Sara Ruffolo, B.Arch. Sci., M.Arch Intern Architect
I have a passion for traveling and all that I am exposed to when exploring a new place; I have found it fascinating to observe the role that architecture plays in the shaping of cities and cultures. Throughout my Bachelor and Master’s degrees at Ryerson University, I had the opportunity to participate in several international design charrettes in Israel, Italy, Belgium, and Toronto. These experiences fueled my curiosity for how people use and react to built environments. My thesis explored this relationship further leading me to the study of environmental psychology and how architecture can indirectly influence the mood and behaviours of its occupants.
“What I love most about our work
is the approach we take to ensure
the design intent is carried through
all aspects of the project”
Prior to joining FrankFranco Architects, I worked and managed a national retail design program with a focus on commercial interiors. I have tremendous experience working with international automotive brands, and on a number of notable residential and mixed-use retail projects.
What I love most about our work is the approach we take to ensure the design intent is carried through all aspects of the project; from the built form to the resolution of structure, the interior architecture and the designed landscape. The integration of all these parts, like how details become part of a structure, begins to form moments. When viewed in its totality, these moments shape our experience and ultimately shape our outlook of the built environment.