Accolades

Highly respected among her clients and peers, Sharlene's passion for design excellence and performance can be seen and felt in all of her projects.  Her work has been featured in prominent publications and has been recognized for multiple architecture and interior design awards both nationally and locally.


Notable Honors & Awards

  • 2015 AIA Illinois Honor Awards, Frank Lloyd Wright Honor Award for New Construction, Bronze Award
  • 2015 USGBC Illinois Chapter Emerald Award, Green Building Innovation Award
  • 2014 National AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Design Excellence Award
  • 2013 AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award Honor Award
  • 2008 AIA Illinois Honor Awards, Crombie Taylor Award
  • 2007 Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, Adaptive
  • 2007 Richard Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award
  • 2007 City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor, Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence – Exterior Restoration
  • 2001 AIA Chicago, Young Architect Award
  • 2000 Building Owners & Managers Association, TOBY award Chicago & Illinois Chapters, 
  • 1997 AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Award Citation of Merit
  • 1996 AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Award Citation of Merit

    Select Publications, Lectures, Other Recognitions


    UChicago Child Development Center–Stony Island

    • 2015 USGBC BUILDING Chicago / Greening the Heartland Education Program
    • 2015 NAEYC Annual Conference, Education Program: “A natural place to begin lifelong learning: How to create inspiring spaces for young children”
    • 2015 gb&d, “Child’s Play – An urban daycare draws inspiration from the natural world” by Margaret Poe
    • 2014 Society for College and University Planning’s 49th Annual International Conference Education Program
    • 2014 AIA National Convention, Education Program: “Think Small on Big Campus: Meeting the Needs of Faculty, Staff and Students”
    • 2014 Architect Magazine
    • Various   Chicago Architecture Foundation, Open House Chicago
    • 2014 USGBC Building Chicago /Greening the Heartland Conference, “Mediating Learning with Big Nature at a UChicago Daycare”
    • 2013 LEED Gold Certified 

    Lake Shore Drive Residence

    • 2014 Modern Luxury Interiors, Chicago, “Inside Wheeler Kearns’ Latest in Lakeview” by Diana Bitting
    • 2013 Luxe Magazine, Chicago Edition, “Familiar Ground” by Lisa Skolnik
    • 2013 Design Bureau, “In the Details, A Lakefront Life” by Lesley Stanley
    • 2012 Architectural Record, Featured Houses “Machines in the Garden” by Laura Mirviss
    • 2011 Chicago Green Homes

    Studio V, Adaptive Reuse of Krause Music Store

    • 2011 Crain’s “2011 Coolest Chicago Office: Studio V Design, Inc.”
    • 2007 Chicago Tribune, “Healing the Spirit of a Troubled Building” by Blair Kamin
    • 2008 Architectural Record, “Dialogue in Time: Krause Music Store” by Joanne Gonchar, AIA

    Lincoln Park Residence

    • 2001 Photographs at “Building Images: Seventy Years of Photography at Hedrich Blessing”, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL
    • 1998 Drawings and Collages at “Jotting Down: A Contemporary Women’s Journal”, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH
    • 1999 Residential Architect, “Home Front” by Meghan Drueding
    • 1999 Chicago Magazine, “At Home” by Christine Newman

    Key Note Speaker

    • 2002 American Institute of Architecture Students Annual Forum, Key Note Speaker