Architectural and engineering firm Shive-Hattery has acquired St. Louis-based KdG Architects, Shive-Hattery announced today. According to a news release, the acquisition will deepen the West Des Moines-based Shive-Hattery’s reach in regional and national markets. It will also enhance its design capabilities for hospitality, gaming, commercial and government clients, officials said in the release. KdG Architects is a 20-person architecture, engineering and interior design firm serving hospitality and gaming clients. “KdG Architects’ strong national portfolio in hospitality and gaming was very attractive to us as these are the markets we currently serve regionally,” said Shive-Hattery President Jennifer Bennett. “Clients across the nation can expect an unparalleled experience as our people work collaboratively across a network of 14 design offices.” KdG Architects will operate as KdG Architects, a Division of Shive-Hattery, with W. Peter Maruska continuing as leader of the St. Louis office. Shive-Hattery employs 450 people with 14 design offices in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Arizona.