SH_Arc is a design oriented firm who believes in creating solutions through design and not sticking design onto solutions. We foster intensive collaboration and dialogue with our clients, site and program. Balancing these forces is essential to the success of our works. Through this process we create meaningful space and structures intimately connected to function and context, craft and detail, living and building, that elevates them to a high level of beauty and practicality. Insistence on team commitment, principal involvement, careful management and outstanding client services insures achieving proect budget and schedule objectives. Principal Scott Hughes and partner John Umbanhowar have worked together since 1998, with offices on the coast of Florida and California. The junior Umbanhowar keeps Hughes on his toes, while senior Hughes’ experience gives Umbanhowar a useful “touch of grey.” Since its 2001 reinception SH_ARC’s strong body of work has earned the firm unique recognition within the design community across the country. The team has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing its wide range of design accomplishments.