Sharilyn Olson Rigdon is the founder and principal designer for designstudio ltd. A Portland native with over fifteen years experience in architecture and interior design of a broad range of project types and scales, Sharilyn founded designstudio ltd in January 2007. Prior to establishing her own company, Sharilyn worked for major design firms in Los Angeles and Portland. Most recently she was the studio director and senior designer for architröpolis where for six years she directed the design and execution of the firm’s most influential and successful projects, including W Hollywood Hotel & Residences in Los Angeles, Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino and Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa & Casino, both in Las Vegas. Her work while with architröpolis and other firms has produced projects that have won numerous design awards and have been recognized in both international and domestic publications.
Sharilyn received a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Design from Portland State University a Master of Architecture from UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Planning and has been a professor of design at Portland State University as well as a visiting critic and lecturer at both Portland State and University of Oregon Departments of Architecture.