New York, NY
SHoP Architects is an architectural firm based in Lower Manhattan. The firm was founded in 1996 by five partners: Christopher Sharples (born 1963), Coren Sharples (born 1965), William Sharples (born 1963)], Kimberly Holden (born 1966) and Gregg Pasquarelli (born 1965). Their educational and professional experience encompasses architecture, fine arts, structural engineering, finance, and business management. The firm's name is derived from the first initials of its partners (Sharples, Holden, and Pasquarelli).
The firm works on a variety of project types, from multi-story housing to academic and commercial buildings to master plans, and currently has multiple projects underway around the world.
SHoP has won numerous awards, including the 2009 National Design Award for Architecture Design by Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The firm's work has been published and exhibited internationally, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.