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Virtual Educational Visioning: The Best of Both Worlds

At SHP, the emergence of COVID-19 transformed our educational visioning process. The transition to a virtual approach was challenging, but we came to appreciate that the virtual approach has its advantages.
December 20, 2021 - Article

Critical Self-Reflection at the Close of a Career

Dick Thomas is a dreamer and wonderer whose critical self-reflection is offered to help challenge SHP’s approach to how and with whom we design, the tools we use to document and build, and the value we add to the communities we serve. And that’s not a bad legacy for anyone to leave.
December 16, 2021 - Article

Looking Forward: Five Beliefs in the Future of Architecture

Editor’s Note: Dick Thomas’s 26-year career with SHP comes to a close on December 31, 2021. The personal and professional milestone has caused a great deal of critical self-reflection. What follows are his personal thoughts on where the architecture profession is headed. As architects, we are, at the core, problem solvers. Many are blessed with […]
December 16, 2021 - Article

Introducing the New Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center

The new Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center officially opened its doors to its first students in October 2021. Estimated to serve 230 pre-school and kindergarten students across southwestern Ohio, the long-awaited, culturally inclusive learning center  revolves around responsiveness, instruction, and equitable practices—three priorities that come to life beautifully in the design. The center is a […]
December 6, 2021 - Article

The Importance of Failure

From students to architects, learning from failure can be a valuable lesson.
November 22, 2021 - Article

Employee Spotlight: Allison McKenzie, Director of Sustainability

When asked to describe herself in five words, Allison McKenzie, director of sustainability, said: “Reliable, driven, supportive, opinionated and perhaps a bit bossy. I’m actually proud of all of these, including the bossiness. I have thoughts, and you’re going to hear them.”  This is the reason we are so grateful to have Allison on our […]
November 12, 2021 - Article

Physical Modeling in a Digital World

Technology’s rapid advancement over the past several decades has dramatically changed how work gets done in nearly every industry, including, of course, architecture. This is perhaps best captured by the fact that an icon of our industry—physical scale models—has all but been replaced by digital versions. As is the standard practice today, at SHP we […]
November 10, 2021 - Article

Dover High School Wins National Design Award

SHP announced today that one of its recent projects, Dover High School in the Dover City School District, was awarded a grand prize in the Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence, an annual competition sponsored by Learning by Design magazine. Learning by Design is a highly regarded national trade publication celebrating education design and […]
November 4, 2021 - Article