Lola Sheppard is an architect based in Toronto. She received her B.Arch from McGill University and her M.Arch from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture in Canada. She is a founding partner of Lateral Office (2003) with Mason White, a firm dedicated to the productive overlap of architecture, landscape, infrastructure and urbanism. She is also a co-director of InfraNet Lab (2008), a research laboratory dedicated to probing the spatial by-products of contemporary resource logistics. Lateral Office and InfraNet Lab were awarded Pamphlet Architecture 30, published by Princeton Architectural Press (2011). Lateral was awarded the Emerging Voices Award (2011) and the Young Architects Forum (2005) from the Architectural League of New York and the Canadian Prix de Rome (2010).