About Sara Beardsley:
Senior Architect Sara Beardsley is currently leading design efforts on AS+GG project and Dancing Dragons, two super-tall towers in Seoul, Korea. Sara’s recent projects were the modernization and greening of Willis Tower, a role for which she’s uniquely suited given her lifelong appreciation for Chicago’s architectural tradition and her commitment to sustainability in the built environment. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Sara has a special fascination with the design of tall buildings and energy efficient facades. Her past projects include a super-tall hotel in Dubai, the Incheon international Airport competition in Korea, and FKI Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Sara also contributed to the award-winning Chicago Loop Decarbonization plan with a special focus on energy issues in existing buildings. Sara was honored as one of Crain’s Chicago Business ’40 under 40’ in 2010 and was honored with AIA Chicago, and AIA National Young Architect Awards.