Events

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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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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ISG Project Manager Nick Frederiksen Receives Consulting Engineer of the Year Award

December 10, 2018 – In recognition of achievements and expertise in the design and construction of asphalt pavement, ISG Project Manager, Nick Frederiksen, was recently honored as the Consulting Engineer of the Year from the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI) during their awards ceremony this week. Nick, having recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with ISG, a nationally recognized and locally rooted multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, was nominated for services specific to the City of West Des Moines HMA Resurfacing Program, building upon positive relationships that had developed leading up to the project.
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Forward-looking Development at Hillcrest Industrial Park Announced

October 4, 2018 – A ceremonial ribbon was cut at the Hillcrest Industrial Park site in Colman, South Dakota this past Monday, October 1st, to celebrate the Park’s new designation as a Certified Ready Site. With a master plan, led by industry leading architecture and engineering firm ISG, unveiled at the event, the ribbon cutting signified another major step towards development and evolution within the State. Project partners, Heartland Consumers Power District (Heartland), South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the City of Colman, and CEDC, were present alongside ISG at the event, which was open to community members, business owners, and media representatives.
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Uma Vempati Receives George Warren Fuller Award from American Water Works Association

September 21, 2018 – Uma Vempati, PE, PMP, ENV SP, recently received the George Warren Fuller Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) at the organization’s Minnesota September 2018 conference in Duluth, Minnesota. Uma, Associate Principal and Water Solutions leader at ISG, joins the ranks of other notable American water solutions professionals who have been honored over the organization’s 100+ year history. The annual award recognizes winners for “distinguished service in the water supply field and in commemoration of the sound engineering skill and the constructive leadership of a person in the Association,” as described by the AWWA.
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A/E Mid-Year Executive Outlook

July 18, 2018 - With the first half of the year already behind us, it’s time to check in with A/E leaders across the country for our annual Mid-Year Executive Outlook. A robust national economy and strong industry fundamentals have made executives as confident as we can remember, but challenges loom as we enter a mature cycle phase. These individuals touched on a wide range of subjects such as how they are coping with talent shortages, sectors with the best growth prospects, guidelines on making sensible acquisitions, and plans for the summer.
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