Sarah Pillsbury Harkness

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Birth City: Swampscott

Birth State/Province: Massachusetts

Birth Country: United States

Resident Country: United States

Archive/Repository: IAWA Online Inventory at:


Subject: Sustainable Design

Description: Focus of Work in Boston and New England


Employer: University of Arizona, School of Architecture

Title: Visiting critic

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Employer: Princeton University, School of Architecture

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Employer: Boston Architecture Center

Title: Faculty Representative

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Employer: Michigan Institute of Technology, School of Architecture

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Employer: Oberlin College, Ecological Architecture

Title: Professional Advisor

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Employer: College of the Atlantic

Title: Participant, Design-in

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Employer: University of Tennessee

Title: Advancements Board

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Employer: Louisiana Board of Regents

Title: Review Committee in Architecture

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Employer: University of Virginia, School of Architecture, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation

Title: Selection Committee

City: Charlottesville

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Employer: AIA Design Awards

Title: Juror

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Name: -

Project: -

Organization: The Architects Collaborative

City: Cambridge

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Notes: 1945-1987


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Boston Society of Architects

Name: AIA Honor award

Description: Chase Learning Center, Eaglebrook School

Name: American Association of School Administrators award

Description: Fox Lane Middle School, Bedford, New York

Name: Louis I. Kahn citation

Description: Olin Arts Center, Bates College

Name: Recipient honor award

Description: Bates College Library AIA-ALA

Name: Honor award in Education and Research

Description: Boston Society of Architects


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

No projects on record


Institution: Smith College

Degree: Masters of Architecture

Institution: Bates College

Degree: Masters of Fine Arts

Notes: honorary


License: Registered Architect

Organization: Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

Organization: AIA

Role: Member, Board of Directors 1972-75, Vice President 1978

Organization: Boston Society Architects

Role: Member, Board of Directors 1979-80, President 1985

Publications By

Title: Building Without Barriers

Title: The Architects Collaborative Encyclopedia of Architecture

Title: Sustainable Design for Two Maine Islands (editor)

Title: Visions of Sustainability (editor)

Publications About

Title: Great Teachers: Looking Back

Author: .

Title: 8 over 80

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Publication: Progressive Architecture

Volume: 76

Issue: 7

Page: 70-79

Date Published: July 01, 1995