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 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 […]

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Finding Joy in the Trying and Doing: SNHA Looks Forward

March 12, 2021
by SNHA

Wanting to spend some time looking to the future, we recently asked staff two questions: In 2021, what are you looking forward to professionally and what are you hopeful for personally? What started as a simple exercise meant to break up the work day quickly evolved into a larger conversation and positive-thinking. We’re glad to […]

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Angels and Architecture

January 26, 2021
by Don McKay

The attack on the Capitol building renewed appeals to “the better angels of our nature.” It is a popular appeal when we behave unheroically, destructively and know that we are capable of better. Appeals to our better angels are not about divine intervention, but about bearing witness as a necessary step towards something nobler. In […]

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Surfing a hurricane: How data centers weathered the pandemic’s colossal demand wave — and what other sectors can learn from that resiliency

January 15, 2021
by Duane Hill

Over the past nine months, our daily realities have shifted dramatically. Commutes to busy office buildings and schools have been replaced with work, school and personal lives centered around home — and an almost constant reliance on connectivity and content that allows us to attend meetings, stay in touch with family, get an education, entertain […]

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Dreaming Out Loud: SNHA on the Shape of Future Design

January 5, 2021
by SNHA

Architects and designers have the unique role of shaping the built environment – the buildings, spaces, and landscapes we interact with on a daily basis are quite literally in our hands. As another year ended, we reflect on hardships and successes, and look ahead. And while the future is unknown, the future of design is […]

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Welcome, nice to virtually meet you!

November 19, 2020
by SNHA

While this year has been anything from predictable, one thing remains unchanged: we love that moment of adding a new name to our staff list. Since March alone, we’ve had the pleasure of bringing on 15 new team members, giving us enough practice to adjust to our new approach to onboarding. But with staff working […]

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An Open Letter To Emerging Architects and Designers

October 7, 2020
by SNHA

With the pandemic casting a veil of uncertainty on the path to career advancement, we know you’re wondering how to navigate this unprecedented time in education and career strategy as you look to gain a foothold in the industry. As a firm of recent graduates and industry veterans alike, we want to first say this: welcome. […]

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Building the Future: How Design and High Tech Are Reshaping Manufacturing Spaces — And Work Itself

September 16, 2020
by Neil Sheehan

The off-shoring trend in US manufacturing has been the topic of news reports, international politics and heated debate for decades. But as the world reenters the new normal business climate post-COVID crisis, societal shifts and the rise of advanced manufacturing are poised to bring about the end of off-shoring. As developing nations have grown in […]

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Creating in Place: Inside SNHA’s Stay-at-Home Order

May 27, 2020
by SNHA

We’ve laughed at “I was on mute” jokes and streamed Netflix’s entire catalog, but when we asked SNHA staff to share their creative approaches to sheltering-in-place, we heard about projects old and new, fundraising to support local businesses and front-line workers, and some pretty superlative baking and home-schooling initiatives — highlighting the wide-ranging interests and hidden […]

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Dear Office, We Miss You.

April 1, 2020
by SNHA

For a lot of our staff, the SNHA office feels like a second home—a space we rely on to exchange ideas, draw inspiration, and find support in our coworkers.   So as we’ve begun settling into our new norm of working from home and practicing social distancing, we asked our staff, “What do you miss about the office?” and received some great responses—and reminders of all the little […]

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