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Shive-Hattery’s Valparaiso Studio Has a Feeling All Its Own.

Our location makes for an easy commute, we’re within walking distance of good shopping and restaurants, there’s a park nearby (one we designed!), and we’re minutes from the Lake Michigan shoreline.

We like to say that our Valparaiso studio is just the right size — not too big, and not too small. With a team of about 25 people, we all get to know each other well. We even bring our families together throughout the year, too.

Shive-Hattery Valparaiso Architecture and Engineering Firm

Top 5 Reasons We Love Our Valparaiso Studio

  • Everybody here rallies around fun! From building gingerbread houses and playing laser tag to attending murder mystery dinners and walking downtown for ice cream when the weather’s nice, we know how to have fun together.
  • If you have an idea, we want to hear it. We have an open environment and encourage everyone to speak their minds, whether you’re a summer intern or long-time employee.
  • We give back to our community. Just one example: Every year, we lend our time to United Way’s Day of Caring.
  • Stifling isn’t our style. We don’t believe in micromanaging or heavy-handed leadership, either.
  • We have a sketch club! You don’t have to be an architect or interior designer to join in on the relaxation and opportunity for artistic expression. 


Andy Moats is Managing Director of the Valparaiso design studio located in the heart of a picturesque downtown. 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.

Andy is a healthcare architect with over 35 years of experience. He has a special ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders (physicians, administration, nursing, technical staff, facilities, equipment vendors and regulatory agencies). In addition to serving as Managing Director, Andy leads the Healthcare Buildings Market Team for Shive-Hattery.

The Details

57 Franklin St, Ste 201
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Valparaiso Central Park Farmers Market

Hometown Feature

A Space for All Generations

Dubbed one of five Great Public Spaces in the United States by the American Planning Association, Shive-Hattery helped transform half a city block into Central Park Plaza: the home to year-round outdoor fun in the center of downtown Valparaiso. Community members can enjoy farmers’ markets, concerts, a splash pad, live theater, and ice skating and hockey here.

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“The Valparaiso studio is all about community and partnerships. We value learning and mentoring in a positive, design culture where ideas and people flourish.”

– Andy Moats | Healthcare Buildings Market Leader

Valparaiso Little Library


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