SARA CAPLES AIA is Principal and co-founder of Caples Jefferson Architects PC. Sara’s early experience was focused on the design and direction of large projects, especially in the public realm. Since founding the firm in 1987 with Everardo Jefferson, she has remained committed to designing cultural, educational, and community centers for neighborhoods underserved by the design professions.Sara’s architectural passions: Detailed examination of program, to marry the brief to the real goals of the project. Clear, open, flowing space. Editing the project design for architectural coherence. Use of color and materials that evoke specific cultural, even emotional, responses.Sara is a frequent lecturer at schools, community, and professional organizations. She has served as a visiting professor at Syracuse, CCNY, University of Miami, and Yale.