Sarah J Mackert is an Ohio native.  Licensed Architect. University of Cincinnati Alum.  Cat lover.


University of Cincinnati

Master of Architecture 2012

BS in Architecture with Honors 2007


Professional Experience  

JBAD                                             COLUMBUS, OH                                                 Senior Associate + Project Director

September 2014 – current

Contributing to business development and performing internal business and project management including marketing strategy + planning, hiring + evaluations, project proposals + contracts.

Planning + providing project services including development assistance, budgeting, pro forma analysis, design, documentation, consultant coordination, approvals, permitting, bidding & negotiation, and construction administration for a number of projects and clients. 

Working with colleagues to establish the ‘JBAD U’ and ‘PEDP’ programs, developing and teaching personalized self-directed content for staff on practice, process, and documentation standards.



Long & Third

Adaptive Reuse + New Construction

Downtown Columbus

Schottenstein Property Group

Columbus, OH

100,000 SF / 5 Stories

2,500 SF Commercial

100 Space Parking Garage


Long & Fifth

New Construction

Discovery District

Charles Street Investors

Denver, CO

212,000 SF / 6 Stories

225 Apartments

2,500 SF Commercial

180 Semi-Automated Parking Garage


The View on Long

Adaptive Reuse + New Construction

Downtown Columbus

Jerome Solove Development

Columbus, OH

Austin, TX

86,000 SF / 8 Stories

87 Apartments

525 Space Parking Garage

Front Porch



Long & Sixth

Adaptive Reuse

Discovery District

DeVere Day Companies

Columbus, OH

30,000 SF

26 Apartments

3,500 SF Commercial

31 Space Parking Garage


The View on Grant

Adaptive Reuse

Discovery District

JSDI Celmark

Columbus, OH

Austin, TX

96,000 SF / 8 Stories

86 Apartments

1,500 SF Commercial

Semi-Automated Parking Garage



University Village Clubhouse

New Construction

City of Columbus


Homestead America

Columbus, OH

National Student Housing

8,000 SF / 2 Stories

Leasing, Amenity, Fitness


The Pointe

New Construction


Vision Development

Upper Arlington, OH

5 Building Types / 34 Buildings

350 Apartments

qkArchitecture.                                          PITTSBURGH, PA                                            Associate + Project Manager

November 2012 – August 2014

First full-time employee of Veteran-owned architecture firm established in 2010.in the fall of 2012.  Leasing documents for Phillip Johnson’s iconic PPG Towers.  Projects completed included a Buick/GMC and Chevrolet dual dealership in Ambridge, Ohio, feasibility and renovation work for small commercial properties, several K-12 facility maintenance projects, and several single- and multi-family residential projects.  Built and maintained the firm’s website.

Maynes Associates Architects, LLC.        PITTSBURGH, PA                                                                  Intern Architect

November 2012 - April 2013

CR architecture + design.                        CINCINNATI, OH                                 Professional Co-operative Experience

March 2011 - September 2011

GLAVAN FEHÉR ARCHITECTS INC.            COLUMBUS, OH                                                                     Intern Architect

June 2007 - July 2011

Golba Architecture Inc., SAN DIEGO, CA                                                             Professional Co-operative Experience

June 2006 - September 2006

Dean A. Wenz Architects Inc.                  COLUMBUS, OH                                  Professional Co-operative Experience

June 2005 - March 2006