Sara Bergsund, AIA
Sara is the founding principal and a practicing architect with over eighteen years of professional experience in Oregon and California. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she moved to Oregon for architecture school getting her Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1990. Starting her career in San Francisco exposed her to high density housing on an urban scale as well as a mixture of commercial and institutional projects. In 1994 she happily returned to Eugene and worked for a local firm cementing her interest in multifamily housing. She opened the doors of her own firm in 1996.
Licensed in Oregon and California, as Principal and owner of the firm, she has had a wide variety of experience in all phases of planning, design and construction. Projects have included modest residential remodels to planning and development of new neighborhoods for public agencies.
Sara has always had an interest in housing and has had the opportunity to work on this building type all of her professional career. She has a special interest in affordable housing and pursues this component of the business as a fundamental aspect of the practice. Sara has a wonderful design sense that allows minimal budgets to appear gracious and attractive.
A closet Francophile, if she is not in her garden, she is usually found planning her next trip to Paris.