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Sarah Dunbar

Sarah is a licensed architect and the founding principal of OPG Architecture in Cambridge, MA. She has a BFA from Oberlin College and an MArch from MIT, where she was a recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Laya and Jerome Weisner Art Award, Department Merit Scholarship and Schlossman Research Award.

Sarah previously worked at Utile Design, Sasaki Associates, and NADAAA. At Utile, Sarah worked on both private sector and affordable housing and also institutional projects. She was a design and technical lead on The Laneway in Mission Hill, Boston, and led The Neponset, a 28 unit condo building in Quincy, MA, She also was the lead on 1170 Hancock Street, a 66 unit mixed use building in Quincy, MA, 2 Charlesgate West, and the MIT Alumni Welcome Center at her alma mater. While at Sasaki, Sarah led the design for the Caretta Pavilion, as well as the coordination of the façade for the award winning Bruce C. Bolling building in Nubian Square, Boston. At NADAAA, she was a lead designer on the Rock Creek House, which has been recognized with several awards nationally and locally.

With OPG, Sarah’s work focuses on projects that range from urban design in support of inclusive zoning policy to residential and cultural projects. Recent projects include Island Art House, a live/work building for artist residencies in a wooded setting, and consulting work, with Agency L&P, on housing and zoning policy for the New Bedford Comprehensive Plan.




(M.Arch), MIT
(BFA), Oberlin College


Alpha Rho Chi Medal
Laya and Jerome Weisner Art Award, MIT
Department Merit Scholarship, MIT Department of Architecture
Schlossman Research Award, MIT Department of Architecture