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Architect Sara O’Neil-Manion Joins Perkins+Will in Washington, D.C.

New Associate Principal adds research facilities expertise

Washington-area architect Sara O’Neil-Manion, AIA, has joined the global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will in its D.C. office. O’Neil-Manion will apply expertise in biological and physical science research facilities and laboratories, historic properties, master planning, building renovations, and hospitality venues to the delivery of client solutions.

“Sara’s skills, portfolio and expertise are well aligned with the Perkins+Will commitment to and reputation for innovation and technological sophistication,” said Chris Morrison, FAIA, Principal and Managing Director of Perkins+Will’s Washington office.

In 40 years as partner, with William C. Manion AIA, in the firm of O’Neil & Manion Architects P.A, O’Neil-Manion has achieved and demonstrated a solid track record in client relationship management, programming, sustainable design, and campus master planning, among other proficiencies. She is a registered architect in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).

Notable projects include an award-winning building for Microbiological Associates, Inc., a Cryogenic Research Facility and a Laser & Chemistry Laboratory, both for NASA, the NASA Goddard Visitor Center auditorium, and the café renovation for the Hillwood Museum.

O’Neil-Manion holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Catholic University of America, and has completed Seismic Design Training for Educators at Stanford University and National Association of Fire Protection Life Safety Training for Educators from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

"I’m pleased to join a firm that's making such a positive design impact on the built environment," said Ms. O’Neil-Manion.