Sameer Kumar, AIA, LEED® AP, is the Director of Enclosure Design at SHoP. He has degrees in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and CEPT, Ahmedabad, India. At SHoP, Sameer has been involved as a mentor and expert in every facade enclosure project in the office, offering his experienced guidance in design, approvals, and materiality. He has led facade direction on many of SHoP’s most high-profile projects including 111 West 57th Street, South Street Seaport, and Domino Sugar Refinery Development. Prior to joining SHoP, Sameer’s work experience focused on complex tower and cultural institution design with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Heintges and Associates. He teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.