Shari Saiman

Shari Saiman

Bala-Cynwyd, PA, US



Shari Saiman is a registered architect with over 15 years of experience in architectural design. A graduate of Columbia College and its School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, she worked extensively in residential, commercial, and institutional design prior to launching her own practice in 2013. She brings the sensibility of an artist to the rigor of strong design and construction, informed by Visual Arts studies at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design in New York.  Attention to detail characterizes all scales of her architectural work. 

A veteran of architectural firms Ballinger and Payette, Shari has worked for over a decade in science, medical and engineering design, implementing cutting-edge technologies in healthcare and educational settings.  She is an  EDAC-certified architect (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation), promoting a research and evidence-based approach to healthcare facility design.

Prior to this, Shari spent many years as a residential designer working under published architects Wayne Turett of Turett Collaborative Architects and David Mann of MR Architecture and Decor in New York City, and subsequently Prescott Muir in Salt Lake City.



Ballinger Architecture & Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architect

Project Architect for healthcare projects in the Greater Philadelphia and New York areas. Projects included work for health systems such as UPHS (University of Pennsylvania Health System), NYU Langone, Temple University, Lancaster General Hospital, and New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.

Jul 2007 - Mar 2013

Payette, Boston, MA, US, Designer

Architectural Designer for Science and Engineering buildings at the College of William and Mary and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Programming and Planning for the Center for Life Science, Harvard University/Longwood Medical Area

Nov 2004 - Jul 2006

Prescott Muir Architects, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect for residential and commercial projects in Utah, Nevada and Colorado.

Jul 2003 - Aug 2004


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Sep 2000 - May 2003

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 1995 - May 1999

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