Nonprofit Facilities

Nonprofit Facilities

We value our community . . . so we serve, volunteer, and practice where we live. We know the power of positive leadership and believe that giving back to the place where we Live, Work and Learn is essential for a strong, healthy, and vibrant community.

Community Involvement is core to our practice as we believe, through active engagement, we can better understand our community which ultimately allows us to be more effective citizens, problem solvers . . . architects.

As Lincoln business owners and residents, we have devoted ourselves to working side-by-side with community partners that are making a difference in our city. Since 1981, our success in serving these non-profit organizations has been based on the following attributes:

Be a good listener: non-profit organizations typically have a wide constituency even if their focus is specific.

Become actively involved in the organization: be more than a consultant, become an advocate for the organization.

Be a dedicated project partner: be willing to go the extra mile to help the project go forward.

Be economical and efficient: recognize the limits of financial capacity and inspire architectural ingenuity — maximizing benefit while minimizing costs.


I enjoyed working with SHA on the Canopy Street Project.  It was a very complex project which required both large scale design thought as well as a focus on small details. Their professionalism impressed me as well as all of the other clients in the project from restaurants, to hotel operations through condo buyers, SHA continued to move the project forward and solve problems with all in mind.  As a licensed architect myself I really appreciated their willingness to partner with me and listen to my design ideas while improving the direction time and time again. Quite simply, Canopy Street would not have been nearly as successful without SHA’s talented staff.

Brett West