Sara is a senior designer, based in Pattern's Edinburgh office.
Senior DesignerMArch MSc
Over the past 13 years in Scotland, Sara Uruchurtu Cruz has worked in a variety of local practices and has been privileged to lead and design some of the best known, and award winning projects in Edinburgh. Sara is now leading the interiors architectural team through one of Pattern’s major schemes. Sara has demonstrated her conservation knowledge and expertise in high profile architectural projects, such as; Usher Hall Refurbishing Project, George Street Assembly Rooms, Kilncraigs Factory Block, and the Scottish Mining Museum. In addition, Sara has performed key roles on several international projects. Her experience includes the award-winning Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai, UAE, as well as leading the design team for the Al Ula Museum in Saudi Arabia.
Sara was awarded a MA in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Design of the Autonomous University of Mexico City. She completed her studies with a Masters of Science in Architectural Conservation of Historical Monuments. She then advanced into working on high profile architectural projects in Mexico. Many of these projects were inside World Heritage Sites, such as the rehabilitation of housing in the Historical Centre of Mexico City, the Refurbishment of the National Palace of the Fine Arts, and the Restoration of the Palafoxiana Library in the Historical Centre of Puebla. These projects allowed Sara to develop her skills working with both private and public sectors, plus national and international institutions such as The World Monument Fund in New York. Sara moved to Scotland in 2004 where she has continued her career in conservation architecture.