The firm said in statement that the move allows it 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, it 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, Illinois; Valparaiso, Indiana; and Chesterfield, Missouri. For more information, visit www.shive-hattery.com.