Shaan Hassan is an architectural designer in his fifth year of practice. A native of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, he earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the NC State University College of Design. There he was nominated for the Shawcroft Prize, an annual award that recognizes students with hand-drawing ability and reinforces its value in daily practice.
At Szostak Design, Shaan has worked on the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center and the NC State Reedy Creek Equine Farm Therio as well as residential and commercial renovation projects. Before joining Szostak Design in 2016, Shaan worked for Carrboro architect Jim Spencer where he designed commercial, restaurant and brewery spaces across North Carolina.
Outside the office he can be found volunteering on site with the Durham chapter of Habitat for Humanity. He deeply values this hands-on construction experience and the process of creating as part of a team.