Brian Sawyer & John Berson
FOUNDERS AND PARTNERS FOUNDERS AND PARTNERS
Sawyer and Berson met in the early 1990s in the office of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, a crucible of design exploration and a training ground for many of today’s preeminent architects and designers. In 1999, Sawyer and Berson struck out on their own, christening their newly formed partnership with the design of their mid-century modern project in Bridgehampton, a house that draws inspiration from Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, with subtle nods to Frank Lloyd Wright.
Brian Sawyer, FASLA

Throughout his career, Brian Sawyer has pursued architectural design, landscape architecture and interior design as complementary endeavors. Originally from Indiana, Brian attended Wabash College, where he studied music and biology and earned his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the ASLA, and a board member of the Perfect Earth Project and The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

John Berson, AIA

John Berson has been practicing architecture in New York for thirty-five years. Prior to co-founding Sawyer | Berson with Brian Sawyer in 1999, John earned his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Master in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. John is a member of the Leaders of Design and the American Institute of Architects; he holds an NCARB certificate as well. He is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida.

Leadership


Architecture
KAREN PELELLA, AIA ASID
PRINCIPAL
Landscape
TIM ORLANDO, ASLA
PRINCIPAL
Architecture
ALEX WILK, AIA
PRINCIPAL
Architecture
KEVIN BROWNING, AIA
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Architecture
ALBERT YADAO, AIA
ASSOCIATE
Landscape
YUE GUAN, PLA
ASSOCIATE
Architecture
ERIC FEUSTER, AIA
ASSOCIATE

Team


Landscape
ADAM CESANEK, PLA
Project Manager
Architecture
JASON IPLIXIAN, RA
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
CAROLINE MORGAN
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
MATTHEW RYAN, Assoc. AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
STEPHANIE SMITH, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
JANETH VEGA-FLORES, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
DAN WEBRE, RA
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
JESUS YEPEZ
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
MUNYOUNG LEE
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
ANDREW THOMSON, ARB, RA
PROJECT MANAGER
Architecture
JOSEPH DI BELLA
SENIOR DESIGNER
Landscape
ALEX PISHA, ASLA
SENIOR DESIGNER
Architecture
GINA KIM, AIA
SENIOR DESIGNER
Landscape
PAYAL MODY
DESIGNER
Interiors
AMAN AHLUWALIA
DESIGNER
Architecture
MC OSBORNE
DESIGNER
Architecture
THOMAS SIDMAN
DESIGNER
Architecture
MARISOL REED
DESIGNER
Architecture
DOMINIC PARKER
DESIGNER
Architecture
KATIE THOMAS
DESIGNER
Administration
LISA GROSS
CONTROLLER
Administration
HALLEY FREGER
FRONT DESK
Administration
JORDAN MOTISI
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Administration
CHRISTINE RAY
OFFICE MANAGER
OFFICE
ALICE Sawyer
PUG EMERITUS

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Design & create places of the highest caliber.

Sawyer | Berson is always seeking highly qualified professionals to join our design staff. If you are interested in joining our firm, please send us a cover letter, resume, and work samples in PDF form (under 10MB).