Lively engagement results in extraordinary places. SHKS Architects find elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each site and building project to reflect our clients’ aspirations. Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture’s inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments. Our practice is focused on the renovation, repair, and adaptation of buildings for contemporary use; conserving embodied energy, habitat, material, and cultural resources. Since its founding in 1997, SHKS has designed innovative projects from libraries and historic building rehabilitations to houses and forward-looking workplaces. Through programming, design, and construction, SHKS leads clients and project teams in optimizing spaces for living in: gathering and learning, work and play.