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

Three Lessons for Libraries

Libraries aren’t just major assets intended to serve a neighborhood for decades—they’re often the heart of a community. Here are three lessons we’ve learned about successfully reimaging them.
August 4, 2021 - Article

Employee Spotlight: Leanne Merz, Mechanical Designer

Leanne Merz is a mechanical designer at SHP and has held this position for over four years. Leanne has spent most of her career in the architectural industry and acquired a great deal of valuable experience co-oping for multiple architectural firms while in college at the University of Cincinnati. Today, she is responsible for the […]
July 23, 2021 - Article

Breathing Easier at Northwest Local Schools

It’s fair to say that most people have some understanding that indoor air quality (IAQ) is very important… even if that only means that they only notice their IAQ when something stinks. But since the COVID-19 pandemic, the cleanliness and quality of the air we breathe—and the role it plays in infectious disease control and […]
July 21, 2021 - Article