Sharon Robinson Retires


Sharon C. Robinson, AIA, retired on Wednesday, December 31, 2019, after 28 years with Zervas Architects.  Sharon was responsible for valuable contributions to the design community in Bellingham and Northwest Washington including projects for the Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom Transportation Authority, Kulshan Community Land Trust, Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority, the City of Lynden, and the Blaine School District, among others.

Sharon served on numerous boards and committees during her career including the City of Bellingham’s Planning Commission, the Community Development Advisory Board, and Whatcom County North Rotary Club, Planned Parenthood, Mt. Baker Theatre and DVSAS. In 1999 she was a founding board member of the Kulshan Community Land Trust.

Sharon was a finalist for the Whatcom Women In Business Woman of the Year award in 2007.  In 2016 she received the American Institute of Architects NW Chapter Honor Award for the design of the Northwest Indian College Library, and in 2017 she was highlighted in an article in Bellingham Alive! magazine for her contribution to humanitarianism and sustainable design.  “The strong appreciation that people here have for the outdoors has motivated my interest in sustainable design. When you live in a beautiful place you want to contribute to keeping it that way,” said Robinson.

Sharon looks forward to engaging her passion for making art quilts, gardening and participating in dog sports with her dog, Chance.