Corie Sharples of SHoP Architects: From Studio to Building

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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SHoP, FIT C² facade (detail)
Photo: Seong Kwon, courtesy of SHoP Architects


Copresented by Chicago Women in Architecture

Corie Sharples, a founding principal of SHoP Architects and SHoP Construction, discusses the firm's work with a focus on how it bridges the relationship between innovative design strategies developed in the studio and the contingent processes of building.

The Subject Is the Studio Talk Series is a series of lectures and discussions exploring the artist's studio, its history and relevance today, and the creative process. Presented on the occasion of Production Site: The Artist's Studio Inside-Out.

About the Speaker

Corie Sharples is a registered architect who has taught at the Parsons School of Design. Actively involved in community work, she volunteers in the New York City public schools and serves on the local Borough of Manhattan Community Board. She writes and lectures frequently about the firm's work and issues facing the profession.

SHoP Architects, a 60-person practice, was founded by its five principals in 1996. SHoP is a leader in rethinking architectural practice through the transformation of complex theoretical design into easily understood construction models. Their wide-ranging practice extends into the areas of software design, branding, real estate development, construction, and the codevelopment of new sustainable technologies. Current work includes a major collaboration with the architectural firm Ellerbe Beckett to design the Barclays Center, the new world-class sports and entertainment center that will anchor the planned development and home to the NETS Basketball team in Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards. Other SHoP Projects include the residential condominium 290 Mulberry in New York; a building project for the Fashion Institute of Technology; and a design for the historic South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan.


The Kristina Barr Lectures were established through a generous gift by The Barr Fund to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.