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June 30, 2017, by Jeff Parker

Short Boards: an innovative tool for design thinking

Educators today are thinking ever more broadly and ever more creatively about learning and what it should look like to best prepare students for an unknown future. To prepare young minds for the challenges (and opportunities) of a future dominated by the magnitude of the unknown, Design Thinking is becoming an exciting framework on which […]

July 12, 2016, by Jeff Parker

7 Valuable Lessons from ImaginationLAB Norwood

Every day at SHP, our team collaborates to deliver holistic, dynamic and innovative designs. Therefore, it’s no surprise that we are proud partners with the Imagination Foundation, whose vision is to educate all children to be creative thinkers and doers while encouraging entrepreneurial ideas in the classroom. The story of Caine’s Arcade resonated with me […]

October 21, 2014, by Jeff Parker

Designing for Energy Efficiency

Achieving peak energy efficiency in building design rarely involves just one single “Silver Bullet.” Rather, it requires a number of interrelated strategies that together take full advantage of every opportunity to conserve energy. Featured recently in School Planning & Management magazine as a model of design for sustainability, the combined Coy Middle School/Trebein Elementary campus SHP […]