General Assembly is a full service interior design studio specializing in the renovation of existing spaces. We believe that the details of a home should come from the details of the person who inhabits it.
Each project starts with the personality, taste, and passions of our clients. Through collaborating with crafts people and a sensitivity to the site’s history, our designs create warm but clean spaces that are specific to the time, place and people who live there.
Founded in 2011 and based in Brooklyn, NY, General Assembly’s breadth has expanded to include projects from the Hamptons to London. In this short time, our work has received international attention including features in The New York Times, T Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Elle Decor.
In addition to ground up and full renovation projects, we design custom lighting and furniture, and are available for interior consulting, styling and staging services.
Sarah grew up in Northwest Connecticut and has been living and designing in New York City and Los Angeles for the past two decades. After working at several international firms, including Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and Rafael Viñoly Architects, her attraction to the intimacy and scale of residential design led her to start General Assembly in 2011.
Since then, Sarah has looked towards each new project as a unique opportunity to further develop an understanding of how color, light, and texture can make places feel personal.
Sarah received a Masters degree in Architecture from UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.
Colin joined General Assembly in 2014 and serves as a senior project designer.
Before joining General Assembly, Colin studied product design and received his Masters in Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design where he focused on the re-use of existing structures. Since then, he continues to explore the relationships between object, person and place. This interest in the human scale can be seen through his use and understanding of material, detail and texture.