Shaneekua is a Principal at 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. Her belief is that quality design is not only based on knowledge and expertise but also the ability to evoke human emotion. She challenges designers to think of each project as a catalyst for change in quality of life and standard of living. She has been able to build a team based on collaboration and mutual respect for creative thought.
Shaneekua is a native of East New York, Brooklyn. She has received a Diploma from Brooklyn Technical High School and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. She is a Registered Architect in New York and New Jersey.
She maintains professional affiliations with the American Institute of Architects and the National Organization of Minority Architects. Prior to forming SLM Architecture with her husband Andrew, she worked for Danois Architects and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Throughout her career, she has acquired expertise in multi-family housing, sacred building typologies and educational facilities. In addition, she has worked in the non-profit community development industry as a project manager with oversight of real estate development projects for New York City’s low-income residents. Through longstanding relationships, expertise and a collective approach she has designed over 5,000 units of new construction and renovated housing and multiple community facilities.
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As a co-founder and Partner, Andrew has been able to implement business strategies which have contributed to the operational success and overall visibility of the firm. He is a well-rounded professional with a pragmatic philosophy and viewpoint towards the architectural design process. Known as a hand-on individual, he also believes in taking a proactive approach during construction administration to ensure design intent as well as ownership objectives are achieved.
After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University in 1993, Andrew relocated home to New York.
Since then, he has cultivated his career development at some of the most respected and industry leading Architecture and Construction firms in the country with an emphasis on checks-and-balances related to quality control issues during construction. In 2009, he joined forces with his wife Shaneekua to establish a Project Management company which eventually made the successful transition to the architectural practice, which is SLM Architecture, P.C.
He possesses professional aptitude and demonstrated abilities to manage projects and nurture relationships with clients and professional peers alike.
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