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Strengthen and Grow Your Network In Shive-Hattery’s Growing Kansas City Studio.

Some of our best and brightest — with work experience in our Cedar Rapids and Chicago studios — are now heading up our Kansas City location.

Because this office is just getting its start, we get to chart our own path and build something special from the ground up. Our team is putting its entrepreneurial mindset to work to build a multidisciplinary firm focused on relationships and credibility. Every hire we make helps shape the culture of our Kansas City studio.

Shive-Hattery Kansas City Architecture and Engineering Firm

Top 5 Reasons we love our kansas city studio

  • Because we’re growing, we get to meet so many new people! Our Kansas City coworking space hosts lots of onsite networking events, such as 1 Million Cups.
  • We’re not about chasing awards or prestige. We’re about hiring and serving good people, doing good in the community, and growing together.
  • We work in an up-and-coming area that’s experiencing major transformation. We’re close to the Kansas City International Airport’s new terminal, adjacent to a new streetcar route, and the World Cup will be played here in 2026!
  • Because we’re part of the Plaza Westport neighborhood, there are great restaurants, museums, and Kansas City’s premier retail center nearby.
  • Our space is surrounded by 80 acres of parkland and trails. If you need a change of scenery to inspire some ideas, all you have to do is step outside.


Dave Johnson is Managing Director of the Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska studios, along with the newly opened Kansas City (Missouri) location. 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.

Dave founded and lead studio951 (now Shive-Hattery) for 25 years. Dave excels at building client relationships, business management and architectural direction for residential single and multi-family, commercial, manufacturing buildings, large mixed-use developments and public buildings. In addition to serving as Managing Director, Dave leads the Housing Market Team for Shive-Hattery.


300 E 39th St, Ste 3M
Kansas City, MO 64111

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“What’s so exciting about working here is our chance to have a real local impact. We get to feel like a startup, but we have the backing of a nationally recognized firm.”

Liam Larkin | Architect

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