- M.Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- M.A., Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
- B.A., Art: Semiotics, Brown University
Sarah Hirschman is a researcher and architect licensed in California, working as Project Architect with the Berkeley practice Envelope A+D. She was the 2017-18 Howard E. LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the Ohio State University, where she taught design studios and conducted research into the role of patterning, illusion, and humor in architecture. Paranomasiac, an exhibition of design proposals related to this research, was mounted at the Banvard Gallery in 2018 and will travel.
Sarah was previously the founding director of the Keller Gallery at MIT Architecture and the Director of Publications and Exhibitions there. She curated the exhibition “Objects by Architects” (2012) and co-curated and -designed the research exhibitions “Un/Fair Use,” “Fair Use” and “Project_Rorschach” with Ana Miljacki. She is a 2014 winner of the Lawrence B. Anderson Award and received the Alpha Rho Chi medal and the Marjorie Pierce Fellowship from MIT's Department of Architecture. Her chapter on architectural copyright was recently published in Terms of Appropriation. She has had articles and work published in Plat, Inflection, the Avery Review, Architect, Future Anterior, Clog, Thresholds, Mark, and the 2011 book Testing to Failure, which she edited. Sarah has also taught design studios at the Ohio State University, MIT, and the Boston Architectural College.
- Courses Taught
A201 (FA 2015, FA2016)
A100D (SP 2016): “Object Lessons”
A100D (SP 2017): “Laughing Matter”