Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture

In June 2018, Sheehan Partners, a leading mission critical design firm, and Nagle Hartray Architecture, a leading Chicago design firm with a diverse practice, merged to form Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects and Sheehan Nagle Hartray Associates in the UK.

The merger addresses the former firms’ complementary strategic goals – increasing the breadth of practice and gaining a foothold in a growth market respectively.

SNHA is committed to continued excellence in the areas that distinguished its predecessor firms and to finding new opportunities that leverage the new firm’s cumulative skills and experience.

Differentiated Learning

November 9, 2018

Differentiation is a useful concept across a wide range of scientific, technological and mathematical disciplines. Two forms of differentiation have gained recent cultural relevance—differentiated learning and differentiated experience. They emphasize individual differences as opposed to what we have in common. Differentiation is a common denominator between these two forms, but the values underlying them are distinct, even opposite of one another.

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Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex

November 7, 2018

Ridgeland Common is the 100-year-old flagship facility of the Park District of Oak Park. The new Recreation Complex is a substantial remodeling and expansion of dated indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. SNHA believes that architecture becomes meaningful through interaction with people. This video captures a day in the life of the Complex and its community.

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How Libraries Are Becoming More Relevant Than Ever

October 10, 2018

Our diverse and global portfolio has equipped us with an in-depth understanding of technological, cultural, and societal change. With this knowledge, we create architecture that supports and empowers libraries to continue to be epicenters for lifelong learning both today and in the future. Here’s how we think libraries are becoming more relevant than ever. Empower […]

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Virtual Reality Tour: Fountaindale Public Library District

October 2, 2018

The vibrant character of the new Fountaindale Public Library is rooted in local community concerns and in pragmatic library design. The building’s underlying structural grid derives from standard bookstack and aisle dimensions. The building’s organically shaped exterior mediates the rational structural grid and the surrounding park environment. The local park system is a primary source […]

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SNHA to Relocate to 1 Prudential Plaza

October 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago, IL (October 2, 2018) Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects (SNHA) is pleased to announce it has completed a long-term, full-floor, 23,615-square-foot lease at 1 Prudential Plaza in Chicago. SNHA is a global architectural firm with offices in Chicago and London known for the design of award-winning cultural and educational facilities, as well […]

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A Place in the World: Towards Inclusion

September 25, 2018

By Donald McKay, Principal, Sheehan Nagle Hartray Finding a place in the world is fundamental to our human condition. Our earliest experiences are familial, finding a place relative to our siblings and parents. School and work expand our world and the challenges of finding our place in it. When we have children, we become concerned with […]

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Element Six Breaks Ground on Oregon Lab-Grown Diamond Facility

June 29, 2018

Originally Published by WWD, June 26, 2018 By Karl Hamanaka Element Six on Tuesday begins construction on a $94 million manufacturing facility to produce lab-grown diamonds in a bid to offer customers a more affordable jewelry option that some have dubbed a game-changer for the industry. Part of The De Beers Group of Companies and […]

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Sheehan Partners, Ltd. and Nagle Hartray Architecture to Merge

June 1, 2017

Neil Sheehan, AIA, RIBA, of Sheehan Partners, ltd. and Donald McKay, AIA, of Nagle Hartray Architecture on behalf of the leadership of their respective firms, are pleased to announce their merger. The new firm, known as Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects (SNH Architects), is led by six Principals: Neil Sheehan, AIA, RIBA; Donald McKay, AIA; Timothy Hill, AIA; Timothy Connor, AIA; Eric Penney, AIA; and Dirk Danker, AIA.

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