Architecture is more than just our job....it is our Passion!. Our passion is evident in the creativity that distinguishes our work. Whether designing libraries, corporate headquarters, K-12 educational facilities, recreation centers, museums, theaters, religious facilities, higher education facilities, city halls/civic centers, or interior environments, we look beyond the ordinary for the unique expression of each client's vision.

Hidell Architects offers an integrated, sustainable approach to architectural design. A project team of architects and interior designers, employ a systematic process to building design which creates a unified experience between interior and exterior environments. Each design is a unique response to the program and site. As a multi-disciplined design firm of proactive problem solvers, we strive to combine the practical and the poetic. We approach each discipline as it relates to the whole in order to create a cohesive design.

Our creativity and unwavering commitment to the highest standards of professional practice have been recognized with various awards, and numerous features in local, and national publications.

Our team has vast experience in planning, designing, and construction compiling more than 200 public library projects, 50 religious facilities, 120 educational facilities, and 50 theaters spanning from the west to east coast.


Hidell & Associates Architects has been providing superior architectural design solutions, nation wide, for more than 50 years. Conceived in 1948 as a partnership between architects William Hidell, II and Pete Decker, Hidell & Decker Architects designed & constructed commercial and industrial projects until 1952. From 1952-1979, William Hidell, II continued his work as a sole proprietorship under the firm name of William H. Hidell Architects. The firm was incorporated in 1979 as Hidell Architects, Inc. and began to take a special interest in the design and development of libraries under the new leadership of William Hidell, III. In 1995, Hidell Architects, Inc. became known as Hidell & Associates Architects, and the firm's present day name.

Disciplines and Services
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Master Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Facility Analysis
  • Collection and Services Planning / Assessments
  • Space Needs and Building Expansion Studies
  • Start-Up and Long-Range Planning
  • Organization Studies
  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
  • ADA Evaluations and Recommendations
  • Fundraising and Development Planning
  • Organization Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Automation and Eelctronic Services Planning
  • Customer Service Studies
  • Wayfinding and Navigational Assessments
  • Sustainable Assessment
  • Eco-Charrette
  • Design-Charrette
  • Design-Build Experience
  • Probable Construction Cost Estimates
  • Library Consulting
The Hidell Team