A Senior Associate in the firm, Sarah Favrao’s primary focus is Concept Design and Design Development for residential projects. Coming from a family of architects and artists and growing up in a mid-century modern house, Sarah discovered her love of design at an early age. She earned a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia, with an emphasis on preservation and adaptive reuse. A stint in Italy studying Andrea Palladio cemented her lifelong respect for history and for the relationship of inside and outside spaces. She earned her MArch from Virginia Tech’s Alexandria Center. With over 30 years of experience in both large and small firms, she continues to delight in helping clients realize the homes that they imagine. In her off hours, Sarah is grateful for friends and family time, traveling with her architect husband, playing tennis, and gardening.
David Ferrara earned a Bachelor’s in Architecture from the Catholic University of America and graduated with honors. Mr. Ferrara has earned many Computer Aided Design Certificates, and 3D Rendering Certificates.
David Ferrara is responsible for planning and designing all architectural components for commercial and high end residential projects. He efficiently manages client details and coordination between all disciplines to effectively meet project deadlines. His role at Alt Breeding and Associates also includes executing Initial Code Research Reports, Feasibility Studies, Site Selection Reports, Project Material Research, and reviewing all Architectural Shop Drawings.
Mr. Ferrara has over 18 years of experience. He has been involved in all aspects of Project Management from Schematic Design to Construction Administration in several states including; Florida, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Georgia. Past projects include High End Residential, Restaurant Builds, Existing Tenant Improvements/New Occupancy Fit Outs, Airport Interior Builds, and Commercial Shell/Landlord Work Coordination. He has effectively coordinated between consultants and the client to meet deadlines and conform to building codes, ADA, and local ordinances. He has also kept a positive learning environment within past firms by coordinating continuing education seminars and architectural lectures.
Michael began an early career in construction, working on many projects in historic Annapolis as a carpenter’s apprentice. Michael then moved on from carpentry to study architecture in Rome and New York, where he earned a five-year Bachelors of Art and Architecture with a concentration in Historic Preservation from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He also holds an Associate’s degree in Architecture from Anne Arundel Community College. His combined carpentry and architectural work history stretches over three decades of high-end residential work.
Angela Phelan, AIA
Peter earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology in 1981 and became licensed in the State of New York in 1983. In the years that followed he was employed by several prominent residential architects on Long Island, and eventually established his own firm located in Westhampton Beach. Specializing in custom residential housing in the prestigious Hamptons region, Peter has over 30 years of experience and is the recipient on numerous awards and accolades. Since moving to Maryland, he has now become a member of the Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects team as a Project Architect.
Bill Williams, RA, LEED AP