Established in 1985 SH Architecture is a recognized leader in the area of sustainable design and architecture in the desert southwest. Having completed projects around the country, they have shown their ability to adapt to various programmatic needs and climates. SH Architecture is heavily involved with the development of new school prototypes for the Clark County School District.
On a Las Vegas basketball court in 1985, Steve Swisher and Ron Hall met for the first time. This chance meeting soon led to the creation of a partnership and Swisher Hall Architects. The firm continued to grow with the Las Vegas area and by 2002, employed over 50 employees and was the 3rd largest architecture firm in the state of Nevada.
In 2005 the firm had evolved from its roots and was re-branded as SH Architecture with Curt J Carlson, AIA; John V. Anderson, John A. Sawdon and Mark McGinty owning the firm.
The firm was awarded the internationally recognized MacConnell Award for K-12 school programming and design in 2008. The award was presented for the prototype High School designed for the Clark County School District. This prototype has been constructed twice: the Northwest Career and Technical Academy and the East Career and Technical Academy.
In 2005 SH Architecture was awarded the Nevada Architecture firm of the year by the Nevada Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This award was in recognition of 20 years of sustained service to the state of Nevada and the practice of Architecture.
In 2007 SH Architecture was awarded the first Sustainable Practice Award by the American Institute of Architects. The award was given for the grassroots effort of SH Architecture to teach and live the core principals of sustainability.
In 2009 SH Architecture was awarded an AIA Honor award for the design of the Cashman Equipment Corporate Headquarters in Henderson, Nevada.
Eric M Roberts was awarded the Associate of the year award by the American Institute of Architects in 2008 and the Young Architect of the Year in 2010. He serves as the State Government coordinator for the American Institute of Architects in Nevada.