Sierra Bainbridge

Boston, MA, USA

Sierra Bainbridge was a cofounding member of MASS in 2008, and oversaw design and construction of the Butaro Hospital in Rwanda. As a cross-disciplinary architect, licensed landscape architect, and educator, Sierra oversees MASS’s landscape architecture department; and the design and implementation of MASS’s projects in the United States and Africa. Prior to joining MASS she worked at James Corner Field Operations, primarily in the design and implementation of Section 1 of the New York City High Line. She has taught graduate level studios at various universities, and from 2010–2012 she served as Head of the Architecture Department at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) where she was instrumental in shaping the current curriculum. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Art and Architectural History from Smith College and her Masters of Landscape Architecture and Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.