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

…and an architectural firm. This includes teachers, staff, parents and students, yes, but also local business owners, adults with no kids in the district, civic leaders and representatives from various…

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

…considerations, and energy and maintenance costs Finance: initial, life cycle and operational costs and the financial implications of various finance options Community: users, operators, taxpayers, and financial supporters, business, government…

Surviving and Thriving for 120 Years 03.15.21

education, the arts and culture, parks, businesses, civic spaces, government facilities. Designing strong communities became the heart of who we are. It still is who we are. Whether they’re public…

SHP Welcomes Two New Members to Our Education Studio: David Powell and Annie Morman 03.11.21

SHP is thrilled to share we have added two new members to the Education studio in our Columbus office: David Powell and Annie Morman. David Powell, AIA, LEED AP, joins…

People and Places Make the Difference for Community Colleges 05.24.12

…that are served; its greatest effect will be on community colleges. Community colleges throughout the state are developing strategies to improve student performance. It appears to me, that the colleges…

Beyond the Building 04.29.15

…use of natural light, texture, color, ventilation, materials can greatly impact human life. We work in a human industry. Let’s make the built environment more peaceful and healing. 2. The…

Unspoken Trends in Workplace Design 08.18.17

…major trends lists that deserve calling out. Tomato / Tomahto We work across a pretty broad spectrum of commercial building typologies (K-12 education, higher education, corporate office, mixed-use, multi-family residential,…

Uniqueness of Place: Defining Locale in Outdoor Education 02.22.18

…day in the life” is a multi-layered, ongoing process of observation and conversation with members of the community. That includes all members of the community: young and old, stakeholders, advocates…