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 to support contractors, architects, local authorities, school groups 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. Since 2002 she has been working 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 a Fellow of the British American Project, a Fellow of the RSA, and a member of the RIBA Validation Panel. She is on the Advisory Board of a vocational dance school and is a Board Member of Bees United (The Brentford FC Supporters Trust).
Sharon is the co-editor of 'Future Schools - Innovative Design for Existing and New Buildings' published in 2015. Her seconds book, 'Urban Schools - designing for high density', was written with Helen Taylor, Director of Practice Scott Brownrigg architects) and won the AJ100 Collaboration of the Year Award 2020.
Sharon is a regular speaker on latest trends in learning environments throughout the UK and internationally.