The School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Sarah Wu, Assistant Director of Research for the School of Architecture, has been recognized with the 2019 University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Research Administrator Award. Given annually by the Office of the Vice President of Research, the award recognizes one university research administrator from among the University of Texas’ 18 colleges and schools whose contributions go above and beyond their day-to-day responsibilities.
As the Assistant Director of Research at UTSOA, Sarah is responsible for coordinating with faculty, professionals, stakeholders, and community groups on various projects, and she assists in grant writing for proposed work. Sarah performs advanced program administration and coordination, developing and executing both internally and externally sponsored research, including pre-award and post-award processes. Along with other responsibilities, Sarah also directs a dynamic and hands-on research team at the Center for Sustainable Development.
Under Sarah’s leadership, the CSD has helped expand the School of Architecture’s footprint and impact within the City of Austin and beyond, with recent research projects like the “Frameworks for Placemaking” report which compared expansion scenarios for the future of the Austin Convention Center.
Our congratulations and thanks go out to Sarah, whose leadership and dedication advances research, scholarship, and the impact of our school.