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 architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning 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 Moves Across the River to Support Growth and Enhance Client Services

September 13, 2022 (Waterloo, Iowa) – Building off of development momentum within the City of Waterloo, ISG is now the primary tenant of Art Bloc, a new mixed-use residential building overlooking the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo. ISG—a nationally recognized architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm—reimagined the second level interior, designing a state-of-the-art office build-out to facilitate collaboration and communication and improve operational efficiencies.
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ISG Welcomes Project Manager Marty Metcalf – Former Waterloo Community School District Facility Director

May 5, 2022 (Waterloo, IA) – ISG is excited to continue to build upon its PreK-12 facility planning strengths with the addition of former Waterloo Community School District Facility Director, Marty Metcalf. Bringing over 40 years of facility management experience, including the oversight and maintenance of 21 school facilities with over 10,000 students, Marty will collaborate with school districts in Iowa and across the Midwest to develop strategic and implementable long-range plans.
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ISG Invests in the Des Moines Community with New Office Location

February 22, 2022 (Des Moines, IA) – Eight years after establishing roots in Des Moines’ historic East Village, local architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, ISG, opens its doors at a new location in the neighborhood.
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ISG Adds Depth and Expertise to Design and Commissioning Teams

February 15, 2022 (Bloomington, MN) – ISG, a nationally recognized architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, is excited to announce the acquisition of Bloomington-based engineering firm Martin Pevzner Engineering. Martin Pevzner provides full mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems design services for a wide range of business units, specializing in education, commercial, and housing.
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