Firm History

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M+H Architects began as Mitchell and Hugeback Architects in 1989, and our focus was to be a service business specializing in architecture. We worked hard to develop and maintain good relationships with clients by providing personal attention, design excellence, quality documents and great service on projects.

During our 11th year in business Mitchell+Hugeback was listed in the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the fastest growing, independently owned companies. Our growth is a response to the repeat opportunities provided by loyal clients and the recommendations they give to their colleagues, which have opened doors to new markets and an expanded geographical coverage.

In 2008, Mitchell and Hugeback Architects changed to M+H Architects, reflective of the cohesive group of talented individuals, who by design, build off each other’s talents to create the best solutions for every project. A high level of enthusiasm is sustained because we empower each member of our team to provide personal attention to all stages of the project, in the same manner as Larry Mitchell and Mark Hugeback found critical to building the firm’s reputation.

As was true in its conception, the key to M+H Architects’ collective continued success is found in our commitment to the development, nurturing and maintenance of our client relationships.

Firm Culture

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  • We work together... as a team.

    Clients, designers, construction document specialists, engineers and contractors all provide significant value and ideas that, when combined, can bring out the best in each other and create a successful project. The synergy and collaboration created by the design process allows us to test concepts, evaluate proposed solutions and create options, which ultimately will take the project to a higher level.

    We take advantage of our resources.

    As a team we can share ideas and build on our collective strengths. Whether it is a design solution or the best way to detail a construction component, by collaborating we can bring out the best ideas or solutions, all for the client’s benefit. We also utilize Newforma, a powerful collaboration software program for Project Management to help with internal and external team communication.

  • Delivery - We complete what we promise on time and on schedule.

    We do whatever it takes to meet the most demanding time frames and budget restraints creatively and thoroughly. Our collaborative and flexible studio atmosphere promotes communication, debate and learning from each other. Our delivery process utilizes a state-of-the-art system of networked workstations running Revit Architecture 2012 and Autodesk 2012, along with other high-end software programs. Our Dual-T1 connection to the Internet, allows us to communicate and develop documents from concept through completion with incredible speed and accuracy.

    Commitment starts at the top and permeates the entire team at M+H Architects.

    Both Larry Mitchell and Mark Hugeback, as hands-on owners of the company, are committed to personal service. When clients were asked to identify the deciding factor in choosing M+H Architects, they said it was that they knew they would receive the attention and involvement of Larry and Mark. Approximately 90% of our clients have honored us with repeat opportunities, a testimony to their satisfaction with our services.

  • To say we are responsive is an understatement.

    It’s not unusual for us to meet with a client regarding an opportunity and turn around a proposal with conceptual design options within a week. Clients, including The St. Louis Rams, Disney, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, Lucent Technologies, The Gap and Old Navy, discovered the responsiveness of M+H Architects, which made the difference when they were evaluating team members for design.

    Personal attention, design excellence, and quality are delivered on time and within budget.

    It’s the way we define the architectural profession. We wouldn’t work any other way.

  • We deliver.

    We do what we say we’ll do, on schedule. Clients respect our thorough understanding of the design-build approach and the competitive bidding process. They know we’ll work with them to solve field issues, while minimizing the need for change orders.

    M+H Architects = talented individuals who create the best solutions for every project.

    Enthusiasm is one of our greatest attributes. It allows us to provide personal attention at all stages of the project. As our clients attest, our approach and philosophy are unique in the industry.

  • We work together... as a team.

    Clients, designers, construction document specialists, engineers and contractors all provide significant value and ideas that, when combined, can bring out the best in each other and create a successful project. The synergy and collaboration created by the design process allows us to test concepts, evaluate proposed solutions and create options, which ultimately will take the project to a higher level.

  • We take advantage of our resources.

    As a team we can share ideas and build on our collective strengths. Whether it is a design solution or the best way to detail a construction component, by collaborating we can bring out the best ideas or solutions, all for the client’s benefit. We also utilize Newforma, a powerful collaboration software program for Project Management to help with internal and external team communication.

  • Delivery - We complete what we promise on time and on schedule.

    We do whatever it takes to meet the most demanding time frames and budget restraints creatively and thoroughly. Our collaborative and flexible studio atmosphere promotes communication, debate and learning from each other. Our delivery process utilizes a state-of-the-art system of networked workstations running Revit Architecture 2012 and Autodesk 2012, along with other high-end software programs. Our Dual-T1 connection to the Internet, allows us to communicate and develop documents from concept through completion with incredible speed and accuracy.

  • Commitment starts at the top and permeates the entire team at M+H Architects.

    Both Larry Mitchell and Mark Hugeback, as hands-on owners of the company, are committed to personal service. When clients were asked to identify the deciding factor in choosing M+H Architects, they said it was that they knew they would receive the attention and involvement of Larry and Mark. Approximately 90% of our clients have honored us with repeat opportunities, a testimony to their satisfaction with our services.

  • To say we are responsive is an understatement.

    It’s not unusual for us to meet with a client regarding an opportunity and turn around a proposal with conceptual design options within a week. Clients, including The St. Louis Rams, Disney, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, Lucent Technologies, The Gap and Old Navy, discovered the responsiveness of M+H Architects, which made the difference when they were evaluating team members for design.

  • Personal attention, design excellence, and quality are delivered on time and within budget.

    It’s the way we define the architectural profession. We wouldn’t work any other way.

  • We deliver.

    We do what we say we’ll do, on schedule. Clients respect our thorough understanding of the design-build approach and the competitive bidding process. They know we’ll work with them to solve field issues, while minimizing the need for change orders.

  • M+H Architects = talented individuals who create the best solutions for every project.

    Enthusiasm is one of our greatest attributes. It allows us to provide personal attention at all stages of the project. As our clients attest, our approach and philosophy are unique in the industry.