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Staff Biography

Sarah Oberklaid

Former Creative and Designer

Sarah Oberklaid is an urban planner and artist from Melbourne, Australia, and for a long time called Seattle “home.” She has contributed to diverse long-term projects addressing housing, transportation, community facilities, heritage and public spaces with extensive consultation with communities and other stakeholders. Her articles for The Urbanist focus on her passion for the design of sustainable, inviting and inclusive places, drawing on her research and experiences around the world. Follow her on Twitter @drawntocities.

Recent Articles

Women Shaping Seattle: An Interview With Yolanda Ho

Yolanda Ho works in the Public Space Management Program in the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Street Use Division. She helps to develop new, creative ideas for the use and activation of Seattle's streets...

Women Shaping Seattle: An Interview With Marisa Hagney

Marisa Hagney works with communities around the world as part of her role as Living Community Challenge Manager at the International Living Future Institute. She is also Co-Chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)...

Women Shaping Seattle: An Interview With Christine Scharrer

With over 20 years experience, Christine Scharrer leads Scharrer Architecture and Design, on a variety of architecture and design projects. She was the founding co-chair of the American Institute of Architect's Seattle Women in Design organization and in...

Women Shaping Seattle: An Interview With Thaisa Way

Thaisa Way is the Executive Director of Urban@UW and an Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. She has received many notable awards for her scholarship, including the American Academy of Rome...

Women Shaping Seattle: An Interview With Lisa Picard

Below is an interview with Lisa Picard, which is part of our Women Shaping Seattle series exploring how women have changed and continue to change the design of the city.  Lisa Picard is the Executive Vice...