Employee Spotlight: Sarah Dyatt

Sarah Dyatt is a multi-talented dynamo. She sings, she performs, she's a new mom. She was the VP of Cuesta College's AIAS Chapter, oh and she holds the world record for being the youngest person to run a marathon on all 7 continents & an ice cap (no kidding).

We sat down between projects to find out more about Studio 2G's new, talented teammate.

When did you first realize that you wanted to be an architect? 

When I was 18 or so. I was looking through options for a major and came across architecture. I put it on my maybe list. A few days later I was clearing out some of my old school notebooks and found one with a whole bunch a buildings I had designed maybe in 3rd grade or something. I have never looked back and absolutely love this field of study. 

Do you have a favorite building? Favorite architecture style?

My favorite building is probably the San Diego LDS Temple. I was married there so it holds special significance but it also just looks like a modern castle, which is extremely beautiful. 

Sarah's drawing of the Latter Day Saint's Temple in San Diego.

Sarah's drawing of the Latter Day Saint's Temple in San Diego.

Favorite style, at least for houses, would be a modern craftsman. Clean lines with some beautiful details here and there but not too over the top. 

Do you have a favorite architect, one that inspires you or one that you aspire to be like?

That would definitely be Bjarke Ingels and his group BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). I appreciate his innovative designs that combine sustainability with modern concepts and comfort.  

Sketches of Bjarke Ingles Group projects done by Sarah.

Sketches of Bjarke Ingles Group projects done by Sarah.

What kind of projects would you like to work on? 

Right now I greatly enjoy single family houses. There’s something about being able to create a home that holds so much meaning.  In the future I would be interested in designing structures to impact society such as libraries or community centers.  

What is your favorite part of a structure to design?

This is a hard one. I’m not really sure. I am extremely interested in different types of staircases though and would love an opportunity to design something innovative in the future. 

Sarah with her husband Michael and Sweet baby Riona

Sarah with her husband Michael and Sweet baby Riona