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Sara Fernandez

Director, Planning

Sara Fernandez

About

Sara Fernandez is a Director, Planning for KTGY’s Los Angeles office, leading high-density residential and mixed-use projects from inception and initial site planning through the entitlement phases. Ms. Fernandez works closely with clients and the KTGY LA Design Studio to establish a vision for developments early on; to fully understand the opportunities and constraints of the site; to study different scenarios and their influence on yield and conceptual building form; and to maximize the development potential based on her extensive experience navigating zoning codes and planning regulations. As the conceptual architecture evolves Ms. Fernandez helps to portray the design intent to public agencies and stake holders, as well as provides management and oversight of the entitlement process.

 

As a result of her 15 years of experience in planning and design, Ms. Fernandez is especially adept at problem-solving and understanding complex environmental and spatial relationships among different users and land uses, whether it be laying out a vertically integrated mixed-use building or a master-planned development. Her proactive design approach emphasizes mitigation of potential conflicts through creative design solutions. Ms. Fernandez prides herself on creating high-quality developments that possess a unique sense of place enhancing the lives of its occupants.

 

Prior to joining KTGY in 2013, Ms. Fernandez spent more than 12 years combined as a Project Manager for William Hezmalhalch Architect’s Urban Studio and Senior Design Director for T&B Planning Inc. Her professional background ranges from physical design and visioning for large master-planned communities to urban design for small infill sites, and includes preparation of specific plans and design guidelines as a consultant to public agencies. Ms. Fernandez holds a Green Building Certificate in Sustainable Practices from California State University, Fullerton.

Education

Bachelor of Design in Architecture
Cum Laude
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL