O’Neil-Manion, Sara

Licensed Architect – Principal of O’Neil & Manion Architects P.A. since 1977

Registered Architect in the State of Maryland, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Virginia, and NCARB Certification

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Architecture (5 year Degree), Department of Architecture, Catholic University, Washington, D.C. – 1974
  • Continuing Education:Seismic Design Seminar, Stanford University – 1977
  • Continuing Education programs AIA & CSI – 1976-Present
  • NFPA Life Safety Seminar, National Bureau of Standards – 1977

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: American Institute of Architects, Member 1976 – presentWashington Chapter: Served as President, 1985, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Director-At-Large – Educational Committee, Membership CommitteeAmerican Institute of Architects: National Activity:AIA Firm Transition Roundtable, 1982AIA Task Force Student Chapters, 1985Other Professional Memberships:Bethesda Chamber of Commerce – Member since 1985,Insiders network group – 1992-present

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • State of Maryland – Smart Growth Governor’s Task Force 2000, Legislation passed – Chapter 207
  • State of Maryland – BOCA Code Adoption and Implementation Governor’s Task Force 1992-1999, Chair of Marketing Electronic Implementation (Code Lynx) 1999
  • Montgomery County – Building permit process review task force 1994
  • Washington Diocese, Episcopal Church, Commission on Church Architecture 1992-2001 Washington Architectural Forum, Board member 1990, 1991
  • Development board – chool of Engineering and Architecture, Catholic University of America 2004-2008
  • Board of Visitors, School of Engineering and Architecture, Catholic University of America, 1984-1989
  • Board of Advisors – residential architect magazine 1997-2000
  • Instructor: U.S. Department of State, Understanding Construction Documents, Spring 1993Cosmos Club Historic Preservation Foundation 1998 – present
  • Board of Advisors, Department of Architecture, The Catholic University of America 1990-1995
  • Juror – Catholic University School of Architecture Design Competition ‘A Place for an Object’ 1996
  • Juror – residential architect magazine Design Awards 2001Juror – Provider Magazine Design Awards 1996, 1999
  • Juror – Builder Magazine – Builder’s Choice Awards 1996
  • Juror – James River Chapter AIA, 1995
  • Juror – Southern Living Magazine, Design Award Program, Birmingham, Alabama. 1992
  • Juror – Catholic & Howard University Student Juries, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1990,1991
  • Juror – Rowley-Scher Student Design Award, 1985
  • Juror – Metal Building Components Award Program, 1985
  • Juror – Spectator Magazine, Research Triangle N. C., 1985
  • Juror – Renaissance ’86 Remodeling Magazine and NAHB remodeling awards, 1986
  • Juror -National Glass Association, Design awards, 1988 and 1989 (Chair)

TEACHING: Lecturer and course developer – Design Matters, Being Paid Matters, AIA Convention, 2003Guest Lecturer Johns Hopkins University, Graduate School, Real Estate Development, 2003-2005Lecturer and course co-developer – Practice Management Course Graduate School, Department of Architecture – The Catholic University of America, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1995. Cited by the NAAB as a unique course, crucial to the Department’s program.Guest Speaker: The Cosmos Club, Hillyer House renovationU.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, one-week course for Construction Surveillance Technicians on reading and interpreting drawingsSponsor: Career day or week interns: Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Stone Ridge High School, 1984- PresentCareer Day Speaker: Stone Ridge, Visitation, Walter Johnson, and Washington Waldorf High Schools, St. Bartholomew’s Elementary School and Bethesda Community SchoolCoordinator: Washington Metropolitan AIA Chapter – Continuing Education SeminarsGuest Speaker: Washington Metropolitan AIA Chapter – 1981-1982 Registration Exam Seminars and Computer Introductory CourseSeminar Coordinator: The Smithsonian Institution, 1982-1985 Design Seminars, Lecture Series in conjunction with the Forum for ArchitectureFaculty Member: Department of Architecture – Catholic University of America, 1976-1978

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:

  • National Design AwardsBuilder Magazine Grand Award, Springfield Golf & Country Club, 2002
  • National Association of Home Builders – Grand Award Builder’s Choice, 1995
  • Remodeling Magazine – Renaissance Awards – Grand Award, Best in Country 1994
  • National Association of Home Builders – Merit Award Builder’s Choice, 1991
  • National Association of Home Builders – Grand Award Builder’s Choice, 1990
  • Remodeling Magazine – Renaissance Awards – Grand Award, 1990
  • Remodeling Magazine – Renaissance Awards – Merit Award, 1990
  • Metal Construction Association Merit Award, 1989
  • Better Homes and Garden Renovation Award, 1989
  • Varco-Pruden Hall of Fame Award, 1987
  • National Glass Association – First Award, 1987
  • National Association of Home Builders – Grand Award Builder’s Choice, 1986
  • Qualified Remodeler, First Award – 1986
  • Schlage Nautilus Grand Award – 1986
  • Remodeling Magazine – Renaissance Awards – Grand Award, 1985
  • Remodeling Magazine – Renaissance Awards – Merit Award, 1985
  • The American Wood Council, Honor Award – 1983

Regional Design Awards: 

