Whether she’s working on healthcare or educational projects, Sana Khwaja strives to represent building users’ and community members’ identity and culture through design. Sana, a member of Legat’s Columbus, Ohio studio, has participated in projects ranging from developing design charrette options to detailing a building’s exterior envelope.
She’s also known for her ability to perform under pressure. For instance, Sana was part of a team that completed design for a new hospital in four and a half months. Another example: when funds came up short for an elementary school addition with a month and a half before deadline, Sana and her team returned to the schematic design phase, reduced the floor plan to meet the revised budget, and finished on time . . . plus $500,000 under budget.
Sana served as a guest critic for a junior high school’s architecture and design program final review. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from The Ohio State University.