Shannon Dowling


Shannon Dowling, AIA, LEEDAP, is an architect, analyst, and educator who focuses on creating research-driven and student-centered learning environments. She enjoys devising innovative strategies to address evolving educational learning populations and styles. Shannon serves as the learning environments strategist on architecture and planning projects at Ayers Saint Gross. 

In addition to her work at Ayers Saint Gross, Shannon was an adjunct professor in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2008-2019. She is a member of the Learning Spaces Collaboratory, a national think tank of architects, planners, and academics focused on studying best practices for learning spaces. Shannon has a Master of Architecture, Metropolitan Research + Design from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Shannon is an alumna of the SCUP Planning Institute. She lives in Richmond, VA, with her husband and three sons.

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