Best Practices for Theater Design 09.28.21

…in need of a performance venue. And in many instances, these spaces double as community centers, playing host to mayoral candidate debates, community health fairs, adult education, guest lectures —…

Strengthening a Community: Designing The Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty 01.25.22

In early 2012, members of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty recognized the need for a Boys & Girls Club to enable its school-aged children, approximately 20% of whom qualify…

Community + Libraries

Reconsider Voter Registration Tables for School Ballot Initiatives 05.14.18

…support the future of education in your community. So, what about that registration table? Unregistered voters require a huge time investment, with a lot of intimidation hurdles along the way….

Finding Inspiration in Community Architecture: Exploring the Works of I.M. Pei 06.25.19

Architectural legend, Leoh Ming Pei (I.M. Pei), passed away on May 16, 2019, at the age of 102. Pei was a trailblazer in the design of public spaces, and has…

It’s Not a Library, It’s a Community Center 11.09.22

Grow Together: Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center 05.10.21

…SHP project architect and early childhood education design leader, John Noble, describes Mt. Healthy City School District. The culturally inclusive school system’s theme of “growing together” revolves around responsiveness, instruction,…

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

…space maximized — the Powell Branch project has been challenging, yes, but deeply rewarding. In fact, I get goosebumps thinking about all the fun, learning and community-building it will enable….