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June 21, 2017, by dthomas

9 Billion Schools: One School’s Journey

When considering the concept behind the 9 Billion Schools movement – to deliver personalized learning for all, as a matter of both human dignity and one’s ability to flourish – it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the immensity of the challenge. How can we truly accomplish such a feat? What shifts must occur in our […]

June 20, 2017, by SHP Leading Design

9 Billion Schools Video Series: Part Two

We recently produced a four-part video series that explains what the 9 Billion Schools movement is, how it came to be and what we hope it will inspire. The videos feature Lauren Della Bella, the president of SHP Leading Design, and Brian David Johnson, an acclaimed author and futurist. In the first video, both Lauren […]

June 6, 2017, by Lauren Della Bella

DSSS: A Framework for Successful, Lifelong Learning

It’s no secret I left SXSWedu inspired and energized by the conversations I had, people I met and best practices I learned. One of the sessions I most enjoyed was the Day 3 keynote address with entrepreneur, best-selling author and lifelong learner, Tim Ferriss. I was intrigued by the framework he suggested for successful, lifelong […]

June 3, 2017, by SHP Leading Design

9 Billion Schools Video Series: Part One

We recently produced a four-part video series that explains the 9 Billion Schools movement we launched earlier this year in Austin, Texas at SXSWedu. The series explains what the movement is, how it came to be and what we hope it will inspire. The video features Lauren Della Bella, the president of SHP Leading Design, […]

December 14, 2016, by Greg Lewis

How Virtual Reality is Changing Our Design Communication

Virtual Reality, or VR as it’s commonly called, is becoming the new “it” thing for the future of interactive media. It’s finding its way to the architectural mainstream by quickly branching out of video gaming and into the hands of designers like me. By seeing our spaces in ways that weren’t possible a few years […]

November 7, 2016, by admin

This Election Day, and Always, Every Vote Counts

By Jerry Clark, former Superintendent of Piqua City Schools in Piqua, Ohio and current Business Development Manager at SHP. While most people are glad to see the 2016 election cycle come to a close, there is one aspect we all can agree on: this election has energized voter participation.  During my 45 years of working in […]

September 12, 2016, by Jim Messner

What exactly is Energy Star?

Energy Star.  That little blue logo you may recall seeing on your dishwasher, refrigerator, or water heater.  What is it and why does it appear everywhere? Energy Star is a certification system that was originally born from collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DoE).  Energy Star was launched in 1992 […]