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Sarah Strauss

Visiting Associate Professor

Interior Design
School of Design

Founder and principal of XS Architect; cofounder of Bigprototype LLC with John Nafziger; XS Architect is a practice dedicated to researching and creating pattern in the urban environment; Bigprototype operates at the intersection of design and building, harnessing interests in making, testing, research, and play; Bigprototype has offices in Brooklyn, New York, and Rincon, Puerto Rico; Strauss worked with Pratt and twenty2 to bring the project of 3-D wallpaper to market in 2015; Strauss wrote the chapter “Ulterior Motives” in Deborah Schneiderman and Alexa Griffith Winton’s book Textile Technology and Design, (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016); Strauss was awarded the CIDA Innovation in Education Award 2012 and the CIDA Excellence in Education Award 2015.

B.A. Studio Art/Art History and Chemistry minor, Duke University; M.Arch., Yale University.