Architecture Lecture Series: Coren Sharples, SHoP Architects, NYC


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Kea Distinguished Lecturer:

Coren Sharples, AIA
SHoP Architects, NYC


Coren Sharples, AIA is a founding partner of SHoP Architects. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the business school at the University of Maryland, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. In addition to her work on the firm’s ground-up projects, Coren also leads the interiors group at SHoP. Her approach considers design on a holistic scale, from planning and building to interiors and product design. This range is exemplified by work on such disparate projects as a new corporate headquarters for Atlassian in Sydney, new building and renovation projects for the Fashion Institute of Technology, interiors for the Detroit Hudson’s site, Botswana Innovation Hub, and several US Embassies, as well as the planning, programming, and renovation of an existing office building for Company, a new hospitalitycentered vertical tech campus in Manhattan. Coren has taught at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design, served on her local Borough of Manhattan Community Board, and on the board of New York City’s Center for Architecture. She is a member of Global Design Alliance and the Entrepreneur’s Organization of NY. She writes and lectures frequently about the firm’s work and issues facing the profession.

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