Shawn Evans

Shawn Evans

Santa Fe, NM, US



Shawn Evans, AIA, is Principal at Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, a 20-person architecture, planning, and preservation firm with offices in Santa Fe, NM and Philadelphia, PA.  A graduate of Texas A&M University, Shawn received a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.  Shawn has over 20 years of experience and leads many of the firm’s preservation, cultural, and institutional projects, including master plans for Eastern State Penitentiary (PA), the Penn Museum (PA), Fort Apache (AZ), Cherokee Castle (CO), University of Pennsylvania, and Colorado College.  He has led complex preservation planning efforts for historic housing at Ohkay Owingeh, Pueblo de Cochiti, and Santo Domingo Pueblo, as well as numerous churches and historic sites.

A frequent speaker on heritage and museums, he has presented at many conferences including: SFAI140 (2015), NPCE (2015), Building Creative Communities NM (2015, 2014), NATHPO (2015), NAISA (2014), EarthUSA (2013), NM Rural Forum (2013), ATALM (2013), NJHT (2012), Colorado Saving Places (2012, 2011), MAAM (2011, 2008),  NMHPA (2010), AIA Philadelphia (2010, 2006, 2005), and AIA HRC (2007).

He has taught and lectured at Temple University,the University of Pennsylvania, the University of New Mexico. A recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award in 2004, Shawn received the James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship in 2011, through which he broadened his collaboration with the Pueblo tribes of the Southwest. 



Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, Santa Fe, NM, US, Principal

Jun 1995 - current

PGAL Architects, Dallas, TX, US, Intern

Jun 1993 - Aug 1994

Benson Hlavaty, Dallas, TX, US, Intern

Jun 1990 - Aug 1990


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, MArch, GSFA

Aug 1993 - May 1995

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, Environmental Design

Aug 1989 - May 1993


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