Early Childhood Education Licensure: An Opportunity for Intentional Partnerships 03.02.18

…imaginative place for a child. This list of don’ts often extends to architecture—especially when designing early childhood educational environments and care facilities. For every project SHP Leading Design works on,…

Building Sustainable Spaces in Schools 02.15.18

design strategies the building design achieves. The sustainable design strategies included in LEED are meant to be comprehensive, and they encompass five basic categories of sustainability: Sustainable site development Water…

Three Lessons for Libraries 08.04.21

…call SHP to help. Library design is a cornerstone of our Community Studio. From master planning and strategic futurecasting, to levy campaign assistance and thoughtful design, we have had the…

The Class of 2033: A Series Introduction 10.22.20

…recent years, K-12 education has been in the midst of monumental change. From student-directed learning and flipped classrooms to an emphasis on emotional intelligence, education has been reshaped in the…

Beyond the Building 04.29.15

…why we ask questions like, “what’s next?” and why we find ways to get involved with the local design community. It’s also why we must think about the value our…

Four Educational Storage Challenges and How to Address Them 10.09.18

…Space Challenge: Educational design trends including flexible classroom design, increased transparency and daylighting are eliminating a significant amount of wall space that used to be available for permanent classroom storage….

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

…they’ll make regular trips to space as civilian tourists. Three separate spaces, equally important, designed to cater to the community and with specific audiences in mind; indeed, this is a…

Employee Spotlight: Jenny Gallow, Senior Interior Designer 11.04.20

…uniqueness of each community and ensure it’s reflected in the final design,” Jenny explains. “Every time I take on a project, I spend time getting to know the community— what…

Early Innovation for Early Learners 01.31.18

A Brief History of Early Childhood Education An ideal space for Early Childhood Education is fundamentally different from spaces designed for older kids. It feels obvious that this would be…