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Shive-Hattery’s Tucson design studio sits at the base of the Catalina Foothills, where you can find legendary art galleries, fabulous golf courses, and excellent restaurants. It’s a great place to work and live. 

Our office is bordered by five mountain ranges, which means we’re surrounded by beauty—not only the mountains, but also the Rillito River, national parks, and desert. You can spend every day outside hiking, camping, biking, rock climbing, cave viewing, kayaking, or taking a dip in the water.

Shive-Hattery Tucson Architecture and Engineering Firm

Top 5 Reasons We Love Our Tucson Studio

  • We’re in a great location and close to everything. You can zip downtown or get to the freeway within minutes.
  • Our office is part of a vibrant retail plaza, which means we get to enjoy fantastic food, coffee shops, med spas, boutiques, and a bank all within close walking distance.
  • When you’re ready to call it a day, there’s live outdoor music to enjoy right outside our office doors almost every night.
  • We’re on The Loop, which makes it easy to take a great walk or ride along the riverbed. It also connects us to parks, BMX tracks, farmers’ markets, and the city as a whole.
  • Because we’re near the University of Arizona campus, our internship program is strong. We welcome design and architecture students to our office every year.


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.

The Details

4330 N Campbell Ave, Ste 268
Tucson, AZ 85718

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Providing Premier CTE Programs

Students who want to pursue careers in culinary arts, mechatronics, robotics, aviation, healthcare, or 3D animation can now complete their high school education and earn industry certification at the same time. The JTED Innovative Learning Center @ the Bridges supports hands-on training and makes sure students are ready to enroll in higher education or enter the workforce as soon as they graduate.

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“A learning culture is the common denominator for successful mentoring, career development and overall employee engagement.”

Joel Mesik, Managing Director | Shive-Hattery

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