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Sarah Armstrong, AIA

Throughout her childhood, Sarah Armstrong loved to study how things are built and how light travels through a structure. A passion for art and design inspired her to find practical ways to express her creative side—and architecture proved to be the answer.
Now the principal of her own firm, Armstrong focuses on luxury remodeling, additions and custom homes. “We strive to create balanced, clean designs that respond specifically to each site, context and client,” explains the architect, who is versed in historic preservation and traditional homes as well as modern design and detailing.

Qualities that connect Armstrong’s projects include a sense of scale and an emphasis on natural light. “It is impossible for space-planning to work well without a starting point of beautifully controlled light and proper proportions,” she says. “An architect can offer suggestions to modify these elements in ways a client may never have considered.”

Armstrong makes the design process a collaborative one. “I find great joy in the process of helping clients and their families achieve their dreams for their homes,” she reflects. “I can’t imagine doing anything else.” For the past four years, Armstrong has been named a Top Architect by Northern Virginia magazine.