Sara Goenner Curlee
AIA, LEED® AP
Senior Project Architect

Joined BWBR in 2010

Sara specializes in sustainability driven, high performance projects, including higher education and health care. She has been involved with many LEED and Minnesota Sustainability Guideline (B3) projects and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Minnesota Chapter. She is BWBR’s first key manager of performance design and leads sustainability initiatives within the firm.

“Sometimes your adult self can surprise the child you were. I didn’t know architecture was even a profession when my younger self went out to buy graph paper in order to design houses. Today, I realize how fortunate I am to work in a field where I am also passionate, where that passion transcends aesthetics to other aspects of great architecture such as regenerative and energy efficient design. Creating beautiful, functional and sustainable environments with fun people makes me happy and keeps me coming back to work every day.”

Projects

Hennepin Healthcare
Clinic & Specialty Center
Northfield Area Family YMCA
Community Center
Carroll University
Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall
Eagle Brook Church
Eagle Brook Church – Anoka
City of Elk River
Elk River YMCA
Minnesota Army National Guard
Field Maintenance Shop
Metropolitan State University
Jason R. Carter Science Education Center
Gustavus Adolphus College
Lund Center Expansion and Renovation
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Maintenance Facility & District Headquarters
University of St. Thomas
New Schoenecker Center for STEAM Education
Coe College
Peterson Hall of Science
Carroll University
Rankin Hall Renovation
Fortune 500 Company
Research & Development Building
Bethel University
Science Facilities Renovations and Addition
Self Esteem Brands/Anytime Fitness
SE Brands New Corporate Headquarters