Sharon Portnoy AIA is a licensed architect with deep, hands-on knowledge of the architectural profession. Having practiced architecture for 20 years, she has  lived and worked in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, building the networks that are a critical  element in executive search. A Yale graduate with degrees in English (B.A.) and Architecture (M.Arch.),  she has  the knowledge base to support her interactions with clients and candidates, and the communication skills to promote true understanding and dialogue between them.

Sharon closely follows developments in the field, from technical advancements to material science to practice trends. She continues to build her knowledge base by attending conferences, conventions, symposia, and of course, continually listening to and learning from  clients and candidates. She is discerning not  only onissues of design, but is also highly attuned to team and interpersonal dynamics and is an avid student of workplace trends within  the architectural profession and in other fields. She is also involved in AIA SF’s Equity x Design Committee and a contributor to the “Missing 32%  Project” blog.

Licensed in California and New York, Sharon continues to educate herself on developments in the field, from technical advancements to material science to practice trends. She continues to build her knowledge base by attending conferences, symposia, and of course, continually listening to and learning from clients and candidates, and engaging with them in meaningful ways. She is also actively involved in AIA SF’s Equity x Design Committee and a contributor to the “Missing 32% Project” blog.