Lola Sheppard is a Registered Architect and founding Partner at Lateral Office. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo and serves as Undergraduate Officer. She has taught at the University of Toronto, Ohio State University, and California College of the Arts. Sheppard is the recipient of the 2012 RAIC Young Architect Award. Sheppard previously worked in the offices of Jean Nouvel (Paris), Peter Rose (Cambridge), and Allies and Morrison (London) before forming Lateral Office with Mason White. Lateral Office is the recipient of a 2013 Progressive Architecture award and a 2011 Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York.