Nina Sharp, Ph.D., LEED GA, WELL AP is an architect, lighting designer, researcher, and educator. She received her Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining ASU, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Sharp conducts research across multiple dimensions of sustainability with a focus on the dynamic interactions between smart buildings and humans. Her multidisciplinary research tends to transform the design strategies of interior architecture through integration of emerging smart technologies with environmental considerations and human needs.
She has authored several papers that have been published and presented in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences. As an architect and lighting designer, she has been involved in many national and international projects, encompassing architecture, sustainable design, and lighting design and collaborated with industry-leading design firms such as HOK, Wight & Co., LJC, and Clayco. She is also a member of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.Arch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shishegar, N., Boubekri, M., and Rogers, W. (2021). Assessment of Lighting in Older Adults’ Living Environments and Its Relationship with Sleep and Mood, Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 52 Conference, Detroit, MI., May 19 – 23, 2021.
Shishegar, N., Boubekri, M., Rogers, W., and Stine-Morrow, E. (2020). Therapeutic Lighting Design to Decrease Depression in Older Adults, 2020 ACSA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA., March 12-14, 2020.
Shishegar, N., & Boubekri, M. (2019). Tuning Environmental Lighting to Improve Sleep Quality and Cognitive Performance in Older Adults. Innovation in Aging, 3(Supplement_1). https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igz038.2443
Shishegar, N., & Boubekri, M. (2017). Quantifying electrical energy savings in offices through installing daylight responsive control systems in hot climates. Energy and Buildings, 153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.07.078