Shawn Watts earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was awarded the Architecture Award for Excellence in Design, as well as a traveling fellowship to Rome. He earned his Master’s degree at Yale University, where he received The Drawing Prize. At Yale, Shawn was awarded the Takenaka Internship, affording him the opportunity to work in a leading architecture and construction company in Osaka, Japan. Upon graduation, Shawn joined Leroy Street Studio in 1997 as project architect with responsibility over many large-scale residential projects. In 2005 Shawn was made a partner in Leroy Street Studio.