We are located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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Somewhere Studio, LLC is an award-winning architecture practice led by Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless. The studio works on commissioned projects at a range of scales including exhibitions, interiors, public space design, residential and commercial buildings.

Each design stems from an attentive investigation of tectonic and typological details that strive to instill the material practice of architecture with a greater cultural and ecological relevance. We enjoy pattern, color, and optical effects as opportunities to explore the relationships between material assemblies and their perception as layered spatial devices. We often work with unexpected applications of commonplace details (dovetail joints, bolted angle iron, tab and slot sheet construction, wood fencing pickets, lap siding, gingham fabrics) to provide the foundation for a conversation between architects and stakeholders, and ultimately seek to engage the greater community through the thoughtful application of our disciplinary expertise.

The studio has worked in close collaboration with public and private clients including arts and community organizations such as Figment NYC, Landmark Columbus FoundationCrystal Bridges Museum of American ArtAthens Cultural Affairs Commission, Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation and the St. Louis Story Stitchers, as well as commercial clients such as Centre Living Homes and The Nicolett restaurant.

The studio’s work has received national and international recognition with awards from the American Institute of Architects, Interior Design Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architizer, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Interior Design Educators’ Council. The work has been published in The New York Times, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record, Archinect, Arquine, Archdaily, among others. Jessica and Charles were 2021 MacDowell Fellows and 2022-23 Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellows.

The studio is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas where Jessica and Charles also serve on the faculty at the University of Arkansas. Somewhere Studio, LLC is a full service architecture and design practice.

Charles Sharpless, AIA is a licensed architect and Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Charles received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University where he was awarded the Rosemary Watkin Barrick Traveling Fellowship and the M.N. Davidson Fellowship. Prior to forming Somewhere Studio, he practiced at Michael Maltzan Architecture, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and Machado Silvetti.

Jessica Colangelo is a designer and Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Jessica received a Master of Architecture from Princeton University where she was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University where she received the AIA School Medal. Prior to forming Somewhere Studio, she practiced at Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, Office dA and Carlos Jiménez Studio.

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