Sara Zahm

Sara Zahm

as a child, one OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

WAS TO FOLLOW MY DAD BEHIND THE LAWN MOWER.  I'D GATHER THE CLIPPINGS AND CREATE SHAPES IN THE GRASS.  I REMEMBER CREATING A RABBIT FOR EASTER.  I ALSO SPENT TIME CARVING OUT FORMS IN OUR HUGE SANDBOX...AT LEAST IT SEEMED HUGE AS A KID.  MY SISTER AND I WOULD THEN FLOOD OUR CREATIONS TO SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT.


LATER IN LIFE, MY APPRECIATION FOR MAN-MADE SPACES IN THE LANDSCAPE BECAME MORE FOCUSED.  I BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND HOW VITAL THESE PLACES ARE TO A COMMUNITY, TO A FAMILY, TO OUR WELL-BEING.  I WAS THRILLED TO FIND A PROFESSION THAT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING THEM.

MY COMMITMENT:  THINK CRITICALLY, DESIGN WITH PASSION, MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY.