Prentis Hale received his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, has an undergraduate degree in History from Yale University, and has performed traveling research in Stockholm on a Valle Scholarship. Prior to establishing SHED, Hale worked as a lead carpenter for a Seattle design/build firm learning to build. From 1998 to present, Hale has worn the various hats of business principal, designer, builder and fabricator through the conceptualization and realization of a broad range of commercial, residential and fabrication projects. In addition to his professional activities, Hale teaches design studio on an annual basis at the University of Washington College of the Built Environment, participates in local architectural collaboratives and arts communities, and undertakes numerous independent architectural research projects.
Thomas Schaer received his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Babson College. As co-founder and principal of SHED, Mr. Schaer has been instrumental in establishing an architectural practice that combines design and fabrication. His extensive knowledge of steel fabrication and building construction has been applied across a wide range of historic preservation, residential and fabrication projects. In addition, Mr. Schaer remains involved at the University of Washington College of the Built Environment as an outside critic and studio instructor.
Greg Shiffler received a bachelorís degree in architecture from the Ohio state university in 1999 and a master of architecture degree from the University of Washington in 2004. Before coming to SHED he was involved in design build projects with the Northern Cheyenne Indians in Montana, for a primary school in Juitepec, Mexico, with the Yakima Nation Housing Authority in Eastern Washington, and for a private client in Galicia, Spain. He was licensed to practice architecture in 2009. He became the proud father of twin girls, Emma and Lucia, in November 2007.
Cindy Livni has an Interior Design degree from Bellevue College and is a LEED AP. She also holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University. She has long been interested in green building and design, which stems from her past education in natural medicine. Ms. Livni has experience in space planning, materials selection, and bathroom and kitchen design. She has a passion for simple living and modern design.