About

SHW was founded in 2009 by Hugh Schaeffer and Sarah Hatfield in Seattle, WA. 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 completed over a thousand residential units and numerous commercial and hospitality projects. In 2021 SHW opened an office in Los Angeles further expanding our reach. SHW is licensed in the states of Washington, California, Oregon, Idaho & Alaska.

The majority of our work is urban infill, reflecting our commitment to the urban environment as a sustainable place to live and work.  Our fundamental tenants of inclusive design, urbanism and adaptability are visible in our completed projects.

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

SERVICES

  • Full Service Architectural Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Analysis & Planning
  • Permitting & Entitlements
  • Bidding & Contractor Negotiation
  • Construction Administration
  • Full Service Interior Design
  • FFE Selections & procurement
  • Space Planning
  • 3D Printing and Model Building
PROJECT TYPOLOGIES

  • 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

Principal-in-Charge

Hugh Schaeffer

Principal/Director of Design

Lindsay Radliff

Associate

Samantha Leach

Associate

Amelia Simoncelli

Architect

Jared Pechauer

Architect

Eric Kenyon

Architectural Designer

Lucas Draper

Architectural Designer

Rebecca Thompson

Architect

Kim McKeever

Architectural Designer

Hillary Hodges

Business Operations Manager

Careers

JOB POSTING | 23 May 2022 | SEATTLE

Entry Level & Intermediate Architectural Staff

SHW is hiring for entry and intermediate level architectural/design staff. Multiple positions are available. SHW is working on a variety of typologies with a focus on multi-family, mixed use, commercial and adaptive-reuse. We have recently expanded to Los Angeles as we continue to grow.

Who you are:

  • Experienced: You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at a minimum. 0-3 years office experience is ideal.
  • Adaptable: You have the ability to work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Communicator: You possess excellent verbal, written, and graphic communication skills.
  • Dynamic: You thrive in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking, working on multiple projects, and creative problem solving.
  • Modern: You have aesthetic sensibilities consistent with our modern designs.
  • Eager: You are looking for professional growth.
  • Tech-Savvy: You have strong fluency in Adobe Suite & MS Office. Experience with Revit, AutoCAD and SketchUp is a bonus.

What you can expect from us:

  • Generous Benefits: PTO, health, dental, vision, short and long-term insurance benefits, 401k are included. Public Transit use is subsidized.
  • Environment: SHW strives for a happy and healthy work environment. This includes Work-From-Home Wednesday and frequent happy hours.
  • Growth: We support continued education through time off for professional development, ARE/AXP support, Lunch & Learns and other opportunities.
  • Recognition: You will have the chance to be involved in every step of the design process, from feasibility studies to construction administration.
  • Digital tools: We use a variety of in-house creative tools to express our vision including laser-cutting, 3D printing and form-making.

SHW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

To apply, email your resume and portfolio (10mb max) to info@s-hw.com.

 

 

JOB POSTING | 23 May 2022 | LA

Entry Level & Intermediate Architectural Staff

SHW is a new firm in Los Angeles! We have been in Seattle for over a decade and recently expand to LA. We are in the process of building up our staff and looking for office space. The position will be remote to begin then will transition to an in-person office environment. All equipment will be provided. Occasional travel to Seattle may be required.

This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing architecture firm. We are currently hiring for entry and intermediate level architectural/design staff. SHW is working on a variety of typologies with a focus on multi-family, mixed use, commercial and adaptive-reuse.

Who you are:

  • Experienced: You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at a minimum. 0-3 years office experience is ideal.
  • Adaptable: You have the ability to work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Communicator: You possess excellent verbal, written, and graphic communication skills.
  • Dynamic: You thrive in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking, working on multiple projects, and creative problem solving.
  • Modern: You have aesthetic sensibilities consistent with our modern designs.
  • Eager: You are looking for professional growth.
  • Tech-Savvy: You have strong fluency in Adobe Suite & MS Office. Experience with Revit, AutoCAD and SketchUp is a bonus.

What you can expect from us:

  • Generous Benefits: PTO, health, dental, vision, short and long-term insurance benefits, 401k are included. Public Transit use is subsidized.
  • Environment: SHW strives for a happy and healthy work environment. This includes Work-From-Home Wednesday and frequent happy hours.
  • Growth: We support continued education through time off for professional development, ARE/AXP support, Lunch & Learns and other opportunities.
  • Recognition: You will have the chance to be involved in every step of the design process, from feasibility studies to construction administration.
  • Digital tools: We use a variety of in-house creative tools to express our vision including laser-cutting, 3D printing and form-making.

SHW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

To apply, email your resume and portfolio (10mb max) to info@s-hw.com.

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