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SHANEEKUA HENRY

SLM Architecture, P.C.
Design Solutions, Inc.

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor
New York/ USA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am admiring young people right now. They are informed, engaged and fearless. I think they are graduating with an understanding of the importance of being environmentally conscious.

SHANEEKUA HENRY

Bio:

Shaneekua Henry is a co-founder and Principal, alongside her husband Andrew Henry, who together own SLM Architecture P.C. She leads and partners with a multifaceted team of talented designers and engineers. She oversees all projects from conceptual design, construction documentation through completion of their multi-agency approval phases. Shaneekua’s beliefs are that quality design is not only based on knowledge and expertise but also the ability to evoke human emotion.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My father, who is an entrepreneur as a mechanical subcontractor that planted the seed and encouraged me to use my interests to major in architecture while I was in high school.

What do you do?

Architecture and Design

What excites you in the work you do?

I am most excited by the lives I influence with the decisions I make. In creating architecture, we provide the environment in which people live. Every individual has their own perspective and the walls we create provide the extent of those views.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am admiring young people right now. They are informed, engaged and fearless. I think they are graduating with an understanding of the importance of being environmentally conscious.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I am most proud of our firm’s body of work and its impact on the city’s residents. Some of my highlights have been the personal stories from residents.

Featured Project Name: 

New Brooklyn Manor

Featured Project Location: 

799 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11221

Featured Project Completion Date: 

May 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal Architect

Featured Project Description:

The New Brooklyn Manor Project is a New Construction 5 Story 38 residential unit building located in Brooklyn, NY. The project parameters and criteria included Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and construction Administrative Services.

Photography Credit:

Courtesy of SLM Architecture, P.C. | Design Solutions, Inc