Shenton Architects is a design focused New York based practice with experience in residential, commercial and institutional projects of varied scales. The partnership is led by Carl Shenton, RIBA and Emily Shenton, AIA LEED.

The common theme that ties our projects together is the search for unique modern solutions, tailored to each client’s specific requirements and interests.     

The inspiration and guiding concepts for each design are formulated from specific contextual elements, both physical and philosophical in nature. 

If there is a language developing through these projects, it is not stylistic or fashion driven, but the result of applying similar values to each new design. No matter how large or small the project, the results should always be bold yet harmonious, and must inspire those who are to inhabit or occupy the spaces.

Throughout the design process of every project, we are focused on refining details to ensure that concepts can be translated efficiently into reality through construction. We therefore seek practical design solutions that will endure the test of time in years to come. 

Carl Shenton has over 22 years of architectural experience, including 17 years in New York. He is involved in all aspects of the practice, with a focus on design and project management.

Prior to establishing Shenton Architects, Carl was a Senior Associate at 1100 Architect for three years, and at Richard Meier & Partners for nine years. During this period he also undertook a series of residential projects for private clients in and around the city.

Before moving to New York, Carl worked with Grimshaw in London as a Project Architect, where he gained significant experience designing large-scale, new build projects. Carl started his professional career working for Arsene-Henry & Triaud Architectes in Bordeaux, France.

Carl was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Architecture with Distinction from Oxford Brookes University in 1997 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from De Montfort University Leicester in 1993. He is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom and a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).