Sharif is a founding partner of Bureau for Architecture and Design. His practice was given the Chicago Architecture Club’s 2011 Burnham Prize and several awards for built and unbuilt projects from the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects. His essays and reviews have been published in journals and periodicals including: 306090, arq, Constructs, JAE, and Log. He currently serves on the editorial board of arq and on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, where he served as President between 2007 and 2009. Sharif’s undergraduate dissertation “On Venturi and Scott Brown” was awarded an RIBA Butterworth-Heinemann prize and was retained in its permanent collection in 1993. Sharif directs the A.UD Summer program including JumpStart and TeenArch Studio.
MS in Advanced Architectural Studies, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Post Graduate Diploma (with highest distinction), The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
B Sc (Hons.) Architecture, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
2013 American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Chapter Design Awards: Merit Award.
2011 Burnham Prize, Chicago Architectural Club competition: First Place (Bureau for Architecture and Design)
2008 Architecture Department Lecture Hall Competition finalist: RISD, Providence, RI (Sharif Guest Studio)
2004 American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Design Awards: Honor Award
2003 American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Chapter Design Awards: Citation, 2003 (Sharif Guest Studio)
2002 American Institute of Architects/Inland Chapter Design Awards: Honor Award
1999 Boston Society of Architects, Unbuilt Architecture Awards: Honorable Mention, (Sharif Guest Studio)
1999 Urban Design Ideas Competition for the Downtown Arts District, Los Angeles: First Place (Sharif Guest Studio)
1994 James B Johnston Diploma Year Prize, The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen
1993 RIBA Dissertation Prize