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.
Sheehan founded his Chicago-based firm in 2004. Specializing in technically challenging projects for corporate and development clients, the firm is widely recognized for their expertise in the design of data centers, having designed some of the largest and most technically advanced data center facilities in the world. For 50 years, Nagle Hartray has been providing exceptional service characterized by award-winning design, technical expertise, and sound project management across a wide range of markets including education, residential, civic and cultural work. The new firm will offer the wide range of building type expertise both firms are known for to a diverse group of public and private sector clients across the U.S. and around the world.
“Sheehan Partners has been seeking to join a firm with a focus on design that would broaden our expertise and expand our senior management talent,” said Sheehan. “Nagle Hartray is the ideal partner with demonstrated market-leading practices that will expand our market reach.” “Our firms share core values that will allow us to direct our complementary skills towards improving the work we are already known for and towards creating new opportunities.” said McKay.
Together, both firms feature a roster of signature clients including Facebook, Microsoft, Equinix, Francis W. Parker School, and Northwestern University. SNH Architects will be staffed by more than 50 design professionals. The merger became effective on May 30, 2017.