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Fargo North Breaks in New Turf Field

October 17, 2019 – As the 2019 football season nears it's end, the Fargo North Spartans have yet to play a true home game. The long awaited moment is finally here as the Spartans have been practicing on their new turf field all week long and the players know it's a luxury they've been missing.
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Take a Look at the Ramada Remodel Plans for Downtown Waterloo

October 17, 2019 — Developers planning a $10 million renovation of the Ramada hotel said they were attracted by city’s downtown revitalization efforts.
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ISG Adds Strategic Twin Cities Talent and Expertise

October 10, 2019 – Building upon ISG’s recent growth, Market Strategist Morgan Hill, MBA, EDFP, recently joined the nationally recognized firm that started in Mankato, Minnesota 46+ years ago. Through a combined commitment to economic development and urban and rural communities, Morgan complements the firm’s strategic team of over 300+ multi-disciplinary professionals having served in various capacities throughout the region.
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Nationally Recognized Design and Engineering Firm ISG Earns Growth and Achievement Awards

October 7, 2019 – Building on monumental firm achievements earlier in the year, ISG, a strategic leader in architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning, was honored last week in New Orleans at the 2019 THRIVE Conference for earning yet another spot on PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence list.
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Iowa State, ASLA Chapter Team Up on East Village ‘Parklet’ Displays

September 18, 2019 — For the first time, the Iowa American Society of Landscape Architecture chapter is partnering with Iowa State students to create "parklets" as part of a national day helping to showcase landscape architecture.
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Cedar Falls Mulls 200-lot Housing Proposal

September 17, 2019 — A residential housing development including more than 200 lots is being proposed near the future site of the new Cedar Falls High School.
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Southland Breaks Ground on $18M Project

September 13, 2019 — A chain-link fence now wraps around a portion of Southland Schools in Adams, Minn., but it's what will soon be behind the fence that has the district buzzing with excitement.
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New Rooftop Bar + Kitchen and Frandsen Bank coming to North Mankato's Belgrade Avenue

August 3, 2019 — What started out as a plan to convert a former convenience store into a new bar and restaurant is morphing into a major redevelopment on Belgrade Avenue. Frandsen Bank & Trust will build new offices next to the Circle Inn, while the Rooftop Bar + Kitchen will build next to the American Legion.
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Midwest-Based ISG Pushes for Positive Architecture and Engineering Industry Impact

June 27, 2019 – Nationwide impact is being led by Midwest-based ESOP firm ISG, with the firm having earned a Top 10 spot on the coveted Zweig Group Top 100 Hot Firm List. The architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm with 300 professionals in offices across four states has earned a spot on the list for eight years in a row, breaking through the Top 10 in 2019 to surpass last year’s #14 Hot Firm ranking. ISG also earned, again, a Marketing Excellence Award and Best Firms to Work For designation in various categories, including multi-disciplinary.
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ISG Expands Architecture and Engineering Footprint into Minneapolis West End

June 13, 2019 – ISG, a nationally recognized architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, recently added a second Twin Cities offices location in the West End of Minneapolis, its third within the State. With deep Minnesota roots that date back to the firm’s inception in Mankato over 46 years ago, ISG has grown to 300+ professionals with clients nationwide and offices in four states. The firm’s West End location will be its 10th office for the 100% ESOP, complementing Bloomington and Mankato in Minnesota.
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ISG Breaks Through Rankings – Earns New Spot on ENR Top 500

May 9, 2019 – ISG, an architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, was recently recognized, again, as one of the Country’s leading design firms by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s annual industry rankings. ISG broke through the 300 mark, continuing on an upward trajectory that builds upon 2018’s ranking of #324 and jumps 195+ spots from positions held over the past four years.
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Real-time Flyovers Part of New Marketing Approach for Minnehaha, Lincoln County Communities

May 8, 2019 — A business or site selector anywhere soon will be able to virtually fly over a development park in Minnehaha or Lincoln counties and envision a project located on that site.
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ALEP Certification Proves Invaluable to Local Schools

January 17, 2019 - Paul Lawton, AIA, LEED, AP, ALEP, ISG Vice President of Architecture, recently became just the fourth Minnesota licensed architect to be certified as an Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP). With additional licenses, specifically for design, throughout the Midwest and directly serving Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and The Dakotas, Paul not only leads ISG’s Architecture group, but has directly contributed to some of the most impactful referendums and PreK-12 advancements in the Midwest.
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ISG Project Recognized with Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa - A Partnership with the City of Algona

January 15, 2019 – The City of Algona, Iowa was recently awarded a Best Development Award by 1000 Friends of Iowa in the Stormwater Management Category for its Downtown Green Parking Lot Infrastructure Renewal project. Permeable pavers, native plants and trees, combined with water storage, all contribute to water quality improvement strategies for the community through this project.
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ISG Green Bay Expands into Iconic Downtown WaterMark Building

January 8, 2019 – ISG, a leading design firm with clients nationwide, recently expanded to a new location in the iconic, downtown WaterMark building overlooking the Fox River (Wisconsin). Through ISG’s in-house design team, the approximate 15,000 square foot firm-designed office space, which is east from its previous office park location, was strategically located to pay tribute to local history, City evolution, and breathtaking views that showcase the heart of Green Bay.
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