Lionel Scharly

Lionel Scharly

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Scharly is a Designer/Architect living & working in New York City.
He has an Advanced Master 'with honors' in Computational Design & Architecture of Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and University of Pantheon/La Sorbonne - Paris IV. During 7 years in Paris he was a Lecturer and Professor of University .

Scharly engages his career in Design + Architecture, and built up Scharly Designer Studio in 2007.

Award-Winning in Design and Architecture for his innovations, he has developed and patented new technology to give birth to the first eco-friendly and bio-plastic materials 'C2C' for the rotocasting process to create a new design and aesthetic for this Green manufacturing & prototyping solutions.

He focus his Architectural projects for Urban Design, Commercials, Retails and Residentials projects as:
Dior, Estée Lauder, Vichy, L'Oreal, Veuve Clicquot, MOET & CHANDON, Mairie de Paris 'Parks & Recreations', Antibes-Juan les Pins 'BroadWalk', Quai d'Orsay - Ministry of French Foreign Affairs,  Built/NYC "NYCEDC"..

He expresses his creativity in computational design & architecture in Volumetric, Surfacic and Parametric design to give to his new projectsa new lifestyle and using LEED and BIM construction solutions. He also design Intelligent Street Furniture, and Wind-Turbine for the Smartcities.

His Furniture, Urban Design projects, and Architecture process get design-patents,  are worldwilde exhibited and awards-winning, he was exhibited on the French Pavillon at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghaï "Better City, Better life". He was featured in 'Nouvelles Richesses / French Pavillon' during the 15th Biennale of Architecture of Venice.

He is a member of the Le Lieu du Design & APCI in France & member of the Architectural League of New York, U.S.Green Building Council, and the American Institute of Architects "AIA New York Chapter - Design Excellence".



SCHARLY DESIGNER STUDIO, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, Senior Principal / Partner

SCHARLY DESIGNER STUDIO merges innovation & sustainability as a Design-Thinking.

The projects of Design + Architecture are studied in the studio in LEED and Cradle to Cradle orientations and certifications.

Operating in Brooklyn, the Studio's diverse portfolio in America & Europe, which features over several projects patented or pursuing Green Building certification in Design + Architecture, comprises commercial, offices, hospitality, residential, retail, academic, furniture, mixed-use projects and
Urban planning.

Through Prospective & Sociology we develop new concepts & new values ​​in our projects approach of innovation & sustainability and playing also a main role in our human-centered projects to participate to our clients's realm and development.

"We believe that in order to deal with today's challenges, Architecture must be involved into sustainable, resilient and human centered approches.
Each project is designed to resonate with its specific site and culture while addressing global themes such as reuse and sustainability.

In addition to creating transformative architecture, Scharly Designer Studio is dedicated to employing the tools, methods, and visionary capability of design to catalyze positive change through public engagement and advocacy.

The Studio remains highly engaged in and informed about the changing processes, technologies and standards of high-end design.
We have been on the forefront of important initiatives and are recognized leaders in the field, publishing influential articles and books, speaking widely on the topic and holding key positions in sustainablility organizations such as the USGBC, American Institute of Architects. The Architectural League of New York,.
Scharly Designer Studio, Inc is also a company member of the Urban Green Building Council."

Mar 2007 - current


Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Paris, FR, Masters, Masters, arts and humanities

Design + Architecture, Project Management, Computational Design

Oct 2000 - Jun 2001

École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FR, Masters, Design + Architecture

Post Graduate:
Advanced Master, High-Tech Design/Architecture + Hypermedia/Multimedia

Oct 1996 - Dec 2000

Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Strasbourg, FR, BArch, Design + Architecture

Design + Architecture

Oct 1993 - Jun 1996



- Certificate of Excellence in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category
Design #36684


Observeur design, Award

Design Award


Audi Talents Awards, Nomination

Design Nominee


Observeur design, Award

Design Award


Prix Hubert Curien, 1st Place

Design Award


Areas of Specialization