Professor Haar has taught at Parsons School of Design in New York and at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was professor of architecture and the Associate Dean for Research at the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. She received her Bachelor of Art from Wesleyan University and her Master of Architecture from Princeton University.
Her current research investigates the role of entrepreneurship, design innovation, and global networking in the transformation of architectural practices devoted to social activism and humanitarian relief. Professor Haar’s publications include: The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago and Schools for Cities: Urban Strategies. Her articles and book reviews appear in journals including the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians,Architect’s Newspaper, and Architectural Design. Her recent book chapters appear in: the Urban Ecologies Reader, Embodied Utopias, Shanghai Transforming and On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites.
Haar, Sharon. “Forward.” Remaking the American College Campus, edited by Jonathan Silverman and Meghan M. Sweeney, McFarland, pp. 1-3.
2013 Haar, Sharon. “Campus and City: An Evolving Boundary.” MAS Context, vol. 17, 2013, pp. 150-161.
2013 Haar, Sharon and Victoria Marshall. “Mega Urban Ecologies.” Urban Design Ecologies Reader, edited by Brian McGrath, Wiley & Sons, 2013, pp. 146-161.
2012 Haar, Sharon “Heritage and Sustainability in Shunde (China).” On Location: Heritage Cities and Sites, edited by Dianne F. Ruggles, Springer, 2012, pp. 223-238.
2010 Haar, Sharon, Brian McGrath, Banasopit Mekvichai, and Kelly Shannon, editors. Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning, vol. 6, 2010. Relaunch of the Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University as a peer reviewed, international journal.