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Our Madison Studio is a Small but Mighty Team.

We consider ourselves lucky to get the opportunity to shape our Madison architecture and engineering firm to suit the needs of the community. 

Today our strengths are found in engineering— mechanical and structural — and we support several Wisconsin industrial plants and government agencies, including the University of Wisconsin system. 

Of course, we can’t forget how great it is to work in Madison! It was recently ranked the best U.S. city to live in by Livability for good reason: a famous farmers’ market, cultural attractions, outdoor sports, and a fun college-town atmosphere, for starters.

Shive-Hattery Madison Architecture and Engineering Firm

Top 5 Reasons We Love Our Madison Studio

  • We’re just a few blocks from Madison’s lively Capitol Square and museums, farmers’ markets, gyms and rec centers, and great eateries.
  • Because our office is in a pedestrian-friendly area, it’s easy to get up, get outside, stretch your legs, and maybe even visit the dog park down the street! 
  • Because we’re a newer studio, we spend lots of time getting Shive-Hattery’s name out into the community, which means fun outings, networking, and meeting new people.
  • There are many opportunities to take on new responsibilities and try innovative things, which leads to significant professional growth.
  • Because of all the engineering work we do, we get to peek behind the curtain of some of Madison’s most beautiful and historic buildings.


Brad Hughes is Managing Director of the Madison 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.

Brad has a deep appreciation of the creative and artistic opportunities in design work, bringing architecture and engineering together in efficient yet elegant ways. As a structural engineer, he is not afraid to do the work necessary to overcome design challenges that will help clients achieve their goals. He is a mentor and volunteer with Engineers Without Borders USA helping to improve the lives of others.

The Details

316 W Washington Ave, Ste 975
Madison, WI 53703

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“This office has grown significantly — from just me to a team of six, and still growing. We have a good mix of experience, and we’re an active group that loves to take advantage of being in the heart of Madison.”

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Brad Hughes, Managing Director | Shive-Hattery

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