We are excited to introduce our new Design Director, Sara LaPorte! Sara has hit the ground running leading our bustling in-house Design Department at Red House. Read on to get to know more about Sara and her design philosophy.
Originally from Cranston, Sara completed her Masters in Architecture at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Following graduation, she relocated to Manhattan, New York, and began working in architectural firms specializing in commercial interiors. While working, Sara studied and completed her Architectural Licensure.
After several years of working on commercial projects, Sara founded her own design-build firm focusing on residential renovations and additions. Simultaneously, she was contracted at global architecture firm Woods Bagot to design high-end, multifamily residential homes. Her work included both new construction and “adaptive reuse” projects, like transforming old office buildings into modern condos.
At Red House, Sara’s main responsibilities include keeping project timelines on track and ensuring client satisfaction with new and innovative designs. Through our Dream2Build process, she looks forward to working closely with clients and their families to create personalized designs that fit their unique needs.
Sara begins her design process by learning about a client and how they will use a space. After studying the existing conditions of the home, she creates design schemes that offer updated, modern solutions that harmonize with the client’s needs, hopes, and dreams.
“It’s a more personal way to design, rather than when you are creating a large development with only the idea of who the future homeowner will be. The experience of working closely with each client is what I’m looking forward to most at Red House.”
When she takes time for herself, Sara enjoys traveling (before the pandemic, Italy was her favorite, for the impressive architecture and food). Now that she’s back in Rhode Island, she loves spending time by the water and being close to family and friends.
To work with Sara on your next design project, contact Red House today!