SHW (formerly S+H Works) was founded in 2009 by Hugh Schaeffer and Sarah Hatfield. Following careers at other local firms, we set out on our own to define our aesthetic and response to the urban environment.  Since our inception, we have grown to a staff of twelve and continue to build on our fundamental tenants of inclusive design, urbanism and adaptability. The majority of our work is urban infill within Seattle, reflecting our commitment to the urban environment as a sustainable place to live and work.

Our reach is extensive and diverse, but we are not generalists. We take on projects we believe in and know we can execute. We value long-term clients and relationships – clients that believe in us, trust us, and acknowledge our results. We know it takes a team effort to make a successful project.  We view our clients, consultants, and contractors as members of our team.  By working together, we consistently bring our shared vision from concept into reality.

Services And Capabilities


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Analysis & Planning
  • Permitting & Entitlements
  • Full Service Architectural Design
  • Space Planning
  • Interior Design & Materials Selection
  • Bidding & Contractor Negotiation
  • Construction Administration
  • 3D Printing and Model Building

  • Multifamily / Mixed-Use Housing
  • Townhouses / Rowhouses
  • Single-Family & DADUs
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Hospitality & Hotels
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Offices & Showrooms
  • Historical & Adaptive Re-Use

The Team

Sarah Hatfield, AIA


Hugh Schaeffer


Lindsay Radliff


Amelia Simoncelli

Project Manager

Eric Kenyon


Lucas Draper


Heather Moore

Business Operations Manager

Elena Leviceva


Nigel Fenton


Becky Peng


Rebecca Thompson



SHW is always looking for qualified candidates.
Please email info@s-hw.com



Prospective candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Experienced with both low-rise and mid-rise architecture
  • Be in the process of obtaining their license
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to supervise others, coordinate work, and manage production schedules.
  • Good verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, multi-task, and manage multiple projects
  • Aesthetic sensibilities consistent with our modern designs
  • Creative problem solving
  • Advanced knowledge of the Seattle Land-Use Code, Seattle Building & Residential codes
  • Experience with permitting through Seattle SDCI
  • Fluency w/ AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, Adobe Suite & MS office is required

Full-Time, benefits, pay DOE. Work environment you’ll love.

Email your resume and portfolio (10mb max) to: info@s-hw.com. Please no phone calls or drop-ins, we will contact prospective candidates.

Giving Back