Shelley Brock

Shelley Brock

San Francisco, CA, US



I am a licensed architect and LEED AP, in California bringing a diversity of experience and interests to my work. I am open to creating a partnership with the right person, whether fellow architect, developer or builder - or to working with the right firm at an intermediate to senior level.

I've served as a designer and project manager for large-scale affordable housing, market rate multi and single-family housing, restaurants, museums, schools, as well as urban design and public park projects. While living in Santa Fe, NM, I devoted a year to creating gallery-quality pieces from cast, glass fiber-reinforced cement, pigment and steel. I love both the design and the construction process and like getting my own hands on materials when there's time.

I completed my graduate degree in architecture in New York City at Columbia University and have subsequently lived and worked there, in Paris, France and in New Mexico and California, focusing on sustainable design and community-service projects. Current interests are: design for elderly communities and their social integration, as well as the history of Zen Buddhist practice places and monasteries. I would love to work on projects that engage these aspects but am happy to engage fully with any project that sincerely furthers sustainable goals. 

I'm proficient in Revit, Sketchup, Vectorworks, Autocad, the Adobe Creative Suite and am currently learning HTML, CSS and Javascript to satisfy an emerging passion for website design.

I also teach architecture studios part-time when my schedule allows and write on architectural subjects. 

I'm open to travel and may consider relocating to NYC, Britain, France or Germany for the right fit. 

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University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Adjunct Professor of Architecture

Aug 2009 - current

Berger Detmer Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Designer, Project Manager for Multi-family and Single-family housing

Jun 2000 - Nov 2003

Beverley Spears Architects, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Project Designer and Project Manager

Dec 1998 - Jun 2000

Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM, US, Senior Designer

Jun 1995 - Feb 1998

William McDonough + Partners, New York, NY, US, Project Designer and Job captain

Jan 1987 - Aug 1989


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master's of Architecture

Aug 1989 - May 1992

The New School, New York, NY, US, Architecture and Environmental Design

Intensive architecture and urban design studios, history and structures.

Aug 1986 - Jan 1987

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, US, Bachelors, Liberal Arts, History and Languages

Junior Year in Paris.

Aug 1982 - May 1986


Kinne Travel Fellowship, Scholarship

Awarded to two graduating Master's students from the Columbia University School of Architecture.


Columbia University Readership Award, Grant

Awarded to outstanding students completing the 2nd year to offset 3rd year tuition costs.


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