Sven Shockey

Specialist

"Architecture really is a multi-headed beast...I like that each project has untapped potential."

"Architecture really is a multi-headed beast," states Sven, and he means that in a good way. "It's why I went into the field. I like that each project has untapped potential. But I did not anticipate that I would be working on so many different types and scales of projects, which I really enjoy." As senior designer in the Washington, DC Workplace Studio, Sven has contributed to a variety of mixed-use, commercial and institutional projects from DC to India. Perhaps endless untapped potential is what draws Sven to music, too. He plays and listens to music as a creative outlet and, if not for architecture, would have pursued a career in sound design. He even has a desire to master the oud, an obscure pear-shaped stringed instrument with origins in the Mideast and North Africa. Other cultures clearly pique his interest: If he could go anywhere in the world, "I would take a private train across China with my family, with tours, hiking, and feasting along the way."

Specialty
Architectural Design, Board of Directors, Design Leader, Firm Leader

Professional Credentials
American Institute of Architects (AIA), LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

Contact
E Sven.Shockey@smithgroupjjr.com
P 202.974.5188
LinkedIn profile