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Sasaki Appoints New Principals and Associate Principals

Sasaki is delighted to congratulate Joshua Brooks, Anna Cawrse, Andrew Gutterman, and Tamar Warburg on their recent promotions. Each of them brings fresh thinking and new approaches to leadership that enable Sasaki to uphold our commitment to diversity, collaboration, and progress.

“A hallmark of Sasaki’s success over the years has been welcoming new voices to the firm’s leadership, especially those that offer fresh perspectives and lead us towards innovative opportunities,” says Sasaki CEO, James Miner. “Bringing new voices to the table is what allows a legacy firm like ours to continue to evolve and take on the most pressing challenges of today. Individually, Josh, Anna, Andrew, and Tamar bring tremendous leadership and depth of experience to their clients and teams. And together, through their commitment to continuous learning and collaboration, they will advance Sasaki’s design culture, which is where the real magic happens.”

“Bringing new voices to the table is what allows a legacy firm like ours to continue to evolve and take on the most pressing challenges of today.”

James Miner, CEO

Joshua Brooks

Joshua Brooks AICP, ASLA, PLA, planner, designer, and co-director of Sasaki’s Denver office, has been promoted to principal. Brooks’s work revolves around the intersection of people and infrastructure, where he works to promote human-centric urbanism through design that has ecological integrity and lasting social significance. His expertise includes district-scale master planning and design, urban development, infrastructural systems, and streets and public space. Brooks’s multidisciplinary background in urban planning and landscape architecture helps him shepherd projects from conception through realization.

Brooks’ recent work includes significant projects such as the redevelopment of Denargo Market in Downtown Denver, the revitalization of the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the Foothills Mall Redevelopment in Fort Collins,Colorado;  a 30-yr vision for the Ochsner Medical District in New Orleans, Louisiana; the CU Boulder Campus Master Plan in Boulder, Colorado; the design of Greenwood Community Park and University Lakes, both in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and numerous other planning and design projects around the country. 

With his co-director Anna Cawrse, Brooks has grown the Denver office to 22 people and established connections to communities across the western U.S. since its opening in fall of 2020.

Anna Cawrse

Anna Cawrse, ASLA, PLA, landscape architect and co-director of Sasaki’s Denver office, has been promoted to principal. She is responsible for leading significant public realm projects throughout North America and Europe. With expertise that spans urban corridors and districts, public plazas, and parks and open space, Cawrse is internationally recognized for her ability to transition master planning of the public realm into realized space. Cawrse has dedicated her career to weaving nature, culture, and history into urban landscapes. At every scale, she is committed to engaging communities and strives to create designs that reflect both the current and future communities’ needs.

Cawrse’s recent work includes Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland, Florida; Reid Park, Tucson, AZ the Dumke Arts Plaza in Ogden, Utah; Greenwood Community Park Master Plan in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and University Lakes, also in Baton Rouge. Her focus on resiliency and her dedication to the firm’s research manifests in her team’s Climate.Park.Change. In partnership with the National Recreation and Parks Association, the web-based platform compiles data on how climate change affects park and recreation spaces and suggests physical design solutions that address climate impacts and other community challenges

Andrew Gutterman

Andrew Gutterman ASLA, PLA, landscape architect, has been promoted to principal. Gutterman works across the full spectrum of project types and has delivered award winning results for civic, corporate, and institutional clients. His approach is both visionary and pragmatic, having collaborated with some of the world’s most celebrated architects, artists, and designers to create inspiring landscapes grounded in technical rigor. Gutterman’s background in ecology has helped foster a deep appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the natural world and a strong track record of bringing these qualities to the built environment in meaningful and sustainable ways.

Gutterman’s recent work includes Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland, Florida; the Nord Family Greenway in Cleveland, Ohio; The Lawrenceville School Master Plan and Implementation in Lawrenceville, New Jersey; and Agnes Scott College Comprehensive Campus Master Plan in Decatur, Georgia.

Tamar Warburg

Tamar Warburg AIA, LEED AP BD+C, director of sustainability and resilience, has been promoted to associate principal. Warburg works with Sasaki teams to develop sustainability and resilience goals appropriate for each project and access critical resources to reach those goals. She works across all Sasaki disciplines, on projects as varied as net-zero campus buildings, resilience and sustainability strategies for cities and corporate clients, and minimizing carbon emissions from buildings and landscape projects. Warburg directs Sasaki’s Sustainability Leaders, training individuals embedded in each project team responsible for project sustainability metrics and goals. In this era of climate change, she believes that every project is an opportunity to make a healthy and resilient contribution to our clients, our communities, and our planet.

Warburg has collaborated on resilience projects across disciplines, including the Pierce School in Brookline, Massachusetts; the Mass Maritime Academy Decarbonization Plan, Lakeview Village Master Plan in Ontario, Canada;  Boston Heat Resilience Strategies in Boston, Massachusetts; Bet Havered in Tel Aviv, Israel; and Sasaki’s Carbon Conscience App and research project, a free tool to help designers assess carbon impact from the early stages of planning.

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