Sandy is a multifaceted architect who can be as excited about providing excellent customer service and efficient project management as she is about beautiful design. She founded Office of Ordinary Architecture to create a firm where these three elements converge. The name is a nod to her belief that great design can be found in any project and that the ordinary deserves celebrating. Sandy is a licensed architect with ten years of experience in architecture and interiors. She earned her dual bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Interior Architecture from Auburn University, and spent her thesis year at the school’s prestigious Rural Studio. Through that design-build program based in rural Alabama, she learned to weld, pour concrete, and generally tolerate manual labor in the Alabama heat. Since moving to Seattle she has gained experience in a variety of project types. Her resume includes residential projects ranging from custom homes to multi-family apartment buildings and commercial interiors for numerous small businesses as well as a Fortune 500 Company. Her ability to move seamlessly between architecture and interiors allows her to approach holistically to beautiful result.
Inspired by Karen Blixen much quoted saying from Out of Africa we are delighted to share the exciting news of our next development: the Angama Mara Map Room. We brainstormed ‘What next to delight our guests?’ and building a handsome room to showcase maps of every sort made perfect sense. Our guests come from all corners of the world and when they arrive in the Mara, often their first stop on their first ever African safari is with us and how better to welcome and orientate them than in a room filled with maps. Architects Sandy and Dan flew from Seattle to the Mara to design our Map Room and this is Sandy’s story.