HMC Architects recently announced that Sherry Sajadpour, AIA, ALEP, has joined the firm as a principal in charge.
Sajadpour is an experienced senior PreK-12 architect, thought leader, planner, and mentor who brings over 20 years of project management expertise and unique skillsets rooted in predesign, programming, and planning. Located in HMC’s San Jose office, Sajadpour will play a pivotal role in maintaining and continuing to establish lasting partnerships with the firm’s clients to create inclusive and equitable learning environments.
Sajadpour received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Tehran and attained her architectural license in California. She specializes in programming and planning pre-design phases as an accredited learning environment planner (ALEP) through the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE). She is known and highly regarded for her ability to master design challenges with clear explanations, connect with clients on a synergetic level, and lead multiple projects. As a client’s trusted advisor, she has a passion for making a difference in the lives of students and educators by designing inspiring and innovative spaces that challenge and support all learners.
Some of her noteworthy projects include the Evergreen Valley College Language Arts Building in San Jose, California, the King City High School Agricultural Science and CTE Building in King City, California, Mountainview Whisman School District Master Plan, Graham Middle School Performing Arts Center in Mountain View, California, and new elementary school campus in Sausalito to support the community’s unification goal of bringing together two highly diverse communities of Sausalito and Marin City and provide equitable opportunities for students throughout the district.
In addition to serving clients and ensuring that HMC is even more responsive to their needs as they look to the future of education spaces, Sajadpour will focus on business development and serving and expanding the firm’s PreK-12 client base in Northern and Central California. Her appointment comes when HMC has recently grown significantly in the PreK-12 sector and is designing projects for some of the state’s largest school districts.