Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA is a public scholar who promotes inclusivity in the cultural makeup of the city-making professions and in the populations they serve. She also advocates for participatory planning and design processes in disenfranchised communities. She has served on the faculties of the Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington.
She spoke at the University of Washington campus in Seattle on March 7, 2018. Her lecture was titled "When Ivory Towers Were Black: Lesson in Diversifying the City-Making Professions." It was part of the Department of Architecture Winter 2018 lecture series and was co-sponsored by the College of Built Environments.