Best Practices for Theater Design

While new or renovated performance spaces can be designed with just one purpose in mind -- putting on a show -- that doesn't mean theater design is one-size-fits-all. Here, our experts spotlight a few trends and best practices when designing performance spaces.
September 28, 2021 - Article

Now Entering the No Spin Zone

“The very things you never dream will be of any consequence will be the most consequential.” Ron Hicks reflects on 27 years of service to SHP.
September 27, 2021 - Article

The Power and Promise of Work-Integrated Learning

While economic, technological and other trends are driving demand for work-integrated learning, the number of students entering career technical education continues to decrease. Happily, the opposite is true for SHP clients; in fact, we have successfully completed nearly $400 million in workforce development projects at high schools, colleges and stand-alone career centers. We believe in […]
September 23, 2021 - Article

More Than a Mascot: Why School Branding Is Important

They say never to judge a book by its cover. This is a lovely sentiment, but the fact of the matter is that humans are hardwired to create a first impression and stick with it. According to Healthline, a person starts to form impressions of another person after seeing their face for less than one-tenth […]
September 20, 2021 - Article

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

Ask an Architect: 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