Designing in a Global Crisis: A conversation with the director of a public library system 05.18.20

…implications as they pertain to design, space, operations, etc. To that end, below is an abridged version of a conversation between myself (Vice President + Creative Director, SHP) and George…

Building Better Brains 11.03.17

…development. Based on the research, we know that by using the right tools- singing, talking, expanding vocabulary, modeling constructive behavior and conflict resolution, enabling curiosity and exploration, facilitating engagement with…

Four Reasons Why Libraries are as Important as Ever 07.27.18

…qualified to write about the topic. SHP, on the other hand, has been fortunate enough to work with educators, community leaders and librarians on the planning, design and construction of…

Three Lessons for Libraries 08.04.21

…so—because, in short, they encourage learning as a life-long, life-wide, life-deep™ endeavor. To stay relevant to the communities they serve, libraries continuously consider emerging technologies and trends. It’s a tremendous…

More Than a Mascot: Why School Branding Is Important 09.20.21

…group of 10-15 stakeholders, including parents, teachers, coaches, administration, board members, students and community members, that is charged with assisting the district in developing a unified brand identity. Since this…

From One Superintendent to Another 05.26.22

…“You could start the day with community members, principals, district office leaders, or interacting with staff and students, which to me, was the best part of the job.” The form…

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

…package for both academic, athletic and school support use, the result helped build a sense of community, and the new look is paying off. The district is selling more merchandise,…

Pragmatic Generosity 07.28.17

…tying together the inside and outside. And, while the inside is wonderful, the outside is extraordinary! Porches, decks, patios, pathways, a hill long enough to roll down and steep enough…