How does the language of architecture reflect the culture of the Naval Academy? Why does the Yard look the way it does? How do the historic buildings and the siting of them influence the new buildings like Wesley Brown and Hopper Hall? Why is naming so important to the character and ideals for what the Naval Academy’s mission is? Sara Phillips is the Architect of the Naval Academy. She is a registered architect in the State of Maryland and has served as the Deputy for Facilities and Construction at the Naval Academy since 2006. Prior to that, she was involved in the design of the Memorial Hall, the Rotunda and Smoke Hall, as well as the construction manager for the Robert Crown Sailing Center and the Jewish Chapel and Levy Center.