Sassan “Sas” Gharai, AIA — Founder

Sas founded SGA as SGA Architects in 1996, and in 2004 changed the name to SGA Companies, to better reflect the real estate development aspect of the firm.  Since its founding, SGA has completed over 400 Architectural Projects and over 20 development projects where SGA was both the Architect and the Developer.  Many of the firm’s initial designs were drawn by hand and then translated into paper models before using CADD.  Raised in London, Sas moved to Washington, DC to attend CUA’s School of Architecture, earning both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Architecture, and has been a registered architect since 1994. Sas is the proud father of two daughters, a decaf aficionado, and an avid swimmer.