Sarah Weidner Astheimer
B.A. in the Growth and Structure of Cities, Haverford College (2001)
M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania (2005)
From innovative community workshops to design and construction administration, Sarah has been a successful leader of projects that reflect strong contemporary design and a commitment to sustainable best management practices and ideals. Sarah is presently a senior associate at James Corner Field Operations and the project manager for the 7-acre Civic Center Parks in Santa Monica. She managed the successful on-time, on-budget design and installation of the Woodland Discovery Playground, which is a pilot project for the Sustainable Sites Initiatives and one of the first projects to be constructed at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN. She has previously worked on the Miami Museum Plaza, as well as several first stage projects at Fresh Kills Park including Schmul Park, a large-scale signage installation, and park identity and branding. Sarah has worked on many other projects at Field Operations including the pool decks for Aria, Project City Center, Las Vegas; the Westport Redevelopment Master Plan, Baltimore; the Open Space Master Plan for Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus; and a variety of competitions including Governor’s Island, Singapore Gardens by the Bay, and Madrid’s Manzanares River Park.
Sarah has also worked as a designer at Martha Schwartz Partners in London, at the Olin Studio in Philadelphia, and at Voith and Mactavish Architects.
Sarah is a registered landscape architect and holds a BA in the Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, where she was awarded the Bolton Senior Prize; and an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the Ian McHarg Prize for Excellence. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at University of Pennsylvania School of Design.