GRADUATE, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC) SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENT, ARCHITECTS/DESIGNERS/PLANNERS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (ADPSR)
PAST PRESIDENT, TAU SIGMA DELTA, USC CHAPTER NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL HONORARY
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS INSTITUTE AWARD (ADPSR) • “100 X 100”, LOS ANGELES’ BEST ARCHITECTS
GENERAL ELECTRIC EDISON NATIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN AWARD
CERTIFICATION, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION BOARDS
Garth Sheriff, AIA, NCARB is the founder and principal of Sheriff Architecture Studio, the renowned Los Angeles design firm which has provided over 800 designs to a wide ranging national clientele over it’s 34-year history. Throughout his architectural career, Mr. Sheriff has provided innovative design concepts that have influenced design trends in residential, retail, and commercial arenas.
His well-respected Design for Success retail strategy has attracted such clients as Cartier Jewelers and IBM Product Centers; restaurants such as The Breadwinner, Jodi Maroni’s and The Iron Chef Live; and numerous other corporations such as Fidelity Equities, Wyatt Corporation, SBS, and The McDonald Group.
His trademarked Resort Suite Home residential design technique has been the subject of numerous articles and TV programs, and of a forthcoming book.
Mr. Sheriff’s residential designs grace the homes of prominent clients such as actor Ricardo Montalban; entertainment executives Steve Tello (Fox Sports News), Arthur Bilger (New World Pictures), and Stacy Hashimoto (Triage Entertainment); screenwriters Peter Greenberg (The Travel Detective), Danny Smith (Family Guy) and Terry Swann (Showtime); producers Gil Adler and Larry Strichman (Hallmark Hall of Fame); and corporate giants such as Blockbuster co-founder Donald Flynn. On some commissions, Garth has collaborated with designer Ricardo Legorreta, the world famous Mexican architect.
Designs from Garth Sheriff Architect and its predecessor firm Allen & Sheriff have been published in over 30 publications including Newsweek, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Architectural Record, Global Architecture, Architecture and countless others. His work is featured as well in the 1999 book Management for the Small Design Firm by James Morgan, and the 2007 portfolio book Garth Sheriff Architect. Mr. Sheriff and projects designed by him have been featured on numerous television programs from HGTV, Bravo and the Fine Living Channel to The Today Show.
The project designs of Garth Sheriff Architect can best be summed up as providing compelling, contemporary designs of wide-ranging styles, all existing to provide spiritually uplifting spaces in the context of supremely functional layouts.
Garth Sheriff is also prominent in both the non-profit and the entertainment communities through a variety of other endeavors.
He is the past National President of Architect/Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility, a 4,000 member national society that tackles cutting edge social issues like Sustainable Building and Housing for the Homeless. His organization won the 1993 American Institute of Architects National Institute Award, and it has worked with countless public and private concerns to improve the quality of development in the US, including the United States Congress and the White House.
MEDIA AND THE ARTS:
In the entertainment community, Garth is known for his commitment to documentary film-making that explores the built environment. He was a consultant and principal on-film talent on “Hybrid City”, the highest rated BBC documentary of 1992, and has worked with Cronkite Productions on a Documentary Series for PBS entitled “A House Divided: The Future of the City”.
He also curates the Architectural Exhibition Series and architectural tours through Arts Manhattan, a non-profit arts support group, where he also serves on its Board of Directors.
Mr. Sheriff long served on the Board of Directors of Show Coalition, a large non-profit Hollywood organization promoting better understanding between the entertainment and government sectors, where he has among other activities organized the National “Youth at the Crossroads” Conference at Paramount Studios, exploring children’s access to information age learning.
EDUCATION AND TEACHING:
Mr. Sheriff is an Honors graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture, where he studied under the environmental pioneer Ralph Knowles and Case Study House guru Pierre Koenig, and where he served as President of the Lambda Chapter of Tau Sigma Delta, the national architectural honorary society.
He also attended the USC Marshall Graduate School of Business, during which time he served the inner city of Los Angeles as a Fellow at The Watts Urban Workshop and original designer for the Watts Summer Festival.
Garth taught design principals for 3 years in the City Building Education Program funded by the National Endowment For the Humanities.
Garth is married to his beloved wife Lauren Anne Perreault and resides in South Bay region of Los Angeles, California, where he enjoys most the growth and explorations of Lauren and their two 19-year old daughters, all of whom are smarter and prettier than he.