Left, Sharisse on vacation with husband, Garrett
Right, Sharisse’s favorite HKS project, Lynchburg General Hospital
Meet Sharisse Williams, AIA, LEED AP
Medical Planner/Health Care Business Development Director
Hometown: Billings, Montana
University: Montana State University
HKS Office: Salt Lake City
Why did you choose architecture as your profession?
My story goes way back. In fifth grade, my father gave me his drafting set from his college days. I combed through my mother’s HOME Magazines and picked out my favorite house designs. I sketched floor plans and elevations, designing houses for anyone who would let me.
What does architecture mean to you?
For me, the pure excitement of architecture comes from the realization of a building meeting and exceeding the expectations and requirements of the end users. The practice of meaningful architecture is both a responsibility and a privilege, especially in healthcare architecture.
What’s your favorite memory from studio?
I loved studio – mostly because it was a second home. On weekend nights, when we were trapped in Cheever Hall, our friends would come for a visit, tormenting us with their freedom. They were amazed at our dedication.
What’s your favorite building?
Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University by Steven Holl
And, your favorite architectural style?
What has been your favorite project at HKS so far?
My favorite project was my first project, Lynchburg General Hospital. Excellent team, excellent learning experience, excellent client.
Now for some random questions!
Favorite vacation spot?
Favorite non-architecture activity?
Favorite band, movie or song?
Dave Matthews Band
How about a random fact?
I still drive my first car – which I bought a year after starting at HKS!