October 03, 2013
Sharon Davis Design wins “Civic and Community” category at World Architecture Festival
September 24, 2013
Click here to read about Sharon Davis and her team’s experience building the Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza, Rwanda.
September 13, 2013
We are honored to have been a featured part of the “Afritecture” exhibit in Munich’s Architecture Museum of the University of Technology (TUM), which is part of the “Pinakothek of the Modern. The exhibition focuses on developments in contemporary architecture in the [...]
June 28, 2013
Sharon Davis Design is thrilled to announce that the Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda officially opened on June 28th, 2013.
June 26, 2013
The Huffington Post describes “The Blog” section as, ”Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost’s signature lineup of contributors” and Sharon is looking forward to sharing her experiences working as an architectural designer. Follow this link to view Sharon’s [...]
June 03, 2013
Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda to open on June 28th, 2013.
May 31, 2013
As depicted in these images, construction at the Doyle site is moving forward. The photo seen in the thumbnail on the previous page shows the exterior of the house where the bluestone slab staircase installation is almost complete. The interior [...]
January 08, 2013
Sharon Davis Design studio is proud to announce being featured in Metropolis Magazine’s January issue as architecture’s of 2013 Game Changer! To read the article please click here. Thank you, Metropolis!
September 01, 2012
In the September issue, PM Network Magazine takes a look at the Women’s Opportunity Center, and how challenges such as budget constraints, difficulty accessing materials, and language barriers have propelled project manager, Bruce Engel, and the Sharon Davis Design team to [...]
August 08, 2012
Sharon Davis Design is delighted to announce that our Doyle Residence project has been shortlisted by The World Architecture Festival! The project was entered under the Future Projects section within the House category. The World Architecture Festival is regarded as, [...]
August 08, 2012
We are pleased to announce that the Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda, a project commissioned by Women for Women International, was highlighted in the August edition of Architectural Record. Asad Syrkett writes, “…New York based Sharon Davis’s Women’s Opportunity Center [...]
June 08, 2012
The steel “C” channels that were needed to construct the undulating leaf-like roofs for the classrooms have just arrived from Kenya. They were standard steel beams that need to be “rolled” or bent into the curvilinear shape. All the othet [...]
June 08, 2012
Earthworks Magazine is a South African publication focused on sustainability within the built environment. The Women’s Opportunity Center was featured in the Lightswitch portion of their magazine, a double page spread that is dedicated to ideas and buildings that redefine [...]
May 31, 2012
On May 31, 2012 Sharon Davis Design was recognized for their work with Women for Women in building a Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda. The model of the design will be on exhibit until the end of June.
April 18, 2012
Sharon Davis Design is pleased to announce it has been Shortlisted for the World Architecture News Education Award for its Women’s Opportunity Center. Details can be found on the WAN website:
April 16, 2012
The concept for the Center was conceived by Women for Women International, a Washington, D.C.-based NGO, to serve as a dedicated center for vocational and life-skill training, micro-lending, counselling and other services intent on helping to educate and prepare Rwandan [...]
March 21, 2012
The Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza, Rwanda, will not be a place for victims, but for survivors. When the facility opens in 2013, it will train women who lived through Rwanda’s 1994 genocide to help rebuild their country, literally brick [...]
January 05, 2012
Karen Sherman, the Executive Director of Global Programs for Women For Women International, recently returned from visiting Rwanda and wrote an article about our work there, and we thought you might be interested in reading it. One of the areas [...]
December 15, 2011
The politics of architect-led humanitarian efforts are complex. Criticism regarding such work is often based in an alleged imposition of Western values upon an autonomous community. The “imposition of the architect” exists within the US, as well: in the years [...]
November 04, 2011
At the World Architectural Festival’s award ceremony on Friday, November 4, Sharon Davis Design was announced the 2nd place winner among all categories of Future Projects. The design firm competed against over 70 shortlisted projects to achieve this international distinction. [...]