court either playing or coaching Juniors. She also loves spending time with her dog Sketcher and her family / friends either going out to eat, playing sports, or watching a movie marathon.
“We should design for the present with awareness of the past and for a future that is unknown.” – Norman Foster
During Sarah’s time at Glenn|Partners, she has been working with Patrick Glenn and Aaron Ewert on Northwest ISD’s new High School 4 and Plano ISD’s Plano West Senior High School, (her alma mater)!
To learn even more about Sarah, check out the following fun facts!
Too many to choose … but right now I’m loving Avatar: The Way of Water
Depends on how I’m feeling…
Most Exotic Place Visited
Cruise in the Bahamas
Playing Spike Ball, Pickleball, Tennis, or Bowling with my people
Playing Tennis or Pickleball
Carlo Scarpa, David Chipperfield
Mildred B. Cooper Chapel – Fay Jones
What Inspires You
Human Experience and Accessibility
I have been playing tennis for almost 15 years and have been a tennis coach for 4 years teaching ages 3-20.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
During my junior year of high school, I took ASL (American Sign Language) and my teacher gave us an assignment to design a deaf- friendly house. I had always been interested in architecture and design but by doing this project something clicked, and I realized just how much the built environment affects our lives every day and discovered my true desire to design architecture that is accessible to everyone. After that project I signed up for an architecture class, learned SketchUp and AutoCAD, and have been hooked on Architecture ever since.
Favorite Quote or Saying
“If you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”