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 and the Takenaka fellowship in Osaka, Japan. Upon graduation, Shawn joined Leroy Street Studio in 1997 as Project Architect with responsibility over several large-scale residential projects. In 2005 Shawn became a Partner at Leroy Street Studio.