Join The University of Texas School of Architecture and Coren Sharples of SHoP Architects, New York, for an in-person lecture on “Material Practice” at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall and live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel.
Coren Sharples 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, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and several US Embassies, as well as the planning, programming, and renovation of an existing office building for Company, a new hospitality-centered vertical tech campus in Manhattan. Coren has taught at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design and served on her local Borough of Manhattan Community Board and the board of New York City’s Center for Architecture.