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Our Lincoln design studio is one of more than 200 businesses that make up the Historic Haymarket, home to some of lincoln’s biggest annual events. 

Although we have a flexible environment and support remote work, our team members make it a priority to get to the office. We’re all about team effort, supporting one another, and stepping up to help each other with tight-turnaround projects.

We’ve made our mark in the commercial sector, restaurants and retail, and workplace design, but our architecture and design expertise can be found in multifamily work. We complete projects not only in Lincoln, but also across Nebraska and the Midwest.

Shive-Hattery Lincoln Architecture and Engineering Firm

Top 5 Reasons We Love Our Lincoln Studio

  • We’re located on the second floor of a historical building, and we have very cool neighbors—including the most popular local coffee shop chain in Lincoln. Because of this, we’re always making connections with community members. 
  • There are constant conversations in our office about how we can achieve the best possible results for our clients. 
  • Because we’re part of a walkable community, we often find ourselves walking to lunch together or meeting for happy hour after work. 
  • At any given time, you may find some of us—or all of us!—debating movie plotlines or trying strange foods together.
  • Our environment is casual. No strict hours and no formal dress code (unless there’s an important meeting). 


Dave 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.

The Details

800 P St, Ste 203
Lincoln, NE 68508

Container reuse, shipping container, multi-family residential

Hometown Feature

Containers on Vine

We’re known for our work on container homes — especially Containers on Vine. They give people a place to live near City Center without taking on the big-city costs. Designed with a combination of shipping containers and stick-built construction, they provide contemporary housing using two 40-foot-tall shipping containers.

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“I love to engage with people from all walks of life, get to know them and always strive to better understand and relate to our diverse society. It excites me to recognize someone’s potential, make a small contribution and then see them flourish in something that they are passionate about.”

 Dave Johnson, Housing Market Leader | Shive-Hattery

Working on computers in the Lincoln office


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