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December 14, 2016, by Greg Lewis

How Virtual Reality is Changing Our Design Communication

Virtual Reality, or VR as it’s commonly called, is becoming the new “it” thing for the future of interactive media. It’s finding its way to the architectural mainstream by quickly branching out of video gaming and into the hands of designers like me. By seeing our spaces in ways that weren’t possible a few years […]

November 7, 2016, by admin

This Election Day, and Always, Every Vote Counts

By Jerry Clark, former Superintendent of Piqua City Schools in Piqua, Ohio and current Business Development Manager at SHP. While most people are glad to see the 2016 election cycle come to a close, there is one aspect we all can agree on: this election has energized voter participation.  During my 45 years of working in […]

September 12, 2016, by Jim Messner

What exactly is Energy Star?

Energy Star.  That little blue logo you may recall seeing on your dishwasher, refrigerator, or water heater.  What is it and why does it appear everywhere? Energy Star is a certification system that was originally born from collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DoE).  Energy Star was launched in 1992 […]

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 […]

June 9, 2016, by Ron Cobb

Is Lead in Drinking Water an Issue? What you may not know.

Many Americans became more aware of the issue of lead in water after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. It began in April 2014 after Flint officials changed its source of water from the treated Detroit Water and Sewage Department to the Flint River. The corrosive Flint River water caused lead to leach from the […]

June 1, 2016, by Samuel Tibbs

Life Goals: Education and Experience

This blog is by the newest member of our architecture team in our Columbus office, Sam Tibbs. Sam interned with SHP while he was completing his undergraduate degree, and reflects on his education and his experience through a study abroad trip.   As a teenager I developed a desire to study and work in the […]

May 18, 2016, by Samuel Tibbs

Guest Blog: City Space – Height and Hierarchy

This is a guest blog by a former SHP Architecture co-op, Samuel Tibbs. As part of his studies he traveled abroad to study the design, culture and history of Southeast Asia during the fall semester of 2015.   How does an individual define what is important? And how does an individual assign value, particularly to […]

May 5, 2016, by Mike Benkert

Design LAB 2016 with “Architect Mike”

In my experience as an architect, it is not a common occurrence to walk into a crowded room and have everyone immediately stop what they’re doing to announce and celebrate your arrival. However, every Thursday for the past four months, that is exactly the type of greeting I’ve had the pleasure of receiving when visiting […]

April 14, 2016, by Samuel Tibbs

Guest Blog: City Space – Color and Clarity

This is a guest blog by a former SHP Architecture co-op, Samuel Tibbs. As part of his studies he traveled abroad to study the design, culture and history of Southeast Asia during the fall semester of 2015.   I come from a fairly large immediate family, boasting ten in-house members. Growing up, our homes were […]

March 29, 2016, by admin

Guest Blog: City Space – Density & Departure

This is a guest blog by a former SHP Architecture co-op, Samuel Tibbs. As part of his studies he traveled abroad to study the design, culture and history of Southeast Asia during the fall semester of 2015. Near the end of my freshman year as an architecture student, I was introduced to various works by […]