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M+H Architects Celebrates Silver Anniversary

2014 marks our 25th (silver) anniversary!  In case you don’t know, we are a St. Louis based architecture firm specializing in educational, industrial, retail and mission critical projects as well as commercial design.  Our story began in 1989 as two friends collaborating over the passion for design excellence, delivered with a personal touch, and has grown into a company with nationwide capabilities.

Over the last 25 years M+H has designed thousands of projects and received a multitude of awards. Our accomplishments span the nation, cover nine markets, and include the following:

  • 2.5 million square feet of LEED certified projects
  • 45 million square feet of industrial facilities
  • Repeat clients comprise 87% of our portfolio
  • We have partnered with 70% of the top 10 largest independent private secondary schools (According to the St. Louis Business Journal)
  • We have worked with 30 of the Fortune 500 Companies
  • We have designed award winning projects nationwide

When Larry Mitchell and Mark Hugeback teamed up to form M+H Architects their mission was to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients by providing a collaborative team environment, creative design, and responsive service on all projects.  In our 11th year M+H Architects (then Mitchell + Hugeback) was listed in the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the fastest growing, independently owned companies.

Our company now supports 24 team members, 9 of which are LEED Accredited Professionals.  These diverse individuals build off each other’s talents to create the best solutions for each project.  Included in our team are 8 senior staff members that have been with the company for an average of 16 years each.  This loyalty and dedication demonstrates that building lasting relationships has always been at the heart of M+H.

Employee satisfaction and retention is a high priority for us.  The studio atmosphere of our office promotes communication, collaboration and the opportunity to learn from each other. The synergy and teamwork created by the design process allows us to test concepts, evaluate proposed solutions and create options, which ultimately result in a better experience and take the project to a higher level.

“Our ability to collaborate and truly listen to our employees and clients fortifies our relationships. We’re proud to say repeat clients and their referrals have been our biggest source of growth over the past 25 years,” said Mitchell.

Hugeback added, “We know responsiveness is everything and we want to position all our clients to succeed.”

We understands our client’s business. As a USGBC Member, we are experienced at applying integrated design concepts to reduce building operational and construction lifecycle costs while providing superior amenity and comfort for occupants. We are licensed in 38 states, and have built a reputation for successfully executing projects smoothly, on time, and within budget, across the country.

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