SFS Architecture


Mike Shaughnessy

Founding Principal

Mike Shaughnessy, SFS founding principal, approaches the planning and design of each project as a blank slate, without preconceived solutions. His commitment to quality and talent for recognizing and responding to the unique aspects of each situation has allowed him to design facilities that truly respond to user needs and provide an ongoing, positive experience. His projects have received numerous AIA design excellence awards; Mike’s own favorites are those structures that are “enjoyable spaces to be in again and again…even after returning many times over.” Man cannot live solely on professional achievement, however: Mike also enjoys golf, coffee, and his uncanny ability to locate food in the office before Kerry Newman absconds with it.


Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, 1962

Recent Projects

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School
St. Joseph Catholic Church Restoration
Holy Cross Catholic Church Sanctuary Renovation
Midwest Public Risk Headquarters
St Matthew the Apostle Parish
Holy Angels Catholic Church
Reynolds Journalism Institute
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
St. Elizabeth Catholic Parish Master Plan
St. Peter’s Catholic Parish Planning Study
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Shawnee) Planning Study
St. James Catholic Parish Master Plan

Community Involvement