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One of Shive-Hattery’s newest offices can be found in Phoenix near the Salt River, a gorgeous hidden gem that stretches through Maricopa and Gila Counties. 

Because we just recently opened our doors here, there’s nothing but opportunity in front of us. Our team members get to help build Shive-Hattery’s reputation, culture, and team, creating a Phoenix architecture and engineering firm with reach across the city— and across the state.

Shive-Hattery Phoenix Architecture and Engineering Firm

Top 5 Reasons We Love Our Phoenix Studio

  • We’re located at the edge of the Arizona State University campus, and our workspace has a beautiful view of Tempe and the mountains. You can watch people hiking Hayden Butte from our windows!
  • We’re part of a very active area on Mill Avenue, which hosts many events and festivals you can experience by simply stepping outside. 
  • The office is surrounded by excellent food and cool shops, including a coffee shop and gym right below us. 
  • We’re in a coworking space that provides breakfast and lunch every day. It’s not only a great perk, but also a great way to get to know the companies that work next door.
  • Our team gets to travel to support projects in other offices, including Tucson.


Joel Mesik is Managing Director of the Phoenix and Tucson design studios. 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.

Joel was a founding member of WSM Architects (now Shive-Hattery) in Tucson. He has over 25 years of experience in educational projects, ranging from new schools to renovations, additions to central plants, re-roofing, culinary arts, and ADA compliance. His expertise also includes military and governmental projects. Military projects have been completed at Davis-Monthan AFB, Luke AFB, Ft. Huachuca Air Base, Nellis AFB, as well as installations in other states. Project clients have included the cities of Tucson, Peoria, Surprise, and Oro Valley.


222 South Mill Ave, Ste 800, Unit 5
Tempe, AZ 85281

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“I can’t describe the culture here as anything but exciting. We’re having a great time meeting a lot of new people and bringing on new clients to build this location.”

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