More Than a Mascot: Why School Branding Is Important 09.20.21

…early rebranding projects took place in Deer Park, Ohio. When we signed on to work with Deer Park Community City Schools, school district administrators, staff and the community-at-large expressed a…

From One Superintendent to Another 05.26.22

…relationships with stakeholders. Community Leader The degree to which a superintendent will be viewed as a community leader will vary from district to district. (In fact, Jim D. Copeland, a…

Community + Stakeholder Engagement Service

Out of Many, One While you need the support of students, parents, teachers and staff, a successful school must also be embraced by the larger community: civic leaders, business owners,…

Developing A “Brand” New School Logo for Deer Park 02.02.16

Community City Schools to create a new logo that personified the district and community as a whole. The school district, staff and community expressed a need for consistent messaging after…

Pragmatic Generosity 07.28.17

…wealthy nor ostentatious. Hard-working people contributed a great deal to make a special place for the children of the community. Members of the community continue to invest their time and…

Six Lessons from a Facilities Master Planning Process “On Steroids”: Part One 04.03.20

By Charlie Jahnigen, AIA, LEED AP This is the first post in a two-part series based on SHP’s facilities master planning process with Sycamore Community Schools. Click here to access…

Six Lessons from a Facilities Master Planning Process “On Steroids”: Part Two 04.14.20

community in your facilities master planning process, you can’t assume a victory at the polling booth. Despite the deep and wide community involvement in Sycamore’s process, the district still invested…

How Much Is This Gonna Cost? 02.22.21

…the point remains: costs and priorities are inextricably linked. And priorities differ from community to community, school to school, situation to situation. This why we ask lots of questions—of you,…

Surviving and Thriving for 120 Years 03.15.21

…a library as the heartbeat of its community, and Oxford’s Lane Library is no exception. SHP provided architecture, MEP engineering and interior design for a community-inspired facility as part of…