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What I Learned as an SHP Co-Op?

With most schools around the country opening their doors to students once again, SHP had to say goodbye to one of our summer co-ops, Jacob Roberts. (Luckily for us, he’ll continue working part-time in our Columbus office through the end of the year!)  Jacob, a 2020 Bowling Green State University graduate, currently pursuing his master’s in architecture and business administration, is no stranger to SHP. He has been an SHP co-op on four […]
September 14, 2021 - Article

What Does Sense of Place Mean?

We’ve launched a new feature on SHP.com: Ask An ______. The series is just what you’d expect: you ask the questions, and we turn to our best and brightest team members to get the answers. Our next installment features associate and project architect Brian Lutz. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us, as a society, to […]
September 9, 2021 - Article

The Only Way to Predict the Future is to Invent It

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to share a few thoughts with American School & University as part of its educational interiors showcase. In our contributed article, The Only Way to Predict the Future is to Invent It, we dive into three questions shaping the future of education. Here they are. Will school communities […]
September 2, 2021 - Article

Ask an Interior Designer: What’s Up with the Pantone Color of the Year?

If you are involved or even more simply interested in the world of design, you have likely heard about the Pantone Color of the Year. What began as a humble printing company in Carlstadt, New Jersey, has now evolved into one of the most recognizable brands in the design industry. While the company is most […]
August 31, 2021 - Article

Doug Maggied Celebrates 15 Years with SHP

“When I look back on my career, I hope people will say that I was honest with people.”  Construction Field Representative Doug Maggied has a special place in our SHP heart. This self-described, “grouchy, picky old man,” celebrated his 15th anniversary with SHP in August 2021.  While it is often said that the journey is […]
August 25, 2021 - Article

In Another’s Shoes: Why Teaching Empathy Matters

One of the key lessons relevant to education that can be gleaned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance and necessity of empathy. As students, teachers, administrators and parents all adjusted to new routines and approaches—often encountering frustrations and disappointments along the way—we collectively made it through, to this point at least, by “feeling each […]
August 20, 2021 - Article

It Was Always Fun, and It Was Fun, Always: The Legacy of Tom Fernandez

“I hope I’ll leave behind the legacy that I advocated for the practice of design and that I elevated it from commodity to craft. That, and that it was always fun, and it was fun, always.” Tom Fernandez shares a few words of wisdom as he prepares for retirement later this year.
August 13, 2021 - Article

Tom Fernandez’s Advice for Up-and-Coming Architects

With nearly 40 years in the business, architect and SHP partner, principal and executive vice president, Tom Fernandez, has pretty much seen it all. He offers his advice to up-and-comers.
August 13, 2021 - Article

The Ice Man Cometh: Pros And Cons of Chilled Beam HVAC Systems

Having a comfortable space to live and work in is now considered a basic necessity, but at one time was an absolute luxury. In fact, the first public building to have indoor air conditioning was not until the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904. The system used 35,000 cubic feet of air per minute to […]
August 9, 2021 - Article