Designing a Modern Space for a Traditional Building 01.22.15

…a community technology center, delivering a reimagined space with the following features: A designated quiet zone. As libraries in general are becoming more collaborative community hubs, their traditional role as…

The Outdoors Belong to Everyone: Designing Three Different Spaces for Three Different Users 10.16.20

…and by their very nature, libraries aren’t like that. They’re very often the busy, bustling heartbeat of a community and they serve everyone in the neighborhood. As such, this project…

Why the 2020 Election’s Record-High Voter Turnout is *BAD* News for Local Campaign Committees—And How SHP Can Help 11.19.20

…are staying home—instead of supporting their local levies or bond issues. That’s the bad news for local campaign committees, which rely on public support to advance their community’s educational vision….

Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Libraries 03.19.21

…and community-building. But what must libraries consider to stay relevant in the communities they serve? In our latest whitepaper, 5,000 Years of Adaptability: The Proud Past and Bright Future of…

Dover High School Wins National Design Award 11.04.21

…in a while, the stars align on a project: a great client with a clearly defined vision for the future, a strong construction partner, a supportive community, and an amazing…

A Smart Design for KnowledgeWorks 12.09.20

…throughout the nearly 13,000-square-foot space—our design solution helps foster a sense of community and avoids any feelings of isolation. In addition, there are a host of “Zoom Rooms” that make…

(Re)Defining Common Spaces: High School Auditorium Design 06.12.18

…much larger population. In many instances, today’s high schools double as community centers. The opportunities for after-hours uses – mayoral candidate debates, community health fairs, adult education, guest lectures –…

From Around the Web: Libraries are Magical 03.18.19

…divisive, a community library is a beacon of light. It’s an accomplishment of collaboration and togetherness that stands for generations. A community library is a literal, visible representation of neighbors…

Meet Our Thought Leaders: Allison McKenzie, Sustainability 01.07.19

…on an entire community was renewed when I walked into our newly opened renovation of Berry Intermediate in Lebanon a year ago and heard community members young and old exclaiming…