Employee Spotlight: Jeff Parker, Director of Visioning

Authentic, Intelligent, Articulate, Perceptive, Leader.

At SHP, we are always focused on the future. Ultimately, our goal is to give back to the community and one of the ways we do that is by helping prepare the community for the future, specifically through education and creating structures where that can happen effectively. Jeff Parker takes this mission very seriously.

Jeff Parker is not only a very important senior architect at SHP, he is also our Director of Visioning and is an expert at helping school districts create future-focused learning environments. With over 20 years of professional experience at SHP, Jeff has extensive knowledge in educational design, master planning, and programming of numerous educational building programs.

“I am so grateful to be a part of the SHP team, where the architecture we create makes a very real difference in the lives of young learners every day. Most of the spaces children occupy during any given day are designed for adults, to meet adult needs and desires. The thing I love most about designing schools is that it touches the lives of people who are often overlooked - the kids!”
– Jeff Parker

Before starting with SHP in 2001, Jeff spent a significant amount of time perfecting his skills as an architect and has now been recognized for his work by a number of influential organizations including the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Jeff is an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) and is LEED-accredited.

“Jeff is one of the most talented and hardworking people we have here at SHP,” said SHP President Lauren Della Bella. “Not only is he great at what he does, but he is also very generous with his time and just wants to see the job done right. He’s not in it for any individual accolades.”

In his free time, Jeff loves to make things with his hands. He can typically be found in his garage fixing or creating, often in support of his kids’ theatrical and entertainment endeavors. He also loves the outdoors and is currently leading a youth discussion group that seeks to help students work through the hard challenges of today.