Anna Shakun

Anna Shakun, AIA, LEED AP

After studying and practicing architecture in her native Moscow, Russia, Anna came to the United States to earn a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining Centerbrook in 2012, she worked for firms in Chicago and Newport Beach, California.

Anna’s design experience encompasses a wide range of local and international projects from urban planning and mixed-use developments to resort hospitality, retail, educational and residential buildings.

“I love the opportunity to participate in the diverse and collaborative atmosphere at Centerbrook,” she says. “I appreciate that every project here is unique, shaped by the undeniable commitment to creativity and reach individual qualities of design team members.”

With her passion for design and attention to detail, Anna has contributed to an array of projects at Centerbrook, including a new residence hall at Sacred Heart University, the Quinnipiac University School of Law, the Lancaster Country Day School Physical Education Athletic complex, a daycare center at PepsiCo, and the Keystone Academy in Beijing, China.

Anna’s lifelong interest in art and history and her international roots have given her a distinct vantage point to view American architecture and culture: “I am impressed at how much and how well Americans value and have preserved their historic environment. At the same time I applaud the genius and daring of American Modernists of the 20th century and stay fascinated witnessing the human rights movement and environmental awareness shaping the future of the American landscape.”

Anna’s goal is to preserve the architectural practice as a form of art.

“For me, architecture is not about the object, it is about the human experience, the story that buildings tell and how they influence the environment and the people.”

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