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ISG Expands Architecture and Engineering Footprint into Minneapolis West End

Employee Owned, Minnesota Based Firm Designs Additional Twin Cities
Office Space to Accommodate Growth and Talent

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.


Overlooking the Minneapolis skyline to the east, ISG’s in-house design
team partnered with various Minnesota partners to connect with the
surroundings through strategic site lines and in-office layout for the
approximate 15,000 square foot space in the Park Place West Tower.
Seasoned Landscape Architect and Associate Principal, Amanda
Prosser, PLA, CPSI
, will lead the office, collaborating with Twin
Cities office leader, Andy
Brandel, PE, Vice President
, to uphold ISG’s growth and client
focused objectives which have earned the firm national recognition by the
Engineering News Record (ENR
), Inc
5000
, Zweig
Group
, and PSMJ,
among other local organizations.

“Thank you to ISG for confidence in the State (Minnesota) and its
workforce,” exclaims Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber President. “Rest
assured Minnesota’s business community, and particularly the Grow
Minnesota! Partnership economic development program, will do everything
it can to strengthen the State’s business climate, helping companies,
such as ISG, grow,” states Doug.

ISG is no stranger to the Twin Cities, serving as a partner to leading
Commercial, PreK-12, Higher Education, Sports and Recreation, Public
Works, Government and Cultural, and Agriculture leaders. Most recently,
ISG was recognized by the Star Tribune as a 2019 Top Workplace, earning
a top 50 spot on a list that the firm has been included on since 2017.

Nationally, ISG is the 3rd fastest growing firm during the
last three years according ENR and averaged nearly one professional new
hire, per week, firm wide in 2018. Extensive mentorship, internship, and
talent development efforts with local public and private education
institutions, such as Apple
Valley – District 196
, Mankato
Area Public Schools – ISD 77
, University of Minnesota, and Minnesota
State University, Mankato, have aided ISG’s efforts to attract and
retain local talent needed to support industry demand.

“Since ISG opened its Bloomington office in 2015, we (ISG) have been
continually focused on a true client-centric, market-focused approach
within all aspects of business. This requires experts who understands
client markets and impact that our professional services have on their
future,” notes Chad
Surprenant, PE, ISG CEO
. “This office delivers a convenient location
for ISG’s employee owners and clients alike with leading design elements
that truly bring the firm’s strategy to life in an open and inspiring
setting,” notes Chad.

A ribbon cutting and mixer for the firm’s West End location is slated
for early Fall 2019.

Recent local ISG news includes addition of seasoned water quality
expert and current University of Minnesota – Twin Cities professor,
Walter
Eshenaur, PE
, appointment of Amanda Prosser, PLA, CPSI, to Secretary
of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Minnesota Chapter
,
receipt of
George
Warren Fuller Award
for Uma Vempati, PE, PMP, ENV SP, from
the American Water Works Association, and recognition of ISG designed
Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minnesota as
Ballpark
Digests Best 2018 Renovation
.

About ISG

ISG, a 100 percent ESOP firm, has a rich history, which extends over 46
years, of building trusting relationships with clients, stakeholders,
and the community. As a full service architecture, engineering,
environmental, and planning firm with 300+ professionals in offices
throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, ISG provides
exceptional services, strategies, and guidance to a wide range of
markets nationwide. ISG fosters strong collaboration between all firm
disciplines providing clients a diverse knowledge base, high level of
creativity, and broad perspective. ISG was named among the 100 fastest
growing firms and best places to work for in the United States by Zweig
Group, recognized as a Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record
(ENR) magazine, named to the coveted PSMJ Circle of Excellence, and
earned spots on numerous Top Workplace lists. To learn more about ISG,
visit ISGInc.com.

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Contacts

ISG Media Contact:
Tiffany Olson – Director, Marketing
P:
952.426.0699 E:
tiffany.olson@is-grp.com

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