- M.Arch. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- M.A., Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
- B.A., Art: Semiotics, Brown University
Sarah Hirschman is an architect and founder of the Oakland, CA practice Object Projects and has taught design studios at Berkeley since 2015. She was the 2017-18 LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the Knowlton School of Architecture, where she explored the expression of linguistic figures of humor through objects, patterns, and shifts of scale. Sarah’s research has also focused on legal interpretations of architectural originality. Exhibitions on these topics, “Un/Fair Use” (with Ana Miljacki) and her LeFevre show “Paranomasiac,” have been presented at the Center for Architecture in New York, MIT’s Keller Gallery, Berkeley’s Wurster Gallery, and the Knowlton School’s Banvard Gallery.
Sarah was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal, the Compton Memorial Fellowship, and the Marjorie Pierce Fellowship from MIT's Department of Architecture, from which she received her M.Arch. Her work and writing has been published in Plat, the Avery Review, Architect, Future Anterior, Clog, Thresholds, Mark, and the books Testing to Failure and Terms of Appropriation. Her research has been supported by the Lawrence B. Anderson Award and the UC Berkeley Professional Development Fund.
- Courses Taught
A201 (FA 2015, FA2016, FA2018)
A100D (SP 2016): "Object Lessons"
A100D (SP 2017): "Laughing Matter"
A100D (SP 2019): "Little Worlds"
A100D (SP 2020): "Matter in Miniature"