Sara Tripp Named Hearron Executive Designer in Residence for Interior Architecture and Design

Sara Tripp in an office environment.The Richmond Institute for Design + Innovation is excited to introduce Sara Tripp as the Hearron Executive Designer in Residence for Interior Architecture and Design (IAD). 

"Sara is an experienced architect bringing many years of professional practice to our students. She is an exceptional communicator and leader. Sara’s deep knowledge of project management will prepare our students well for the professional world," remarked Phil Repp, Director of the Institute.

Design is Sara's passion, but project management is a close second. Her career has been shaped by opportunities to work with diverse clients across the country, including school districts, tribal communities, and government officials. 

As the Hearron Executive Designer in Residence, Sara will be actively involved in enhancing the educational experience at the Richmond Institute for Design + Innovation. She will be teaching RID+I's integrated project management course, developing an online module for architectural project management, conducting reviews, and mentoring advanced students in IAD.

Sara wholeheartedly believes in the transformative power of architecture. She sees architecture and design as complex, powerful, and ever-evolving fields, where successful leadership skills are both tangible and learnable.

With her wealth of experience and dedication to fostering inclusive and impactful architecture, Sara Tripp will undoubtedly inspire and empower our students at the Richmond Institute for Design + Innovation. We eagerly anticipate the positive contributions she will make to our community and the profound impact she will have on the future of interior architecture and design.