Lola Sheppard

Lola Sheppard B.Arch, M.Arch, OAA, OAQ/ Lateral Office

She is a founding partner, with Mason White, of Lateral Office, a Toronto based practice, and she is Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo.

 Lateral Office is an architecture practice that operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. The studio describes its practice process as a commitment to design as a research vehicle to pose and respond to complex, urgent questions in the built environment, engaging in the wider context and climate of a project– social, ecological, or political. Lateral Office is particularly interested in contemporary vernaculars and the role of spatial practices in the era of globalization. Sheppard and White’s work has been exhibited extensively and they have lectured across the USA, Canada and Europe. They have won numerous National and international design awards.