Celebrating 50 Years of Creativity

Mackey Mitchell By: Mackey Mitchell

Building on a rich 50-year history, Mackey Mitchell Architects amplifies the power of human potential through design leadership, innovation, and curiosity.

Our founder, Gene Mackey, created the firm with a vision of innovation and a passion for curiosity that remains at the forefront of our work.


While we are known as leaders in higher education, our approach translates across industries to harness the power of human potential in civic and cultural institutions and workspaces nationwide. We go beyond “traditional” to create spaces that shape and inspire our world.

As we celebrate our 50 years of innovation, we’re featuring four clients that exemplify our values of curiosity, innovation, drive, and discovery and how we crafted unique spaces for them to break through barriers to reach their maximum potential. Our honorees are:

Lexington Glassworks in Asheville, NC
Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, MD
Loretto-Hilton Repertory Theater at Webster University in St. Louis, MO
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis, MO

We’re excited to launch a video each month that captures the unique spark of creativity found in each space, culminating our celebrations with a party at our St. Louis offices in October. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating what we’ve accomplished over the last 50 years, and all that’s in store for the future of Mackey Mitchell Architects.

“Always remain curious.” – Gene Mackey