Sharon Hollingsworth, principal of Husk Interior Design, had the privilege to grow up near ocean & rainforest on the ancestral and unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən (lay-kwung-gen) and W̱SÁNEĆ (weh-saanich) peoples. Sharon is inherently grateful to these original peoples for their ongoing stewardship, wisdom and innate connection to land, air & water. Due to their centuries of care, this beautiful island evokes respect for the natural world.
This respect, along with an interest in science, was initially channeled into a career as a health care professional in pediatric microbiology. Later, Sharon earned a bachelor's degree in interior design, graduating with distinction from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. What began as a focus on lab design was soon altered by the emerging field of green building. The timing was right to blend the love of both nature & design with a background in healthcare and consideration for social responsibility.
Working for 10 years in architectural firms provided first-hand understanding of the integrated design process, mostly with Bunting Coady Architects and often on large commercial projects pursuing LEED certification. Sharon had ample opportunity to delve into green building from its onset as a registered interior designer NCIDQ 26707, legacy LEED AP and a WELL AP.
While founding Husk Interior Design, Sharon also began a career in post-secondary education and is currently faculty in the CIDA-accredited interior design program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, instructing on a part-time basis. The cross-pollination of practice and teaching fits with an approach of life-long learning.
Professional membership includes the Interior Designers Institute of BC, Interior Designers of Canada, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science and the Canadian Green Building Council.
Husk Interior Design Limited | Sharon Hollingsworth [she/her] | Principal & Registered Interior Designer
RID, IDIBC, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C