Adjunct Professor


Roger Sherman is Director of Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design, and coordinator of the 413 core studio at UCLA, dealing with the urban landscape. He is also Co-Director, with Professor Dana Cuff, of cityLAB, a think tank of contemporary urban design and research. Sherman’s work has been featured in Newsweek, and on CNN International, the History Channel and the BBC, and exhibited at the 2010 Venice Biennale, the 2009 Rotterdam Biennale, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. His work and writing has appeared in numerous other publications, most recently Formerly Urban (New City Books, 2013), The Infrastructural City (Actar, 2010) and The Infrastructural Monument (MIT Press, forthcoming). Sherman has received numerous design awards, including from Architecture magazine’s Home of the Year in 2996) for the 3-in-1 House in Santa Monica; AIA awards for Railyard Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Gateway Park in Toledo, Ohio; and a P/A Award in 2002 for Repark (Freshkills Landfill End Use Plan) on Staten Island in New York. He is currently at work on the repurposing of a 1,500-car parking structure in downtown Los Angeles; a new 4,500-car parking structure and recreation complex, Ronkonkoma Parks-and-Rides, in eastern Long Island; and HypoPark, a pilto project for a high-density urban open/recreation space.

Prof. Sherman is the author and editor of several books, including Re American Dream: Six Housing Prototypes for Los Angeles (Princeton Architectural Press, 1995); L.A. Under the Influence: The Hidden Logic of Urban Property (University of Minnesota Press, 2011); and most recently, with Prof. Cuff, Fast Forward Urbanism: Rethinking Architecture’s Engagement with the City (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). A graduate with Distinction from the Harvard Design School,
Sherman is a recipient of the SOM and Wheelwright traveling
fellowships. He has lectured widely, including at the Museum of
Modern Art (NY), Zocalo Public Square, Harvard and Princeton universities, amongst others.




M.A., Harvard University- GSD
B.A., University of Pennsylvania


Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design


2009 LARC Award, “Target: Thinking Out of the Big Box”

2008 First Merit Award, Chia Mesa, Flip-a-Strip Competition

2008 “Star of Design” (Urban Design), Pacific Design Center/WestWeek

2007 AIA Los Angeles, NextLA Award, Railyard Park, Santa Fe,

2007 AIA Los Angeles, NextLA Award, Gateway Park, Toledo,

2006 Home of the Year Award, 3-in-1 House, Architect Magazine

2006 Canadian Center for Architecture, Finalist, James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City

2004 AIA Los Angeles Design Award, (3 - in - 1 House)

2003 P/A Honor Award, RePark: Freshkills Landfill End Use Plan

2003 American Society of Landscape ArchitectsHonor Award,
RePark: Freshkills Landfill End Use Plan

2002 AIA Los Angeles, NextLA Award, RePark: Freshkills Landfill End Use Plan

Built Work:
2003 3-in-1 House, Santa Monica, CA, 2003

2005 Second Place, Toledo Gateway Park Design competition

2002 Second Place, Railyard Park Design Competition

2001 Second Place, Freshkills LandFill to Landscape Design Competition