Spotlight: Sharon Hetrick
Sharon is a Project Lead with over 29 years of experience in the architectural field. She has worked on a wide range of projects including adaptive reuse of historic buildings, higher education classroom buildings, judicial courtrooms and chambers, office buildings, libraries, and prisons. Sharon enjoys working with each new client to learn what makes their building project individual and unique. She finds fleshing out the design goals and vision for a project alongside the client to be super rewarding. For many clients, a building project is a rare opportunity to address the needs of their organization and perhaps rectify the deficiencies in their current operations. Sharon feels very fortunate to play a part in their transformation.
Sharon spends time outside of work with her two daughters and with her husband, Andy. Visiting their cabin on Little Pine Creek is a favorite way to recharge. While she loves to hike and observe nature, Sharon can share more than one black bear encounter story if you ask her! She also loves, when possible, to hike while on vacation as she did this year on a trip to Switzerland where cows are typically the only animal to make a surprise appearance on a trail.
A common request of commercial architectural designers is to help a friend or relative with their house design. Sharon has helped design homes and additions for several friends and family members and truly enjoys dabbling in residential design and construction. As with commercial buildings, designing a new home happens so rarely for most people that she finds it very rewarding to help people fulfill their dreams. It’s also a surefire way to get invited over for drinks!
Sharon and her husband are committed to supporting the Arts Community through the Cultural Enrichment Fund, and giving back to the community by supporting the Nativity School which aims to break the cycle of poverty for inner-city youth through education. Sharon worked on the winning team for the woman of the year campaign helping to raise $158,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And she is a member of the South Central PA Chapter of The National Association of Women in Construction.