Sadaf Jafari Joins SGA: Leading Sustainability Practice Across Boston and NYC Offices


Sadaf Jafari

Sadaf Jafari, LEED AP BD + C, CPHC begins her tenure as Director of Sustainable Design at SGA. Bringing experience from both Architecture and Engineering fields, Sadaf’s ability to build cross-functional teams primed for collaborative execution will further solidify SGA’s pursuit of environmentally-minded design innovation across the firm’s key markets and services.

“I am excited to join this passionate team of diverse professionals who are already so committed to an environmental focus in their design work,” shares Sadaf Jafari. “We are looking forward to enhancing processes and technologies already in play to create increasingly sustainable outcomes for every client. Additionally, we plan to proactively engage in public dialogue to promote this important work and its advancements throughout the space, region, and beyond.”

Leveraging the power of education and lifelong learning, Sadaf obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Design from The University of Cambridge as well as a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Shahid Beheshti (Melli) University. Eventually making the move to Boston where she has practiced professionally since 2012.

“Sadaf brings more than a decade of outstanding experience to our firm,” explains Adam Spagnolo, Partner and CEO at SGA. “It is her focus on innovative solutions at the forefront of sustainable design that make her an exponential value-add for SGA and its clients.”

Over the years, SGA has consistently delivered designs that exceed standards for sustainability certification by deploying cutting-edge technology and multidisciplinary collaboration from a project’s inception. SGA delivered New England’s first all mass timber office building, 90 Arboretum, and continues to support innovative development in the space. The firm’s work at Innovation Square 3 recently received Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approval and has been recognized as the city’s first LEED Platinum and Zero Carbon Certified life sciences building. Additionally, SGA maintains its expertise in Passive House (PHIUS)–completing nationally recognized work in the arena, like Garfield House at Williams College. Sadaf Jafari’s arrival at SGA will empower the firm to continue making industry-leading strides in the realm of sustainability and beyond.

About SGA

SGA is a national, multi-disciplinary firm whose work spans architecture, interior design and master planning for life sciences, academic, mixed-use and commercial clients. With offices in Boston and New York City, the firm has a team of over 130 professionals who strive to create meaningful experiences through great design. The firm consistently delivers sustainable, state of-the-art facilities and dynamic, flexible spaces for its clients that foster collaboration and breed innovation. Through its virtual design and construction practice and proprietary SGA Dashboard, the firm is redefining how buildings and campuses are visualized and delivered, creating a  highly collaborative design approach and seamless integration of the design, development and construction process. To learn more, please visit