Sae is a designer, an architect, and a visionary. An architect and urban designer by training, Sae tackles problems from multiple perspectives, providing design insights that go well beyond just aesthetics or function. Deeply grounded in iterative design processes that consider stakeholders of varying interests, Sae believes that a good designer operates with a well established cross-sectoral understanding. Sae is in constant search for design opportunities that would make a positive impact in all walks of life.
Sae is currently an Associate Principal at CBT Architects where he leads envisioning projects at multiple scales. He is also the founder of Skeema, a project based collective that applies design thinking methodology to provide solutions at the intersection of design, branding, and business. Prior to founding Skeema, Sae has worked at numerous renowned design firms such as Herzog & de Meuron and Eisenman Architects.
Sae holds a Bachelors of Architecture and Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) from Harvard University, the Graduate School of Design. Sae has taught multiple graduate-level studio courses at RISD and Roger Williams University and currently leads workshops at Harvard University. Sae is a licensed architect in the state of Massachusetts and a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA).