Dr. Sharon Wright
Sharon has particular expertise in school design, including linking pedagogy and space, developing the educational vision and creating effective briefing documents, engaging stakeholders in the design process, and evaluating school buildings.
Sharon is one of the-learning-crowd’s busiest consultants working throughout the UK and on international projects, working with contractors, architects, local authorities and governments.
Previously, Sharon worked on education and employment policy in central government for 12 years and was a Fellow in Organisational Development with OPM, before becoming Managing Director of the not-for-profit company, School Works. She founded Creative Wit in 2002 and since then has worked with public and private sector organisations to engage school communities and create environments that meet their aspirations and needs.
Sharon is a Doctor in Education from King’s College London where her research focused on the history of community schooling and lessons for current policy makers. She is on the Advisory Board of an Ofsted Outstanding Independent School, a Fellow of the British American Project and the RSA, and member of the RIBA Validation Panel.
Sharon is the co-editor of 'Future Schools - Innovative Design for Existing and New Buildings' published by RIBA in 2015. Her new book 'Urban Schools - designing for high density' written with Helen Taylor, Director of Practice Scott Brownrigg architects) was published by RIBA at the start of 2020. It has now been shortlisted for the AJ100 Collaboration of the Year Award.
Sharon is a regular speaker on latest trends in learning environments throughout the UK and internationally.