Christopher Sharples

Founding Principal of SHoP Architects

Christopher Sharples is a founding principal of SHoP Architects with more than 30 years of industry leadership bringing his singular vision of innovation to design and master planning in complex urban contexts. Christopher has led many of SHoP’s most inventive and trendsetting projects, including SITE Santa Fe, the Botswana Innovation Hub, the National Veterans Resource Center at Syracuse University, the Essex Crossing master plan in New York, the Uber Headquarters in San Francisco, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center arena, and several embassies through a design excellence contract with the U.S. Department of State.

For decades, Christopher’s priority has been in advancing process innovation centered on the development of innovative workflows, the broader adoption of model-based delivery practices, advancing the applications of cutting-edge manufacturing, and facilitating increased use of offsite construction techniques.

In 2018, Christopher cofounded Assembly OSM, incubated at SHoP and currently delivering world-class architecture through an advanced, proprietary digital design, manufacturing and assembly process that reduces waste, pollution and the considerable strain on-site construction can have on dense, urban communities. Christopher has taught, lectured, exhibited and been published frequently and internationally.

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