Insite Articles


July 21, 2015, by acattrell

Supporting Recruitment, Reflecting Tradition

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio is the tenth oldest public university in the United States. A quaint, yet isolated school nestled comfortably in southwestern Ohio, the university’s Georgian Revival architecture immediately resonates with students and visitors. However, while many prospective students immediately fall in love with the beauty of Miami’s campus, Miami’s baseball coaches needed more […]

January 26, 2015, by acattrell

Developing Brand through Facility Design

Zane State College is a suburban community college with a variety of experience-based associate degree programs, certificate programs, workshops and occupational skills training. It is also a high performing institution whose staff and students consistently rank on Best Of… lists and has been nationally recognized by the Achieving the Dream Foundation as a top college […]

April 2, 2014, by acattrell

Collaboration Delivers Future-Focused Reality

Fusing research, new partnerships and a renewed competitive spirit, Ohio has seen a recent rebirth in manufacturing.  With nearly 1,700 operations statewide, Ohio has one of the most robust advanced manufacturing sectors in the U.S.  Recognizing that this growing industry requires a skilled and talented workforce, Tri-Rivers Career Center contacted SHP Leading Design for help […]

April 11, 2013, by acattrell

Insite – Delivering 21st Century Learning Environments

Education is changing.  We see if every day in every project we work on.  Technology and educational delivery are the main drivers behind this change and teachers and administrations want 21st Century learning environments to respond.  Here’s a quick look at a few of the topics we see and how we deliver successful results.  

October 16, 2012, by acattrell

Insite – LEED Platinum on a Budget

The new London Middle School, located in the London City School District, is 75,000 square feet, houses 500 students, and had a construction budget of $13.3 million. The biggest challenge for the project was a goal of LEED Platinum while adhering to a very strict budget set forth by the Ohio School Facilities Commission.

July 19, 2012, by acattrell

Insite – Designing for the Middle

Rather than thinking of the middle school as the connective fabric between high school and elementary school, middle schools should offer a scale and function that is unique to this level of instruction and interaction.

June 12, 2012, by acattrell

Insite – Not Just for Books Anymore

It’s no longer a place where you need to shush children when you enter that’s for sure.  The community library and school media center are not just for books anymore.  They’re transforming into lively spaces for collaboration, interaction and engagement.

May 16, 2012, by acattrell

Insite – Merging Cultures: Four Companies, One Brand

In 2008, the European-based, advertising agency GYRO merged with HSR, a large North American based agency.  This precipitated a change to all of HSR’s North American offices as they transitioned to the multi-national GYRO.  To complicate things a little more, their private equity firm was purchasing two additional firms in the Chicago market.  This meant […]

May 3, 2012, by acattrell

Insite – How BIM Simplified the Integrated Design Process

Collaboration was the primary driver for the success of the Beavercreek Elementary and Middle School project.  With SHP Leading Design providing both architectural and MEP engineering design services, the relationship between the architect and the engineer was the most critical part of the early design process.  The emphasis here is the relationship.