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Meet Our Thought Leaders: Jeffrey Sackenheim, Workplace Learning

SHP Leading Design

Vice President and Architect Jeffrey Sackenheim has been making waves in the industry since 1998 with a keen eye for anticipating and adapting to trends. Jeffrey  celebrated 15 years with SHP in July 2017.

Jeffrey Sackenheim | Vice President, Architecture What is your favorite thing about SHP?
It may sound cliche but I love our culture. I get to work with so many kind and talented people who are all invested in the same I’ve-got-your-back values and pour their best into their work.

What originally attracted you to the industry?
My dad built custom houses, including the two houses I grew up in. The exposure that I had to design and construction at such an early age, coupled with loving to draw and make things on my own, definitely drew me to the industry. I took my first architecture course in high school and the rest is history.

What would you do if you weren’t an architect?
If I wasn’t designing buildings, I would probably be building them. I love seeing a project physically come together before your eyes. I would probably be cutting grass, too. The most enjoyable job I ever had in high school was mowing lawns. I still love making my yard look beautiful, so I could see myself doing that for a living as well. Other dream jobs of mine include opening my own barbecue restaurant and becoming a famous rock musician.

If you had to pick a favorite project, what building would you choose and why?
Curiosity Advertising… it is a very dramatic space with lots of energy and positive vibes.

When you’re not working, what are some of your favorite things to do?
Aside from enjoying good barbecue and beer, I love coaching my kids’ sports. Our family summer vacation to Lake Cumberland is another highlight every year.

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