Nominated for the award: Urban Planning and Design
Company: Barber Design Studio LTD
Position: Founder & Principal
Biography: Quick on her feet and tough as nails. Sarah Barber, founder and Principal of Barber Design Studio LTD, has over 20 years of experience and knowledge working with Canada’s leading developers and builders. Sarah has been a part of dozens of award winning and notable real estate developments including multi-residential, commercial, retail, health & wellness, and community projects. These have involved urban planning and design, interior and architectural design, landscape integration, environmental impact and sustainability, historical properties, and accessible housing. Sarah has savviness, style, and a standout ability to collaborate with other professionals. As a mom of 2, she has been pleased to mentor young females advancing their careers. She is passionate about her job while always making it an enjoyable experience for everyone. Cities need designers who understand the built environment as an effective way to make people’s lives better. Born and raised in the US, Sarah Barber & BDS have worked on developments both local and international; but her focus has remained in the GTA and across Ontario, making her a prominent female in the construction industry of the greater Toronto area.