For more than three decades, the Principals have worked in a collaborative style, combing their expertise for each of the firm’s projects. The founding Principals are John P. Sheehy, FAIA, RIBA, William J. Higgins, FAIA, and Sherry Caplan, IIDA, Associate AIA, previously were Principals of The Architects Collaborative (TAC), a firm founded by Walter Gropius based on the Bauhaus tradition of modernism and multi-disciplinary collaboration.


The design and planning process advocated by Architecture International is characterized by extensive hands-on involvement of the Principals’ design imagination and creativity, and their collaborative involvement allows each project to fully benefit from their extensive experience and working knowledge of development, construction technology, materials and costs. The Principals also bring a tenacious spirit of determination to make each project a reality.