About Us John Shafer & Associates, Inc. is an architectural and planning firm that was founded in 1992. The firm consists of a core group of individuals with complementary skills in architecture and planning. Our mission is to design buildings that contribute to the built environment and enhance our quality of life. We strive to add value through creativity and innovation. Aligning ourselves with our clients’ goals, we deliver services that meet their time, budget and quality objectives. Together with our clients and consultants, our firm has had the opportunity to complete many successful projects.