Sarah Boyd - Principle Architect, ARB RIBA

Sarah is a Registered Architect with ARB and a member of RIBA, with over 20 years of experience as a designer and a ‘maker’.

She has been running her own architectural practice since 2010, specialising in bespoke and crafted buildings for private, commercial and charity sectors.

Sarah’s expertise lies in hands-on craftsmanship, as she spent a number of years as a carpenter. This included working for Southwark Council, before qualifying as an architect. Her varied work in the industry has brought insight into building processes, and helped her achieve a good working relationship with contractors and project construction teams.

Prior to setting up her own practice, Sarah developed extensive project delivery, community engagement and community consultation experience; delivering housing, schools, nurseries and other community projects with Charles Barclay Architects and Cazenove Architects among others.

Sarah is an ongoing mentor at ‘Built by Us’ Fluid Diversity Mentoring programme and is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the construction industry. She is co-founder of a 100% PLUS, a social enterprise that is developing a model for 100% social housing for perpetuity. She is a director of BCL Studios CIC - a non-profit organisation that owns and runs a small building with artists studios in south London. She is a member of the charity Papyrus, the national charity for the prevention of young suicide, since her teenage son’s death in 2004.

Sarah’s craft skills extend to art, print-making and sculpture. She enjoys teaching, travelling to remote and untouched places, is a keen swimmer and cyclist.

Sarah has lived in London all her life, apart from Coventry for study and six months in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean.