Sarah K. Hempstead

CEO & Principal


Sarah is an expert at combining inspiration and perspiration alongside Owners to deliver signature solutions with a purpose. As the CEO of Schmidt Associates, she brings her master-led approach to the firm with each project, and by ensuring many happy owners.

Sarah understands that building trust comes before building consensus, and there isn’t a building without both. That’s why she leads her team to collaborate within a framework that’s proven to produce results on time and on budget. That’s why owners and stakeholders love working with her and following her lead.

Outside of work

When she isn’t traveling stateside, Sarah can be found taking in the breathtaking beauty of Africa and Europe where she has backpacked nearly 3,500 miles from Egypt to Ireland. She enjoys hanging out on the soccer field with her two amazing daughters or working with some of her favorite not-for-profits – including Junior Achievement, Visit Indy, and The Arts Council of Indianapolis.

  • Sarah Hempstead