NVRC Finalist William Sharples to Give Architecture Lecture March 31
William Sharples, the principal of SHoP, one of the three firms recently chosen as finalists in the competition to design the future National Veterans Resource Complex at the University, will give a lecture Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. in Slocum Hall Auditorium.
Since 1996, SHoP has modeled a new way forward with its unconventional approach to design. At the heart of the firm’s method is a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice, coupled with the courage to expand, where necessary, beyond the architect’s traditional roles.
Founding partner Sharples has been at the center of this collaborative practice for 20 years, leading educational projects and technology initiatives across the studio. Sharples has served as lead partner on many of SHoP’s most prominent projects, including the Botswana Innovation Hub, Google Headquarters Offices, the New Academic Building at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the award-winning Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn. Beyond the studio, Sharples is a powerful advocate for the role of contemporary technologies as tools to promote humanist values through design.
The lectures by Sharples and the other finalists, Craig Dykers of Snøhetta and David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, will be videotaped and posted online at the School of Architecture website at http://soa.syr.edu/lectures, the Syracuse Architecture YouTube channel and also on the National Veterans Resource Complex website at http://NVRC.syr.edu.