Sharon E. Sutton, FAIA, is an activist architecture educator and scholar who promotes inclusivity in the cultural makeup of her profession and in the populations it serves. She has been a professional musician, fine artist, and practicing architect, and is now professor of architecture and urban design, adjunct professor of social work, and director of the Center for Environment Education and Design Studies at the University of Washington. Sutton is a registered architect, certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and was once a member of the musician’s union in New York City. She holds five academic degrees—in music, architecture, philosophy, and psychology.
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