Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture

At SNHA we harness our strength in diversity of projects, collective intelligence, and genuine curiosity to bring architectural solutions to life. We provide impactful design solutions that architecturally express the individual goals, values, and needs of our clients, creating a deep connection between people, information, ideas and resources and the built environment.

Our commercial, civic, institutional, and mission-critical designs embody performance driven, poetically crafted architecture.

The Architect & Sustainability: The Ever-Expanding Scope

August 8, 2022
by SNHA

By Jenna Staff, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and Denis Blanc, AIA, LEED AP BD+C By now, we’re all familiar with the significant impact that architecture and the construction industry have on the environment: of total annual global CO2 emissions, building operation, materials, and construction activities together account for 47%. That adds up to a lot […]

Read more…

Collective Mentorship Part 1 with Architect Dominick Gallegos

April 19, 2022
by SNHA

Architecture is an act of collective intelligence. We stand on the shoulders of architects who came before us. We honor the skills and contributions of peers, clients and builders. We mentor as opposed to compete. We share success. Mentorship has evolved into a two-way street, mutual mentorship, a recognition that we all have the capacity to […]

Read more…

Acts of Optimism

March 7, 2022
by Don McKay

When in school, Stanley Tigerman explained to us that the practice of architecture is an act of optimism because it is about building things as opposed to destroying them. I remember hearing this from him more than once, as if it were an important life theme in counterpoint to the threat of nuclear annihilation that […]

Read more…

Innovation is Evolutionary Part 2 with Principal Timothy Connor

November 17, 2021
by SNHA

A couple of weeks ago, we spoke with architect Lauren Bucher about her experience as a designer on some of SNHA’s most complex data center projects. This week, principal Timothy Connor reacts to Lauren’s thoughts, urging design curiosity and the value that innovation provides for SNHA’s robust hyperscale data center programs. What do you tell young architects and designers to pay […]

Read more…

Innovation is Evolutionary Part 1 with Architect Lauren Bucher

November 4, 2021
by SNHA

Innovation sets us apart. Incremental improvements can have an effect out of all proportion to their size. Innovation is evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary, the result of genuine and enduring curiosity. Our clients expect it. It is our competitive advantage. The data center typology has, in many ways, flipped the script on architectural standards. Designing with […]

Read more…

Designing Wellness, Renewal and Refuge in Teen Spaces

September 2, 2021
by Magdalena Hebal

The teen years are a unique stage in life — and in spite of what parents of teens might see around the house, it’s not all funny TikTok dances and texting with friends. The transition from adolescence into adulthood can be riddled with anxiety, confusion, and distress; and while these issues were always present and […]

Read more…

SNHA takes on the 2030 Commitment

July 26, 2021
by SNHA

In 2019, SNHA became signatories of the 2030 Commitment, formalizing our support of the 2030 Challenge and its goal of carbon neutrality for all new buildings and major renovations by 2030. As a first step, we put together a core AIA 2030 Commitment team, the members of which have been the primary leaders in pulling […]

Read more…

Exploring a Silver Lining: The Challenge to Design Next-Gen Outdoor Spaces

July 13, 2021
by Amy Schmieding

As we all look for silver linings in our shared experiences over the past year, one exciting opportunity is our rediscovery of outdoor space. At home, people have invested in outdoor seating, built patios and moved indoor living outside. At school, our kids are having classes, eating lunch and socializing outside. Within our communities, restaurants […]

Read more…

5 Things Architecture School Didn’t Teach You About Sustainability

May 26, 2021
by Connie Bank

On-the-job experience is still key to understanding sustainable practices — but a few well-placed hints can point the way to the knowledge you need We have a tremendous amount of hope for the future at SNHA: we are committed to behavioral changes to help alleviate pressure on the environment, and many of our clients are building […]

Read more…

The Big Move: How Data Centers Can Translate U.S. Design and Construction Practices into a Blueprint for European Success

May 13, 2021
by SNHA

By Mandi Miller, Associate, Sheehan Nagle Hartray Associates London and  Jorge Torres Maestro, Associate – Program Manager, Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects Chicago We’re all familiar with 2020’s global travel shutdown, and the resulting longing to pick up stakes and explore new destinations. But what if your business travel plans include not just a trip, but […]

Read more…