Matthews, Sharon Carter

Sharon Carter Matthews

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  • Yale University, 1981-84
  • Columbia University, 1979-81
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, 1961-66

Years of practice


Professional organizations

  • Licensed in 1988
  • Joined AIA in 1990

Awards, honors and press

  • Women in Design Award of Excellence (2002)


Atlanta, Boston, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Haven, Northfield, Vermont, commercial, first woman, institutional, residential


Georgia Institute of Technology, 1961-1966 (2 years electrical engineering, 3 years architecture)
Columbia University, B.A. 1981 (History of Art and Architecture)
Yale University, M.Arch. 1984

Division Head, Department of Architecture and Art, Norwich University, 1995-1999

Department Head, Department of Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 1999-2001

Executive Director (first woman to head the organization staff), National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), 2001-2007

Secretariat (as consultant to the NAAB), Canberra Accord, 2008-2010

Director of Global Initiatives, Boston Architectural College, 2010-present

Special Assistant to the President, Boston Architectural College, 2011-present

Press and Awards

Women in Design Award of Excellence (2002)