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Enjoy Fearless Innovation In Our Iowa City Studio. Our People Embrace the Stepping Stones to Success.

People come to Shive-Hattery’s Iowa City studio to build their careers. Our team is committed to helping you excel in your profession. You get to shape your expertise, meet new people, take on new opportunities, and sharpen your skills. 

We enjoy diversity in what we do, who we work with, and how we get our work done. Driven by strong entrepreneurial spirits and a unique mix of long-time employees and staff who are new to the industry, coaching and mentoring happen naturally here. We believe that our prosperity relies on our employees’ well-being, personal growth, and fulfillment.

Shive-Hattery Iowa City Architecture and Engineering Firm

Top 5 Reasons We Love Our Iowa City Studio

  • An onsite construction materials testing lab in our Iowa City architecture and engineering firm makes our space part office, part research facility! Our certified technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to conduct more than 130 kinds of tests.  
  • We promote a culture of experimentation. This means we try new things and aren’t afraid of mistakes. Our team knows how to learn from missteps and move on.
  • Our office is full of windows! Every space is a coveted window seat. This creates an open, transparent, and collaborative environment with fantastic views year-round.
  • We’re part of a lively and walkable college town, just minutes from the University of Iowa. And we’re also surrounded by nature: Lake Macbride State Park, preservation areas, and hiking and biking trails.
  • We get to enjoy amenities galore: nearby coffee shops, public libraries, eateries, local theaters, auditoriums, museums, and so much more.


Matt Barron is Managing Director of the Iowa City studio. 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.

As a structural engineer, Matt works in tandem with his community to develop the spaces in which we all live, work and play. He creates tailored, tangible value that adds to communities by getting to know clients, their culture and priorities. Matt specializes in design for food and pharmaceutical clients to maintain their infrastructure and adapt their facilities to ever-changing needs.

The Details

2839 Northgate Dr
Iowa City, IA 52245

University of Iowa T Anne Cleary Walkway Improvements

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Making our Mark Across Iowa City

With long-established roots here, our Iowa City architecture and engineering firm has built partnerships with organizations like the University of Iowa and the City of North Liberty. From K-12 schools and college football stadiums to senior living environments and industrial sites, you can see evidence of our work no matter where you go. 

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“I approach every relationship with a spirit of service. Helping people realize their goals is why I became an engineer.”

– Matt Barron, Managing Director | Shive-Hattery

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