Architecture Firm Adds South Bend Company

Architecture Firm Adds South Bend Company

Epoch, an 11-person architecture design firm located in South Bend, IN, has joined Shive-Hattery. The integration complements design capabilities for both firms.

Founded in 2012, Epoch will operate as Epoch, a Division of Shive-Hattery. Through the integration, client offerings will be enhanced with the ability to provide a full suite of in-house design services including architecture, engineering, interior design and landscape architecture.

“Both of our organizations value being a trusted part of our communities and have an unwavering focus on earning and keeping long-term relationships with clients,” said Jim Lee, Shive-Hattery President. “This is an intentional step towards sustainable growth and demonstrates our commitment to providing comprehensive design solutions with the best talent.”

Epoch’s leadership and staff will continue with the firm for a seamless transition with no disruption to client relationships or projects, an important consideration for Epoch founder, Kyle Copelin.

“Creating the right client experience depends on having the right people in place. We have a solid foundation built upon our cultural fit,” added Copelin. “We can now expand our reach to better serve clients and create new opportunities for our designers.”

The addition of Epoch expands on the firm’s recent growth; last year, Lincoln, Nebraska-based studio951 also joined with the company.

studio951 is an 18-person architecture design firm in Lincoln, Nebraska. At the time of the announcement, company officials said this integration will strengthen design capabilities for both organizations in the commercial, retail, multi-family, and healthcare markets and offer clients a wider range of design services including architecture, engineering, interior design, and landscape architecture.

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