SARAH ELLIS _ PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
Sarah Ellis has been practicing architecture in Sacramento since moving from Oregon in 1998. After receiving her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon, Sarah was a project manager and lead designer at the award-winning architecture, planning, and urban design firm of Mogavero Notestine Associates. There, she honed her skills, emphasizing beautiful, sustainable, and innovative design solutions for a wide range of project types including multi-family and single family communities, mixed-use, retail, and office buildings. Continuing that philosophy into private practice, Sarah established Ellis Architects in 2007 to offer a personalized approach and thoughtful design solution to clients. She is a California licensed architect, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. Sarah participates in the US Green Building Council Northern California Chapter and regularly provides student design critiques at California State University in Sacramento and The Art Institute of Sacramento.
VINCE MALONEY _ DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURE
Vincent Maloney is a versatile architect with more than 20 years’ experience leading complex project types, including K-12, higher education (community college), healthcare, multifamily and mixed-use developments, civic, athletic, and energy infrastructure projects. Having worked for the two largest architecture firms in Sacramento, Vince brings extensive design and technical knowledge to the role of Director of Architecture at Ellis Architects. In addition to his integrated project work, Vince is responsible for leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation and the Quality Assurance (QA) program at Ellis Architects. When not working, Vince enjoys volunteering for organizations like Sierra Service Project, and traveling to do pro-bono work in places like Honduras and rural areas of Oregon and California. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Vince has worked in Connecticut, Missouri, and California, and has a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in Saint Louis and a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
LARA MARTINEZ _ DIRECTOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Born and raised in Brazil, Lara moved to the US in 2006. Pursuing her passion for design of the built environment, Lara earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco. She has experience in hospitality, retail, and residential projects. She aims to design spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, universal, and functional. Material choices and design concepts is one of her strengths on the design projects. With a keen eye for modern, minimal, and timeless interiors, Lara is inspired by modern artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Ellsworth Kelly. She joined the Ellis Architects’ team in 2015 and is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture.