Government + Cultural Expertise

Right-sized spaces that serve and bring people together

Community facilities that represent the needs and brand of residents are a sign of community vitality. We help create spaces that align with your community’s individual needs and budget goals by navigating space needs, facility assessments, complex funding challenges and planning initiatives to ensure that your project becomes a reality.

Blending architecture and engineering, we future-proof designs resulting in desirable and operable spaces that can grow alongside your community for residents to enjoy for years to come.

One Firm. One Team. Multi-Disciplinary Solutions in Architecture, Engineering, Environmental, and Planning.

Public Service Facilities

We are dedicated to enhancing facilities and infrastructure that serve the public. From city halls and community centers to public safety facilities and transit hubs, ISG deploys an empathetic approach to uncover the nuances of your community.

Through facility assessments and space needs studies, ISG starts with gathering valuable insights to help you make informed facility planning and budgeting decisions. This knowledge is used to tailor designs that meet your specific needs while authentically reflecting the personality and dynamics of your community.


  • City Halls
  • Public Safety: Fire Stations + Police Stations
  • Government Administration
  • Law Enforcement + Justice Centers
  • Public Works Facilities
  • Transit Hubs
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Armories
  • Convention Centers
  • Library Facilities
  • Community Centers
  • Historic Preservation
  • Facility Assessments

Public Service Facilities Portfolio

Cultural + Community Gathering

Let us help you transform museums, cultural centers, and other community gathering places into captivating spaces. Our design team understands the art of architecture and will help you create a profound sense of place that resonates with generations, traditions, and diverse cultures.

We do this by listening to your needs, hearing the traditions that influence your community, and responding with budget friendly solutions that reflect the essence of your community’s cultural identity.


  • Tribal Nation Facilities
  • Museums + Cultural Centers
  • Community Centers + Gathering Spaces
  • Libraries
  • Diverse Cultural Destinations

Cultural + Community Gathering Portfolio

government + cultural

Featured Work



ISG’s government and cultural experts blend community, culture, and history to promote a sense of belonging and strategically connect end users with facilities that cater to their unique needs.

We work with spiritual and tribal communities, cities, counties, and state-level agencies to deliver sustainable designs. We account for upkeep and ongoing life-cycle costs while designing flexible spaces that can easily grow and adapt alongside your community and its needs.

  • Right-Sized Solutions That Position You for Growth
  • Navigating Financial Restrictions
  • Spaces That Reflect Your Community’s Values

Business Unit Experts

Tanya Pierce

Government + Cultural Business Unit Leader

Jeremy Wiesen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Architecture Practice Group Leader

Steve Watson

Development Strategist

Alyssa Campbell, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Architect

Bryan Paulsen, AIA, CID, LEED AP

Senior Architect

Applied Tech in Action

3D Scanning

We harness hyper-detailed 3D imagery and incorporate it into critical design software to create 3D as-built conditions documentation that helps designers pinpoint and quickly solve clashes—ultimately saving time and money.

Geographic Information System (GIS)

Using geographic information systems (GIS) integrated with Esri software, we develop valuable geospatial mapping tools that enable informed decision-making by incorporating demographic, psychographic, and socioeconomic data into visual representations.

"If you take a look at the exterior and the façade, that came from conversations with community members, the lighting from the outside came from conversations from members from the City, and if you look at what’s happened in the exhibition hall, that came from ideas from stakeholders that want to utilize the facility.

ISG did an incredible job by taking all the stories and ideas and making them real for the people that are so vested with this convention center."

Mayor Quentin Hart
City of Waterloo

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The Latest at ISG

Optimize Maintenance + Reveal Opportunities with Facilities Assessments

The Clay County Board of Supervisors (County) knew they needed to address facility repairs in their Administration Building, Courthouse, and General Services Center. While maintaining public buildings does not generate excitement, County leaders recognized that deferring upkeep of public facilities can cost more in the long run if left unaddressed and may result in limiting other more impactful projects.

Industry Insights

Integrated Interiors: ISG's Andrea Kucera on Interior Design's Impact on Community and Culture

Whether designing interiors that increase employee retention, selecting furniture and accessories that optimize branding, or just planning her next move in a competitive board game with friends, ISG Senior Interior Designer Andrea Kucera, IIDA, leans on her Strengthsfinder 2.0 strengths of Empathy and Strategic. Let’s learn more about Andrea, her experience at ISG, and how interior design can kill or instill culture, values, and brand.

Employee Owners

Blue Earth County pleased with Government Center bids

The first work on a major multi-year project to renovate and add on to the Blue Earth County Government center should begin late next month after a healthy number of bids came in from contractors.

Press Releases

ISG Staff Earns Certified Arborist Credential

ISG is pleased to announce that Environmental Scientist, Bridgett Winkels, recently earned the credential of Certified Arborist by the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). In addition to successfully completing the exam, ISA Certified Arborists follow a code of ethics and have met all requirements to be eligible for the exam, which includes three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute.

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