Sara Wengert AIA, ASID

Principal-in-Charge and Lead Interior Designer

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Biography

Sara Wengert is a vital part of our mental health design team. She serves as Principal-in-Charge and Lead Interior Designer for our national healthcare projects, and is responsible for managing our Patient Safety Standards team, and oversees the firm’s interior design projects.

Sara leads our team in developing and updating the Patient Safety Standards, Materials and Systems Guidelines in conjunction with the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS-OMH) for new and renovated facilities and is a member of the 2022 Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) for revising and updating the FGI (Facility Guidelines Institute) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals, specifically emergency department behavioral health units. These standards encompass every system, surface, and object used in designing inpatient environments for planning psychiatric facilities throughout North America. She also manages the firm’s Statewide Campus Master Plan contract with NYS-OMH involving planning services for eleven campuses throughout New York State.

Sara has collaborated with countless healthcare furniture manufacturers on the development of products appropriate for the therapeutic environment.  She is committed to creating healing and recovery settings which can withstand challenging behaviors.

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