Simplify Solutions—
Passionately Design the Future.

About YOUR ISG

One Firm. Eleven Offices. Endless Solutions.

Commitment

True and responsive expertise—these qualities are the foundation on which ISG was built in 1973. Now, we stand as a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary design and engineering firm. Tenacity, empathy, and ingenuity all sum up how we strive to be Your ISG.


Focus

Empathy
We strive to see things from your perspective, and provide expertise and advice to improve your condition.

Relationships
Relationships are at our core. We learn more when we listen, and we deliver better results from those two-way, connected relationships.

True + Responsive Expertise
The original, simple foundation to our success dating back to 1973.

Aspirations
All of us have them, and they can be different, but as a firm, we are the sum of our collective aspirations.

Winning
Winning is the tangible result of being selected, and doing "it" right. Making the basket is where the points are, but doing it repetitively comes from great assist makers. Winning provides inspiration. Inspiration provides results.

Contextual Design
We have developed an ISG process to deliver quality solutions that meet or exceed a client's vision. Context is merely taking in all of the factors beyond four walls - site, community, image, goals, future, connectivity, etc.

Alternative Analysis
Alternative analysis requires one option to always be what the client asks, but two more that may enhance or alter their way of thinking. It's a unique balance between empathy and expertise, driven by context and the client.

Better Decisions, Faster
Develop consensus sooner. Draw a sketch, investigate an idea, and agree before committing big resources on an errant path; we seek to foster a better decisions mentality mindset.

Agility
Yesterday can look like today, and today can look like tomorrow, but when you look over the course of 2-5 years, you recognize quickly that things are dynamic, not static. We are dynamic and come with a drive and willingness to focus on what matters most; listening, building trust, investing, developing, designing, and growing.


ISG on the Move

ISG Welcomes Division I Collegiate Hockey Coach into Firm

July 27, 2021 (Mankato, Minnesota) – ISG welcomes Darren Blue, from Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Men’s Hockey, as one of its newest employee-owners. Blue will be joining the firm as a Development Strategist with the Sports + Recreation business unit, bringing a variety of sports experience from high school, semi-professional, and collegiate levels. His years both on the ice and at the bench as a coach, in multiple sports arenas, give the firm a look into the needs and desires of spectators, athletes, and staff alike.
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ISG Welcomes Facilities Management and Planning Strategist, Thad Dahling

Thad Dahling joins ISG as a Facilities Management and Planning Strategist, providing school districts with facility assessments, deferred maintenance plans, and pre-referendum support to improve and enhance learning environments throughout the Midwest.
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ISG Designed, Nu-Tek Biosciences New Facility, Celebrates Ground-Breaking Event

June 22, 2021 (Austin, Minnesota) – As the first shovel hits the dirt today, Nu-Tek BioSciences, an innovative manufacturer rooted in the production of industrial ingredients used in the development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, celebrates as they break ground on their new facility, located in Austin, MN.
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ISG Grows K-12 Education Business Unit

June 8, 2021 (La Crosse, Wisconsin) – Sue Peterson joins ISG as a K-12 Education Strategy Specialist to support school districts across the Midwest. She brings over 20 years of experience in referendum and strategic planning, community organizing, educational programming and charter school development, fundraising, marketing, and school communications. Collaborating with ISG’s multi-disciplinary team of planners, architects, and engineers across the ISG footprint, Sue will deliver educational insights that guide school district facility planning initiatives.
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