Roger Sherman founded Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design (RSAUD) in 1989. He has personally been the recipient of many honors and awards, including being a finalist for the Ventulette Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Tech in 2004; presenting a paper at the “Pragmatism” Conference at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2000; being a Wheelwright Fellow at Harvard in 1995; and a Skidmore Owings and Merrill Traveling Fellow in 1984. In 1987, he and Edmund Chang earned the commission for the West Hollywood Civic Center by virtue of having won an international design competition from a field of over 300 entrants.
Mr. Sherman currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Westside Urban Forum (WUF), and on the Advisory Board of Livable Places, a non-profit developer of affordable housing. He has also served on the City of West Hollywood’s Cultural Heritage Advisory Board, and as a Partner of the Weingart Center Association, a homeless organization. Sherman is an Adjunct Associate Professor at UCLA’s Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design, and was formerly Director of the FreshURBS postgraduate program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). He was a Visiting Studio Professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2001, and has both lectured and served as a visiting critic at a wide range of academic institutions, including Yale, Rice, Princeton, Michigan, Arizona State, and CCAC.
Roger edited and was a contributor to “RE American Dream: Six Housing Prototypes for Los Angeles (Princeton Architectural Press, 1995), and recently completed work on “Under the Influence: “Negotiating the Complex Logic of Urban Property”, forthcoming from the Univ. of Minnesota Press. His work and writing are widely published, including Los Angeles Magazine, L.A. Architect, G/A, Log, Places, Praxis, and several issues of Lotus, among other journals.
Upon graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Sherman went on to attend Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where he received his M. Arch with Distinction, and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal as the top-ranked student in his class. Upon graduation, he worked for Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York City for 2 years. He is licensed in both California and New York, since 1989.