Prior to joining the Orren Pickell team, Sarah worked as both design lead and project manager within both the retail and high end custom residential markets.  Her varied experience in both construction management and architecture gives her a keen understanding of the critical relationships between design and construction decisions and their impact on bidding, project schedules, and client budgets. After graduating from Iowa State University with a professional degree in architecture and a minor in housing, Sarah earned her LEED Green Associate credentials from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). As part of her continued professional development, Sarah is currently pursuing licensure as an architect in the state of Illinois. When away from the Pickell office, Sarah enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her husband and four-legged companions.