Shari G. Grant, AIA | Young Architects Award

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Shari G. Grant, AIA | Notes of Interest

Shari’s nontraditional career as architect, engineer, and artist is focused on developing simple, functional, and yet beautiful designs using a personal approach and hand sketches. In bringing inspirational design to people in all walks of life, her compassionate vision and diligence have benefited individuals, communities, boards of directors and nonprofit organizations. Her pursuit of knowledge is matched by a quest for excellence, combining extensive education with natural leadership abilities and an intuitive artistic nature.

Shari’s efforts reach far beyond her academic pursuits and practice to positively impact others in her designs for the public good.. She has been active in the San Diego architectural community supporting the AIA and various environmental and architectural conservation efforts. Shari has volunteered regularly through Volunteer San Diego, was on the Scripps Environmental Advocates Board, and is currently advisor of the San Diego Foundation Sacred Architecture Fund.

Shari has distinguished herself academically, professionally, and socially. She has completed advanced degrees in architecture, becoming expert in design analytics, sustainability, and tectonics. She has developed her individual practice to apply her knowledge and has created award-winning designs. She gives of herself to community organizations, volunteering her time and expertise to the betterment of the region and beyond.

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  • © Charles Lasnier

Shari G. Grant, AIA

Jury Comments

Shari is a woman of quiet strength, who has the rare talent to turn a minority idea into a consensus by patiently exploring all sides of the issue. Her deep passion and the love she holds for people and architecture leads to a strong commitment evident both in her various leadership roles and in her architectural works.

2012 AIA Young Architects Award Jury

  • 2011 Chancellor:
  • Chester A. Widom, FAIA
  • Los Angeles
  • 2011 Vice Chancellor:
  • Norman L. Koonce, FAIA
  • McLean, VA
  • 2011 Bursar:
  • William J. Stanley, FAIA
  • Stanley Love-Stanley, PC
  • Atlanta
  • Secretary:
  • Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Dallas
  • 2012 Incoming Bursar:
  • Albert W. Rubeling FAIA
  • Rubeling & Associates, Inc.
  • Towson, MD

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