Lola Sheppard is a partner at Lateral Office, a firm dedicated to the productive overlap of architecture, landscape, infrastructure and urbanism. Lateral was awarded the Canadian Prix de Rome in 2010 and the Young Architects Forum in 2005. Lola is also a co-director of InfraNet Lab, a research laboratory dedicated to probing the spatial byproducts of contemporary resource logistics. Lateral Office and InfraNet Lab were recently selected for Pamphlet Architecture 30, to be published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010 and were finalist in the WPA 2.0 competition. She is editor of Twenty + Change, a biennale exhibition and catalogue of emerging designers in Canada. She has worked in the offices of Erick van Egeraat, Jean Nouvel and Allies and Morrison, and is currently Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo's School of Architecture.