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Sarah Grier Barber


Co-Founder 2 City Studio, Sarah holds the core values of Connectedness, Teamwork and Professionalism.  Sarah has been working with public and private clients with a broad range of project types for over 19-years.  She has lead and participated on teams for campus development, historic restoration and renovation projects throughout Virginia.  As an educational and cultural facility designer she has designed and planned multiple phase projects – new and renovated.  Sarah is excited about the future of design in our communities.

Selected Projects

Municipal | Administrative

(while with Hopke & Associates)

. Service Authority Operations Center, James City County, VA

. James City County Administrative Building, Jame City County, VA

. Community Gymnasium, James City County, VA

. Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, Programming, New Kent, VA

(while with BCWH)

. Eight & Main Building Accessibility Survey, Richmond, VA

. Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, Feasibility Study, New Kent, VA

. Powhatan County Governmental Space Needs Assessment, Powhatan, VA

. Prince George County School Board Office, Prince George, VA



(while with Hopke & Associates)

. Hampton City Schools Term Contract, multiple projects, Hampton, VA

(while with BCWH)

. Virginia Commonwealth University, Student Services One Stop, Richmond, VA

. Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind Consolidation Feasibility Study, Hampton and Staunton, VA

. Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind Consolidation, Staunton, VA

. Fredericksburg Academy Master Plan & Upper School Conceptual Plan, Fredericksburg, VA

. William Monroe High School & Middle School Additions, Greene County, VA

. Maggie Walker Governor’s School Additions and Renovations, Richmond, VA

. Prince George High School Additions and Renovations, Prince George, VA

. Wyatt Middle School Additions and Renovation, Greensville, VA

. New Kent Middle School Study, New Kent, VA

. Clements Middle School Additions and Renovations, Prince George, VA

. Harrison Elementary School Additions and Renovations, Prince George, VA

. South Elementary School Additions and Renovations, Prince George, VA

. Cub Scout Resident Camp Master Plan Review, Goochland, VA

. King William High School Concessions and Field House Buildings, King William, VA

. Tucker High School Concessions Building, Henrico, VA

(while with Marcellus Wright Cox & Smith)

. George Washington’s Ferry Farm Master Plan, Fredericksburg, VA

. Tredegar Civil War Center Conceptual Master Plan, Richmond, VA

. Monroe Ward Development Initiative, Richmond, VA

. North Cross School Campus Master Plan, Salem, VA

. Hargrave Military Academy Master Plan Update, Hargrave, VA

. Collegiate Lower School Master Plan, Richmond, VA

. Mary Washington College Recreation and Parking Facility, Fredericksburg, VA

. Mary Washington College Planning & Conceptual Studies, Fredericksburg, VA

. Virginia Commonwealth University Master Plan Update, Richmond, VA

. Virginia Commonwealth University, Seigal Center, Richmond, VA

. Christopher Newport University Convocation Center, Newport News, VA

. Randolph Macon College Sports and Recreation Center, Ashland, VA



(while with BCWH)

. Saint Michael’s Church Additions and Renovation, Bon Air, VA

. Christ Church Episcopal Church Sanctuary Additions & Renovations and Parish Life Center, Glen Allen, VA

. Hope Church Phase I, Goochland, VA

. Hope Church Master Plan, Goochland, VA

. Saint Bridget’s Church Master Plan, Richmond, VA

(while with Marcellus Wright Cox & Smith)

. Reveille United Methodist Church Social Hall Renovations, Richmond, VA

. Beth Ahabah Sanctuary Renovations, Richmond, VA

. Saint James’s / Beth Ahabah Parking Deck, Richmond, VA

. Saint James’s Episcopal Church Restoration/Reconstruction, Richmond, VA

. Saint James’s Episcopal Church Master Plan, Richmond, VA


Hollins University, Bachelor of Arts, in Art History 1987

Virginia Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture and Urban Studies, Master of Architecture, 1994

Virginia | Architecture # 011144

Professional Affiliations & Continuing Education

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member, JRAIA 1994 – Present

Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), Member, 2004 – Present

Three-step SCUP Planning Institute “Integrated Planning & Problem Solving”, 2007

Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI), Member, 2008 – Present

United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Member, 2005 – Present

PSMJ | Resources Inc., Completed Project Manager’s Boot Camp, 2001

Prince of Whales Institute (Virginia Commonwealth University), Summer Program “The Classical Language of Architecture” 1997