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Discover Our Cedar Rapids Studio. A Collaborative Haven in a Delightful Downtown Setting.

A lot of the work that comes out of our Cedar Rapids architecture and engineering studio is work you might not notice — but its the stuff that makes life good. The projects we take on directly impact quality of life, whether we’re helping a manufacturer feed the world, designing learning spaces to boost retention, helping a hospital address a roof failure, or making neighborhoods more walkable.

We’re a humble, inquisitive, heads-down group that cares more about making a difference than showing off. Our team is a great mix of employees with decades of experience and those still early in their careers.

Shive-Hattery Cedar Rapids Architecture & Engineering Firm

Top 5 Reasons we love Our cedar rapids studio

  • There’s nothing like the experience of downtown Cedar Rapids. Beautiful ginkgo leaves everywhere, public art, and sometimes the sweet smell of Crunch Berries wafting through the air (if the wind is moving in the right direction)! 
  • The office isn’t spread across several floors. We work together in a cozy, comfortable environment where everyone you need is nearby.
  • Our space lets in so much natural light! No matter where you are, you get to enjoy views and daylight.
  • Staff at every level get the support they need. If you want to book a hotel room, order office supplies, cater an event, or find a place to hold a meeting, we have people who can help.


Nick Hatz is Managing Director of the Cedar Rapids design office and corporate headquarters. He is responsible for a culture aligned with Shive-Hattery’s guiding principle, values and purpose. He’s an advocate for employees, fostering mentoring, development and engagement, while supporting growth strategies for culture, client experience, project delivery and profitability.

Nick is a civil engineer who solves challenging site design issues, from master planning through design and construction. His goal with every project is to help clients improve the community landscape.

The Details

222 3rd Ave SE, Ste 300
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Scenic Mount Trashmore: Repurposed landfill, 2013.


From Trash To Treasure.

The Recreational Transformation of Mount Trashmore.

Complete with hiking and biking trails and a scenic overlook, we were tasked with improving safety at the entrance to Mount Trashmore and creating a permanent structure for staff.

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“Here you get to learn the ‘business of the business.’ Shive-Hattery teaches you how to be a consultant that clients truly value.”

— Nick Hatz, Managing Director | Shive-Hattery

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