Washington, DC (November 2012) – EwingCole, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and interior design firms, is pleased to announce that museum designer Sarah Ghorbanian, LEED AP has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office.

“EwingCole’s ability to serve cultural institutions is enhanced with Sarah,” said Patrick Brunner, RA, managing principal of the DC office.  “Having her talent and skills on board enables us to expand the firm’s important work preserving, renovating and designing museums and cultural buildings.”

Ms. Ghorbanian will immediately join the EwingCole design teams for several Smithsonian Institution projects including the revitalization of the Anacostia Community Museum and the Education Center at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City.  Formerly Design Lead for the Museums & Community Studio of the international design and contracting firm AECOM in Arlington, VA, Ms. Ghorbanian has worked with the National Museums of American History, Natural History, Health & Medicine, the Marine Corps, and Women in the Arts, in addition to several projects with the National Gallery of Art and other cultural institutions nationwide.

“Sarah’s years of experience, commitment to service and complementary expertise will continue our growth and presence in the cultural market,” said Jeff Hirsch, AIA, LEED AP, principal and Cultural Practice Leader.

Ms. Ghorbanian is a member of the US Green Building Council and Northern Virginia Chapter of the AIA, and is active with the American Alliance of Museums.  She earned a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The George Washington University, and an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Technology from Northern Virginia Community College.  She is a resident of McLean, VA.




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