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Shive-Hattery Acquires Design Organization


Acquisition allows for expansion into Chicago and Indiana

By Susan Lustig

Published November 19, 2012

Shive-Hattery announced it has acquired Design Organization, Inc., a 29-person architecture, interior design and planning firm, with offices in Chicago and Valparaiso, Ind. The acquisition allows Shive-Hattery to broaden its geographical reach and to strengthen its design capabilities in the higher education, corporate workplace and healthcare markets.

Design Organization was founded in 1971. As part of the arrangement, Design Organization will operate as Design Organization, Inc., a Division of Shive-Hattery, Inc.

Shive-Hattery is a 350-person architectural and engineering firm with offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and West Des Moines, Iowa; Bloomington, Chicago, Downers Grove, and Moline, Ill.; Valparaiso, Ind.; and Chesterfield, Mo.

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