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Hastings+Chivetta is an architectural firm dedicated to shaping campus life. At over 220 colleges and universities in 40 states across the nation, we have designed places that influence how people live on campus.  These campuses are all alive, all connected and all evolving with time. 

Leading our services is an integrated team of architects, engineers, designers and managers. Our process is guided by a commitment to collaboration and unbridled creativity. We’re your partners. Expect us to listen as much as we speak, and show as much as we tell.

We trace our roots to Bryce Hastings and Tony Chivetta whose friendship began in architectural school and the ROTC program.   Their commitment to building partnerships with our clients created the foundation for our firm and is part of our DNA. 

Our reputation that has led to referral after referral from clients all over the country.  More than 80 percent of our work is from repeat or referral clients. 

Chris Chivetta, PE, LEED AP BD+C

622 Emerson Rd.
Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63141
United States


In the News

For the Win: Esports Facilities Generate Attention for Higher Education

Published 4/14/2021

A few years ago, Columbia College in Missouri had a small maintenance garage that wasn’t adding much value. Today, it’s the Gaming Hut, the nexus of Columbia’s esports program, part of a trend on many campuses that’s getting video gamers out of their dorm rooms and into a world of collaboration, competition, and learning. An esports facility is “a perfect example of a small space being reclaimed, a social space with performance and practice areas,” explains Chris Chivetta, president of Hastings+Chivetta Architects, which has worked on a number of these projects.

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Saint Louis University Opens Integrated Science & Engineering Building

Published 8/7/2020

Saint Louis University opened the $50 million Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Building in August of 2020 in St. Louis. Designed by Hastings+Chivetta with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the three-story, 90,000-sf facility features a full-height atrium, 10,000 sf of research space, and an active learning classroom that can accommodate up to 210 students.

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Dixie State University Dedicates Human Performance Center

Published 12/8/2019

Dixie State University dedicated the $60 million Human Performance Center in November of 2019 in St. George, Utah. Collocating academic, athletic, and recreational functions in a single integrated location, the 155,000-sf building provides learning environments, fitness facilities, and multipurpose spaces for the Health & Human Performance Department.

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Gustavus Adolphus College Expands and Renovates Nobel Hall of Science

Published 1/14/2019

Gustavus Adolphus College is engaged in a $70 million expansion and renovation of the Nobel Hall of Science in St. Peter, Minn. Designed by Hastings+Chivetta with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the project includes construction of a 74,000-sf addition on the south side housing classrooms, study spaces, and labs. On the north side, a 12,400-sf expansion will highlight student/faculty research projects and showcase the College’s signature event, The Nobel Conference.

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