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.

Lightbox Featured in Interior Design Magazine

April 19, 2021
by SNHA

“SNHA’s design balances the requirements of advanced production technology with details that make for an inviting workplace. In reception, a solid-surfacing desk and polished concrete flooring project an uncluttered, seamless look, while brand identity is expressed in a custom wall covering, digitally printed with the Lightbox logo, that wraps a drywall partition. Throughout, clean, smooth […]

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Architect Zoe Cloonan featured on FacilitiesNet.com

March 30, 2021
by SNHA

“As warehouses for technology, data centers are far from human-centric architecture. That’s partially because cooling, maintenance, and security are emphasized in design. Yet scores of people work in these enormous buildings — humans maintain and operate the buildings and the technology within, creating workplace communities with a wide range of functions, from social to utilitarian.” […]

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SNHA’s Neil Sheehan Featured in Mission Critical Magazine

March 22, 2021
by SNHA

“Though the changes facing the manufacturing sector are considerable, the lessons learned from data center design combined with the insights gleaned from the vanguard of advanced manufacturing facilities point the way to a more flexible, nimble, human-centric factory.” Principal Neil Sheehan discusses the rise, implications, and future of advanced manufacturing on a domestic and global […]

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Architect Zoe Cloonan featured in Mission Critical Magazine.

February 25, 2021
by SNHA

“It was the subject matter that made this project unique and piqued our interest. This time, we weren’t evaluating the current technologies and mechanical systems; we were focusing on the user experience — a concept that’s been overlooked for far too long. And, to top it off, this research project would take us to six […]

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Remembering Jim Nagle

February 5, 2021
by Don McKay

We are saddened by the passing of our colleague, Jim Nagle, one of the very best architects we have known. Jim’s success came early as one of a group of architects who claimed design independence from the orthodox Modernism that dominated Chicago architecture at the time. Jim was a designer with good intuition and formidable […]

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SNHA’s Neil Sheehan Featured on Bisnow

January 18, 2021
by SNHA

“There is some uncertainty in the market about how much of that demand for power is going to increase. If you didn’t anticipate the increase in power, you may not be serving the client.” Principal Neil Sheehan shares his thoughts on the rise in multistory data centers — and the power that’s fueling them. Read […]

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Construction Update: St. Charles Public Library

November 3, 2020
by SNHA

With construction well underway at St. Charles Public Library, we can see the teen reading room taking shape along with the new main lobby and entry. We’re invigorated by the progress being made, and can’t wait for completion in 2021. We asked our own Brianna Saviano, Assoc. AIA, about the status of our library addition/renovation […]

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SNHA Client Lightbox Opens $94 Million Lab-Grown Diamond Facility

October 29, 2020
by SNHA

“The building was conceived as a simple white box, carved away to reveal and recall the faceted structure of a Lightbox lab-grown diamond. The exterior features fritted glass panels and louver screens, while the white monochrome interior includes a precision-designed production floor with mechanical and electrical support spaces, as well as lab spaces, offices and […]

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