Chris Sharples

Founding Principal at SHoP Architects


Christopher Sharples is a founding principal of SHoP. He is an industry advocate for new practices in design, fabrication and assembly that advance sustainability and equity in the built environment. Christopher has led many definitive SHoP projects, including Barclays Arena, Essex Crossing in Manhattan, the recently completed Uber Headquarters in San Francisco, and several U.S. Embassies through the Design Excellence contract with the State Department's Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO). His priority in SHoP tech development and process innovation is to accelerate workflow and elevate opportunities for efficiency, resilience and collaboration across AEC industries. Christopher holds Bachelor of History and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Dickinson College, and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He has taught, lectured, exhibited, and been published frequently and internationally. Christopher is also co-founder with his brother William of Assembly OSM, a company focused on the creation of modular high-rise residential buildings utilizing advance manufacturing processes.