ISG Green Bay Expands into Iconic Downtown WaterMark Building

Jan 08, 2019


Employee Owned Firm Continues Growth Efforts and Designs New Office Space on Fox River

January 8, 2019 (Green Bay, WI) – 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.

“ISG’s move to Downtown Green Bay is a great way to start a new year of development activity in the heart of the City. Their impressive space will serve as a catalyst to other professionals interested in being a part of the Downtown vibe,” notes Jeff Mirkes, Executive Director, Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

Upon entering the space, eyes are immediately drawn to the colorful play of materials and surfaces. With the Fox River providing a dramatic backdrop, it is apparent that each area within the space is designed to inspire and invoke creativity. From the rough, exposed concrete structures and mechanical systems to the soft, vibrant flooring accents and decorative acoustical clouds, the space continually transforms as one progresses through the environment.

“The open office design and expansive windows connect interior work spaces to exterior elements of the Fox River and City Deck to the west, and Downtown Green Bay to the east,” notes Mark Chambers, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, ISG Principal and Green Bay Office Leader. “These connections provide a tremendous sense of place and truly inspire our local professionals while attracting additional talent to the firm’s collective team of over 290 employee owners,” states Mark.

As previously announced in May 2018, ISG has been intentional about local growth efforts since acquiring Green Bay based Raasch Associates (Raasch) in September 2016. The firm, which recently celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2018, has grown its local presence by more than 40%, with the opportunity to support up to 70 professionals in the new location. Nationally, ISG is the 3rd fastest growing firm during the last three years according to Engineering News Record (ENR) and averaged nearly one professional new hire, per week, firm wide in 2018.

“There’s no better way to continue our positive momentum into 2019 than by expanding ISG’s presence through our new space on the Fox River,” notes Chad Surprenant, PE, ISG President and CEO. “The intentionality of its (Green Bay office) fresh design and location support transformational efforts within downtown Green Bay, and is truly a monumental opportunity,” states Chad.

Local partners such as Miron Construction, Northern Electric, Inc., Tweet Garot Mechanical, Greater Green Bay Chamber, and Downtown Green Bay (previously mentioned), in addition to others, played vital roles in the expansion. A ribbon cutting and mixer is slated for Summer 2019.

Recent ISG news includes receipt of Consulting Engineer of the Year Award for Project Manager, Nick Frederiksen, transfer of Landscape Architect, Danyelle Pierquet, PLA, to ISG Green Bay, receipt of George Warren Fuller Award for Uma Vempati, PE, PMP, ENV SP, from the American Water Works Association, and appointment of ISG Development Strategist, Steve Watson, to Development Foundation Board, to name a few. View full media kit.

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