Robert Sharp practices in his home town of Fayetteville, Arkansas. His design ethic is deeply rooted in the history, patterns, and construction methods of the region. Over the years, he has developed expertise in designing mixed-use buildings and he has deep experience in adaptive re-use and historic restoration. Robert Sharp also specializes in designing two and three story courtyard apartment buildings for TND and infill locations. In addition to his architectural practice, Robert has worked as a real estate developer and has a good understanding of the role that good design plays in maximizing the value of a real estate investment. Robert also serves as Director of Design for ERC Companies, a third generation real estate company that is dedicated to improving the experience of place.
Robert has served the community as a member of the numerous non-profit and philanthropic organizations such as the Historic District Commission, Downtown Architectural Standards Committee, Fayetteville Natural Heritage, and the Jefferson Center for Arts and Education. He is currently Chairman of Partners for Better Housing, a group dedicated to providing energy efficient, well designed, affordable houses in Fayetteville’s Walker Park Neighborhood. Robert has been active over the years in the CNU’s Sprawl Retrofit Initiative and is dedicated to the sequential process of converting poorly performing, worn out commercial strip centers into vibrant, healthy, and valuable neighborhoods.