Dec 11, 2017

Des Moines, Iowa (December 11, 2017) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Business Record awarded Shive-Hattery as the Best Workplace for Young Professionals. With over half of its employees under the age of 40, the full-service architecture-engineering design firm was recognized for fostering an atmosphere where young professionals can work and grow. It is a workplace that encourages community involvement, supports further educational opportunities, helps cultivate young leaders and promotes a successful work/life balance. “My design firm is dedicated to developing young professionals knowing they’ll be in leadership positions one day,” said Jill Pudenz, Architect in Shive-Hattery West Des Moines. “I’ve been supported as a working mother and have the flexibility at work to be a mom AND a professional.” “I joined the firm at our Des Moines office in 1997. Since then, we’ve seen our staff grow from 30 to over 100. With that growth, we’ve seen more young professionals join our firm,” said Thomas Bosch, Vice President/Office Director of the Des Moines design office. “It’s becoming increasingly competitive to recruit and retain talented designers at all ages. It’s important we develop a culture and environment that engages our young professionals,” said President Jim Lee. “That means a strong work/life integration so we are supporting passions at work with the freedom and flexibility to pursue personal and community interests.” The Celebrate Business Awards were created to promote the development of the Greater Des Moines (DSM) business community by publicly recognizing unique business initiatives within both large and small businesses in the community. Shive-Hattery is a 375-person architecture and engineering firm with seven offices in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. For more information, visit

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