MArch, Princeton University
BA, Wesleyan University
Sharon Haar is an architect and scholar who teaches studios and courses in urbanism, globalization, and housing. Her publications include The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago (Minnesota Press, 2011), Schools for Cities: Urban Strategies (NEA/Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), and the Web-site "Urban Archaeology Chicago: The Hull-House Settlement and the University of Illinois at Chicago." She has published articles and book reviews in journals including Practices, the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Architect's Newspaper, and Architectural Design and has published chapters in books including Not At Home (Thames & Hudson, 1996), Embodied Utopias (Routledge, 2002), Shanghai Transforming (Actar, 2008) and On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites (Springer, 2011). She has presented her research in conferences and lectures across the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Haar is the recipient of numerous grants from institutions including The Graham Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Fannie Mae Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts and American Architecture Foundation. She has organized conferences on contemporary architectural education, housing, and schools and urban development. She is the former Reviews Editor for the Journal of Architectural Education.
Haar's current research investigates the role of entrepreneurship, design innovation, and global networking in the transformation of architectural practices devoted to social activism and humanitarian relief.