About Hafer

Since 1978, Hafer has created environments that have purpose beyond function – they impact people’s lives with fun, thoughtful and inspirational design.

We bring an unmatched passion for what we do, taking pride in our ability to solve a client’s problems. It’s how our firm has built and maintained decades old reputation as one of the most creative and quality-driven full-service design firms in the Midwest. Our principals collaborate closely with our clients, creating award-winning architectural, engineering, planning and interior design work.

Whether it’s healthcare, education, corporate or civic design, we turn clients’ dreams into realities. We understand and appreciate how design impacts communities, and don’t take lightly the task of enhancing the quality of life for all who live, work and play in the environments we create.

Hafer treats clients like partners, involving them in every step of our creative process, from concept to completion. Throughout this process, we promise to:

  • Earn your trust rather than ask for it.
  • Combine your perspective with our passion, resulting in inspired work.
  • Always be accessible. Always.
  • Surprise you. In a good way.
  • Collaborate, and have fun.
  • Never miss a deadline.


While our team uses leading-edge technology, we have one even-greater resource – our people. Our multidisciplinary team is the greatest asset to our company and our clients. It’s a fact well noticed by our clients, too. In addition to the promises above, our team’s brilliant work and dedication to long-term relationships has led to 92 percent of our work being repeat business.

Our inventive skills, vision and tireless work ethic make Hafer the best design firm to not only get your project done on budget and on time – because any decent firm can do that – but to create something together that innovates and inspires. When you need a firm that understands an environment is nothing without consideration of its impact on the human spirit, choose Hafer.