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Shive-Hattery Acquires WSM Architects

Acquisition Allows Expansion & Growth into the Southwest

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Shive-Hattery announces that it has acquired WSM Architects, Inc., a 13-person architecture firm in Tucson, Arizona. The acquisition expands Shive-Hattery’s reach to the Southwest and broadens its design capabilities in the corporate workplace, government, education and healthcare markets.


“Shive-Hattery and WSM Architects are both built on a foundation of strong client service. We remain steadfast in providing continuity in service with the best depth of talent from across our design firm,” said Shive-Hattery President Jennifer Bennett, SE, PE. “Remote work technology has made this possible where we can customize the best team for each client, regardless of whether our designers are located in the Midwest or Southwest, in order to create a seamless experience which our clients value, appreciate and expect.”

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WSM Architects will operate as WSM Architects, a Division of Shive-Hattery, Inc.


“WSM Architects and Shive-Hattery share a strong cultural fit that is mutually beneficial for our clients and design talent,” said Paul Mickelberg, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal of WSM Architects. “Joining Shive-Hattery enhances and complements our values, and we look forward to being a part of a larger team to provide more design capabilities for our clients and growth opportunities our employees.”