Sam Edgens AIA, LEED AP

Sam spent his early years in Rome, GA. He graduated from Darlington School and then Attended Georgia Institute of Technology where he received his Undergraduate degree in Architecture. Upon Graduation from Georgia Tech., Sam began work with the 2005 AIA firm of the year, Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback, and Associates in Atlanta, GA.

After several years with TVS, Sam left to pursue his Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Texas in Austin. After receiving his Master’s Degree, Sam returned to Atlanta and began work with another award winning firm, Cooper Carry and Associates. While at Cooper Carry, Sam had the opportunity to design a range of projects, including the new Girl’s dormitories at Darlington School.

In 2005, Sam joined the custom design firm Dungan Nequette Architects to lead their expansion to a new branch office in Highlands, NC. Sam joined Sarah Frances in private practice in 2008.

Sam has a diverse range of experience, from the New Student Learning Center at the University of Georgia to the Terminus High-rise project in Buckhead, GA. From the New Summit School in Cashiers, NC to a large number of custom residences and club facilities. Sam is LEED accredited and brings environmental awareness to all of his projects.

Sarah Frances Herzog Edgens AIA

Sarah Frances grew up in the Pacific Northwest and attended the Evergreen State College and the University of Oregon. She then went on to Graduate School at Syracuse University where she held Graduate Teaching Assistantships in the Undergraduate Drawing and Design Studios. She won numerous awards during her tenure, culminating with the Henry Adams AIA Medal of Excellence for Academic Achievement. In 1998 Sarah Frances graduated with highest academic honors from the Architecture Department with a Master’s degree in Architecture.

Upon graduation, Sarah Frances was employed by the prestigious Boston firm of Machado and Silvetti Associates where she worked on projects such as the renovation of the Getty Villa in Brentwood, CA; Atelier 505, the winning competition for, and design and construction of, a Restaurant/Theater/Commercial and Condominium mixed-use project in Boston’s Historic South End; and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City. Sarah Frances then joined the Atlanta based firm, Surber Barber Choate and Hertlein where she worked with Rusty Barber and James Choate on numerous custom homes and country club projects throughout the Southeast. She entered private practice in 2003.

Sarah Frances has comprehensive experience in a large variety of building types, including country clubs, mixed use, religious, education, custom residential and residential communities. She is deeply committed to environmental stewardship in all of her projects.