Sara Waterfield RIBA


Sara is a director specialising in education from kindergartens and pre schools right through to sixth form and university projects. She joined the practice in 1994, becoming a director in 2016. During her 20 years as a project architect Sara has built up an extensive client base, particularly in the education sector. She has a broad range of presentation and communication skills and enjoys working on initial consultations with users and stakeholders to ensure a brief is explored.

Sara’s forte and passion is for educational school masterplanning – bringing together all her practical experience of school design, knowledge of the myriad of guidance and standards with a rapport with each school, its staff and its pupils to develop a bespoke school masterplan which is both inspiring and achievable. She enjoys the challenges of working with schools to help them achieve their long term vision – helping to craft grant applications and considering the minutiae of phasing necessary to develop buildings in a working school campus.

Sara is a governor at a large Guildford primary school.

Sara enjoys hill walking as well as embracing all the opportunities that parenthood offers.