Sade Borghei, Senior Designer




Sade Borghei brings over 17 years of architectural experience to his position as project manager and senior designer at Snøhetta.  Sade’s primary focus has been on site planning, architecture, and construction methods for high density urban projects.

At Snøhetta Sade has worked extensively on the One Oak residential tower and adjacent Oak Plaza at the intersection of Market and Van Ness in San Francisco in addition to leading several smaller scale projects including residential, exhibition design, and the Market Street Prototype project.

Prior to joining Snohetta, Sade first worked in Holland where he joined a firm led by Lucien Lafour, a protégé of Aldo Van Eyck.  There he focused on mixed-use developments leading several master plan and architectural design projects.  Since returning to the US in 2002, Sade has worked on a wide variety of project types, including mixed-use residential and educational. He is particularly interested in the exploration the intersection of formal, material, and process driven solutions to complex problems.

Sade’s work is also influenced by his background in fine art and his continued practice of mixed-media drawing with a focus on portraiture.

Sade holds a Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary with a major in Fine Arts, and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.  He is licensed in California.