Sarah Padilla

Sarah Padilla

Studio Manager

Sarah Padilla, RELM’s Studio Manager, plays a vital role in the operations and culture at RELM. Graduating with honors, Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. There, she wrote an undergraduate thesis investigating the relationship between reproduction and obesity and went on to teach human anatomy at UNR as an adjunct faculty member. Wanting more creative expression, Sarah pivoted careers applying her analytical skills to grow design practices. At RELM, she works as both studio manager and executive assistant. She comprehensively engages all facets of daily operations: employee onboarding, HR support, IT liaison, accounting liaison, as well as spearheads all studio culture events, from lunch and learns to office outings. Sarah’s fastidiousness and charisma elevate RELM’s operations and studio culture.


Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2014

 'As a city dweller, I want landscapes to be functional and beautiful. Navigating the spaces between buildings in daily life reveals a hierarchy of needs users require to enjoy the public realm: utility begets community, and beauty distinguishes place. Successful landscapes must render both poetry and pragmatism.'