Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects is a leading architectural firm with offices in Chicago and London. Our fifty-plus year history is rooted in Chicago’s strong architectural heritage. We create innovative mission critical, educational, cultural, and recreation environments to help institutions and businesses achieve their scholastic, civic, and commercial goals. Our firm is distinguished by the diversity of our portfolio, which has resulted in a firm with an unmatched balance of design, management and technical expertise. The variety of our practice provides for a creative and energetic studio environment that attracts and helps us attract and retain the best team of architects.

Don McKay featured on The Agati Video Podcast

February 1, 2022
by SNHA

“One of the essential functions of a library is to provide people access to resources they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.” Principal Don McKay recently spoke with Joe Agati of The Agati Video Podcast to discuss public libraries’ evolving role in society, designing with intention, and the importance of flexibility and balance within public spaces. Watch the full episode on […]

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St. Charles Public Library featured in Great Lakes By Design Magazine

January 19, 2022
by SNHA

“One of the things that is always fun about these projects is seeing the way the community reacts to them after the remodeling is done. It was a fairly modest addition that we put on the building, but it feels like a brand-new library when you walk through the front door.” Principal Don McKay spoke […]

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Architect Gabe Wong featured in Facility Executive

December 23, 2021
by SNHA

“Looking to the future, it is facilities like Lightbox that exemplify how social responsibility, the environment, and the team’s well-being should be the leading drivers of designing efficient, renewable, and aesthetically pleasing manufacturing spaces moving forward.” In designing Lightbox, a new 54,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility producing commercial gem-quality diamonds, architect Gabe Wong shares insights that […]

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Catherine Murray Co-Instructs Course For Harvard University Graduate School of Design

October 29, 2021
by SNHA

As industry leaders express their intent to continue heavy investments in data centers, leading architectural design schools are taking note. This year, SNHA Principal Catherine Murray is co-instructing Harnessing the Future, a Studio at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Harnessing the Future examines how the internet’s physical digital infrastructure influences landscape, local economies, and […]

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St. Charles Public Library Featured in Library Journal

October 21, 2021
by SNHA

“Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects (SNHA) recently completed the multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion of Chicago’s St. Charles Public Library, integrating the original 1906 Carnegie Library Building and two past additions with a new addition.” As part of its October news roundup, Library Journal featured the newly-completed St. Charles Public Library project. Read the full feature here.

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John Gleichman Discusses Universal Design, Featured on Barron’s.com

October 6, 2021
by SNHA

“Paint your home in contrasting colors to improve visual acuity, says John Gleichman, a certified specifications writer at Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects where he vets products among other duties. Homeowners can use different color schemes to designate walls and baseboards from floors, and to highlight door trim. High-contrast area rugs can distinguish sitting areas from […]

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Duane Hill Promoted to Principal

September 20, 2021
by SNHA

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Duane Hill, AIA, LEED AP as Principal. Since joining SNHA in 2014, Duane has helped lead some of the firm’s largest, most complex data center projects. Duane remains vital to the growth of our Mission Critical practice, and offers his insights as an industry […]

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