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Heckendorn Shiles Architects

347 East Conestoga Road Wayne, Chester, PA 19087

Phone: (610) 994-3500
Email: [email protected]
14 Nov 2022
United States of America
Don Pearse
Don Pearse


Year Established: 1989

Heckendorn Shiles Architects is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm.  We follow a studio philosophy:  one single, close-knit group of designers committed to constant collaboration within our team and with our clients.

Since our founding in 1989, we have purposefully diversified our portfolio and skills, feeling energized every time a new project type is taken on.  HSA offers design solutions for interior, educational, therapeutic, workplace and residential projects; community and municipal buildings; public health and safety facilities; space, site and master planning; sports facilities and ice rinks; feasibility studies; adaptive re-use; art installation; historic restoration; and more.   Regardless of the project type or size, HSA is committed to delivering fresh and powerful designs - problem-solving, innovating, and imagining something new.

Types of Work

  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Commercial/Office
  • Educational Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Historic Preservation/Restoration
  • Hospitality/Retail
  • Interior Design
  • Residential: Single family
  • Sports Facilities/Stadiums


Architects:  11

Interior Designers:  4 (all WELL AP certified)

Administration: 2


Avon Grove Charter School (Master Plan, STEM Addition, Collaboratory), Landenberg PA; Tredyffrin-Easttown School District (Conestoga High School Expansion, Infrastructure Plan, Athletics Complex), Tredyffrin Township, PA; The Ralph J. Roberts Boys and Girls Club (historic restoration), Germantown, PA; Longwood Gardens Headhouse, Kennett Square, PA; ESYHF Ice Rinks (Scanlon, Simons & Laura Sims), Philadelphia, PA;  Flyers Practice Facility, Voorhees, NJ; Valley Forge Educational Services (Campus Plan, Campus Improvements), Malvern, PA; Montgomery County (Coroner’s Office, Archives, Emergency Preparedness Center), Montgomery County, PA;  Olde Covered Wagon (historic restoration), Wayne, PA; Essity, Cira Centre, Philadelphia, PA;  Magic Hour, New Mexico State University, NM; Access Community Center, Chester, PA; Philadelphia Pier 5 Private Condominium, Philadelphia, PA;  Ambler Boiler House, Ambler PA; Bala House Montessori School, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Comcast SportsNet & Comcast Spectacor, Wells Fargo Center, Phila, PA;  Easttown Township Police Station & Municipal Facility, Devon, PA; HMS School, Phila., PA; ICT Corporate Headquarters, Newtown, PA; Melmark, Berwyn, PA; New Garden Township Town Hall and Community Center, Landenberg, PA; Philadelphia School District Administrative Headquarters, 440 N. Broad St., Phila., PA; QVC Studio & Founders Park, West Chester, PA; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Wayne, PA; Wells Fargo Center Fan Zone, Phila., PA


Most Recent:  2021 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, Outstanding Design (The Collaboratory, Avon Grove Charter School);  2021  ABC Delaware Excellence in Construction Awards, GC/CM $20-30M  (Longwood Gardens) ; 2021  BOMA Philadelphia Best of the Best Awards, Lobby – Suburban (1200 Morris Avenue) ; 2019  ABC Eastern PA Excellence in Construction Awards, Best Residential Project $1-5 Million (Philadelphia Pier 5 Condominium)

Four awards for historic preservation projects; Three awards for adaptive re-use projects.

Leadership Team 

Matthew A. Heckendorn, AIA, LEED AP

Jared Bookhamer, AIA


Bryant Snyder, AIA, LEED AP


Primary Contact:  Matthew A. Heckendorn, AIA, LEED AP,  [email protected]

General Inquiry:  [email protected]

Marketing: Suzanne Heckendorn, [email protected]

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