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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 20, 2016, by Amy Cattrell

BGSU’s School of Architecture Lands Magazine Cover

Bowling Green State University’s new home for the School of Architecture and Environmental Design was featured on the cover of School Construction News in their June 2016 issue. The two photos showcase a collaboration space for the students as well as a flexible conference room area. View the cover of School Construction News here. Learn […]

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 […]

March 9, 2016, by Ed Melvin

The Meaning and Purpose of Scale

As a landscape architect, I’m constantly considering scale. There’s physical scale – demonstrated through size and surroundings. There’s comfort scale and emotional scale, which both define how attitudes and feelings are regularly impacted. There’s also scales of complexity and challenge, where mental, physical and social discovery can occur in an unknown setting. The interesting thing […]

February 29, 2016, by Charlie Jahnigen

How We Designed an Egyptian Montessori School in One Month

One of the fascinating aspects of our business is that every day presents a new opportunity to change the lives of students across the country, and occasionally, around the world. It’s what motivates us and gets us out of bed in the morning. Thursday, October 15, 2015 was certainly one of those days. It started […]