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Meet the Fraher Family – Sara

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Sara joined Fraher as a Part 3 Project Architect, she is a keen designer and maker, having been crowned Fraher office bake off winner 2017. Please get to know her better below.

What is your favourite piece of architecture or place to visit in the UK – Why?

I love visiting Charleston, the house where the Bloomsbury set lived in East Sussex. Aside from the incredible people who visited and stayed over the years, it’s amazing how they painted and created artwork everywhere, made their own furniture and created a unique and distinctive home.

What do you do for fun, relax or unwind?

I enjoy baking and to knit, to make gifts for other, but at the moment I’m knitting myself a jumper, hopefully it’ll be finished by next winter!

Where is your favourite place to eat and accompanying cocktail?

Padella was delicious, reminded me of the genuine Italian food I had travelling round Italy a few years back.

What is your favourite most inspirational country/city? Why?

Cuba has been a dream destination of mine for years so I felt really lucky to visit there last year. The spirit of the people and making the best of difficult situations, the make-do-and-mend culture, and the music and dancing were fantastic.

What is your favourite season and why?

100% Autumn – the crisp leaves underfoot, the balmy evenings.

If you could visit/ experience any piece of architecture in the world where would you go and why?

I would go to Finland and visit the architecture of Alvar Aalto. I would be fascinated to see his use of materiality and the all encompassing design right down to the door handles.

What is your favourite film?

A good old British rom-com, Bridget Jones’ Diary, something to have a good giggle to!

Where is number 1 on your list of places to visit?

Now that I have ticked off Cuba, South America in particular Argentina, Peru and Colombia for the Hispanic culture, food, music and craft.

What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Don’t worry about things you can’t control.