Shirly holds an M.Arch. from MIT and a BSc(Arch) from McGill. Prior to co-founding Haeccity Studio Architecture, Shirley worked at Peter Gluck & Partners (New York) and Henriquez Partners Architects (Vancouver). Her experience ranges from high-end residential to urban scaled mixed-use projects. At MIT she co-founded the Office for Unsolicited Architecture, and her work has been exhibited at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and published in Volume Magazine.