Looking forward to:​

getting back to [the new] normal 

Grateful for:

this extra time with my boys

Grace Hopper's words of wisdom from forty+ years ago still resonate today, especially in the A/E/C industry.

Meet Our Leadership Team

"The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way.'"

                                                                                           ~ Admiral Grace Hopper

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Budova Engineering was founded in Atlanta in 2012 and relocated our headquarters to the Annapolis area in 2014. Kat Sabo is the president and majority shareholder. Mike Sabo is a principal and lead technical consultant. Since Budova's inception, we have built up a network of other consultants, engineers, and architects to bring on board when projects require additional resources or specific expertise.  In addition to our Maryland and Georgia locations, we have consultants in cities along the East Coast.

Mike Sabo, PE, CxA, CEM, LEED® AP:  Principal

Mike has 25 years of experience as an engineering consultant in a variety of roles. He graduated from Penn State University in 1994 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, followed by a master of manufacturing management from Penn State in 1999. Mike has extensive experience with building commissioning, energy audits, energy modeling, facility condition assessments, green building consulting, life cycle cost analysis, and utility/infrastructure studies.  Mike also serves as an adviser on these topics for both public and private clients throughout various market sectors. He has worked with a myriad of client types, including federal, state, and local agencies; colleges and universities; K-12 education; and private industry.  Mike recently finished serving a 2-year term on USGBC Maryland's Market Leadership Advisory Board.



Next trip: 

​Rhode Island - hopefully?!

Favorite pastime:


It's time to break the mold and make a change​ that makes sense.

Budova is a highly qualified team of experts in the field who are

professional, responsive, and dedicated

to doing things the right way the first time.

Kat Sabo, LEED® Green Associate:  President

Kat has 25 years of combined professional experience and is the president of Budova Engineering. After receiving both her bachelor and master of arts in English and education, she started her career as an educator. Now actively involved in the A/E/C industry, her background in education carries over seamlessly and provides a solid foundation upon which to build new skills. She brings to the table a fierce determination, strong leadership, and an honest approach. Kat believes building solid relationships is where all business should begin and runs the company based on that philosophy. She enjoys the fellowship of colleagues through various professional organizations, including ULI, NAIOP, USGBC, and CREW, where she is a Board Member.