  • Best for family living Award, Northern Virginia Building Industry Association,2003
  • ABC Association of Building Contractors, Design Award,Springfield Golf & Country Club 2001
  • Baltimore Chapter AIA/Baltimore Magazine – Design Award, 1996
  • Baltimore Chapter AIA/Baltimore Magazine – Design Award, 1995
  • Potomac Valley Chapter AIA – Design Award, 1994
  • Maryland Society AIA – Design Award, 1994
  • Potomac Valley Chapter AIA – Design Award, 1993
  • Maryland Society AIA – Design Award, 1993
  • Award for distinctive residential architecture -The Washingtonian Magazine, 1992
  • Award for distinctive residential architecture -The Washingtonian Magazine, 1991
  • Potomac Valley Chapter AIA – Design Award, 1990
  • Award for distinctive residential architecture -The Washingtonian Magazine, 1990
  • Potomac Valley Chapter AIA – Design Award, 1988
  • Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association 1988
  • Cornerstone AwardsBest Industrial Project less than 100,000 Sq. Ft.Loudoun County Historic Preservation Award for Adaptive Re-use, 1988
  • Washington Chapter AIA – Design Award for Excellence in Architecture, 1987
  • Potomac Valley Chapter AIA – Design Award, 1987
  • Potomac Valley Chapter AIA – Design Award, 1986
  • Washington, D. C. Mayor’s Design Program – 1st Award, 1986
  • Award for distinctive residential architecture – The Washingtonian Magazine, 1982

Firm size: 5

Major Buildings and Projects

Hillwood Museum Cafe, Hillwood Museum Indian Artifact Collection, Springfield Golf & Country Club, International Country Club Pool & Tennis Facility and Club house renovations, Clarksburg Resident’s Club, BioReliance headquarters, BioReliance laboratory production facility, Invitrogen Innovation Center, Covance genetic toxicology, analytical chemistry, formulations, immunology and other laboratories, NIH clinical laboratory renovation, Children’s Hospital clinical laboratory renovation, NIH hazardous waste facility, NASA CRIF facility, NASA Laser & Chemistry Laboratory, NASA Visitor Center Addition, Embassy of Ethiopia Ambassador’s Residence, Embassy of Sweden Ambassador’s Residence, Embassy of Australia, Ambassador’s Residence & Senior Officer residences, US Embassy Paris D Building Renovations, US Consulate Guadalajara Renovations

Writings

  • Residential Architect: “ the last word” March 2001
  • Residential Architect: “ Small Office Equipment” March 1999
  • Residential Architect: “ Outfitting the Office Large Equipment” January 1999
  • Residential Architect: “ Staying in Touch (on vacation)” August 1998
  • Residential Architect: “ Staffing for CADD” June 1997
  • Residential Architect: “ CADD Upgrades” October 1997
  • Encyclopedia of Architecture Volume 5: Sections on “Walls and Partitions”, “Wallcoverings.” Edited by Joseph Wilkes, John Wiley & Sons, New York (Publication 1989)

Press and Awards

  • Washington Post: Renovation & Remodeling Section, Cover, and April 7, 2004
  • Washington Post: Eye on Design – Building with Blocks of Light, March 9, 2000
  • Baltimore Magazine, October 1996 – Clifton Residence
  • Baltimore Magazine, October 1995 – Estancia Los Gansos
  • Builder Magazine, October 1995 – Estancia Los Gansos
  • Remodeling Magazine, October 1994 – Estancia Los Gansos (cover)
  • The Capital, Annapolis, Md. June 1994 – Estancia Los Gansos
  • Queen Anne’s Business Ledger, March 1994 – Estancia Los Gansos
  • Luxury Homes, Maryland, March 1994 – Anchor Farm (cover)
  • Women’s Day Home Improvement, spring 1994 – Chevy Chase Residence and Clifton Residence
  • Remodeling Magazine, January 1994 – Clifton Residence
  • CentreView, Clifton, Va., – Clifton Residence, October, 1993
  • Builder Magazine, December 1992 – Chevy Chase Residence Addition
  • Washingtonian Magazine, June 1992 -Clifton Residence, Awards Issue
  • Washingtonian Magazine, June 1991 -Anchor Farm, Awards Issue
  • The Washington Post Style Section, August 1991, Anchor Farm
  • The Washington Post Home Section, May 1991, Anchor Farm
  • Southern Living, December 1990 – Private Residence, Lovettsville, Va.
  • HomeOwner, July/August 1990 – Private residence, Bethesda
  • Washingtonian Magazine, June 1990 -Landfall Farm, Awards Issue
  • Southern Living, November 1989 – Elm Springs
  • Better Homes and Garden, October 1989 – Rockville Residence
  • The Washington Post Style Section, January 1989 – Potomac Valley AIA Design Awards
  • My Home Magazine, January 1989 – Landfall Farm (cover)
  • The Montgomery Journal October 1988 – Cornerstone Awards (Microbiological Associates Building)
  • National Glass Association, June 1987 – Landfall Farm
  • Architectural Digest, March 1987 – Landfall Farm
  • Architecture, November 1986 – Indian Collection Building
  • The Washington Post Style Section, September 1986
  • Linen and Lace Exhibition, Hillwood Museum
  • Qualified Remodeler Magazine, October 1986 – Landfall Farm (Cover Story)
  • Builder Magazine, October 1986 – Landfall Farm
  • The Washington Post Business Section, June 1986 – Indian Collection Building
  • Remodeling Magazine, January 1986 – Landfall Farm and Hillwood Cafe
  • The Washington Post Magazine, February 1986, Prototype New Magazine Format: Landfall Farm
  • Television advertisement for the Washington Post Magazine, August/September 1986
  • The Washington Post Magazine October 1984 – Dream Houses
  • Washingtonian Magazine, May 1982 – The Cosmos Club – Auxiliary Building
  • The Washington Post Style Section, July 1983 – Indian Collection Building
  • Architectural Record , April 1984 – Indian Collection Building
  • The Washington Post Real Estate section, April 1984 – Indian Collection Building

 

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