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Meet Associate Principal Tom Grafft

Dedicated, responsible, and resourceful, Associate Principal and IDNR Certified Operator Tom Grafft uses his keen eye for detail to manage numerous water and wastewater treatment facility projects. Whether renovating his home with his wife, mentoring coworkers, or becoming deeply involved in his work, Tom seeks opportunities for improvement in himself and his projects, and constantly strives for more effective solutions. Let’s hear from Tom.

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Event Venue Design: Setting the Stage for Maximum ROI

With help from experienced industry design teams, you can identify the “Goldilocks” seating variety for your unique venue, provide each event goer with their own “golden ticket” to the show, and set the stage for a facility with high ROI. Now THAT’S the best seat in the house!

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How Lake Communities Can Meet Summer Water Demands

As millions flock to lakes during the summer, cities close to shore will see water usage rates double yearly averages. Here’s how innovative engineering helps lake communities cope with seasonal swings.

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2017 National Get Outdoors Day – Unlock 3 Keys to Success for Creating ATV, OHV Trails

In honor of National Outdoors Day, we’re powering up the adventure with some added excitement and horsepower, focusing on the ever popular all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway vehicle (OHV), and snowmobile trails and amenities.

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The Art of Visualization

To help capture the essence of a client’s vision in an easy to grasp format, graphic renderings, video animation, plan production, and 3D modeling can make a huge impact and connect clients to their dreams and goals, making what was once a thought or sketch turn into reality. We recently sat down with Michael Blank, ISG Design Visualization Specialist, to talk more about the craft that helps promote community engagement, build consensus, and earn project support.

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Placemaking: 3 Steps to Finding the Right Fit for Each Community

The goal, for any community, is to sustain a high quality of life by creating spaces of cultural, recreational, and economic significance - an effort urban planning and design professionals have recently termed termed “placemaking.” This community and engagement driven approach incorporates the 3-step placemaking planning process to follow and can help make such City efforts successful.

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Meet Designer Sam Dengerud

A giant Harry Potter fan, Designer Sam Dengerud has a little magic up her sleeve too, at least when it comes to providing clients with solutions to create beautiful, functional spaces. Of course it’s not quite as easy as waving a wand. Let's learn more about the strategies that power Sam’s creative mind, what’s on the horizon for interior design, and just for fun, what famous person she’d like to sit down with for a bite to eat.

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Meet Environmental Scientist Eva Douma

With a passion for nature and wildlife, serving as an Environmental Scientist at ISG is the ideal career for Eva Douma. ISG’s Environmental Group collaborates with clients and designers to develop solutions that ensure a successful site plan while fostering responsible land usage. And as a bonus, the work provides plenty of opportunities for Eva to explore the great outdoors when collecting field data! Let’s learn more about Eva.

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Meet Civil Engineer Mark Origer PE

With a special focus in water quality, Civil Engineer Mark Origer PE crafts designs that positively impact people and the environment. An avid problem solver, Mark collaborates with multiple disciplines across ISG, building off of years of technical fieldwork in water resources management. Mark’s love for the water is reflected in his personal and professional life, whether he is volunteering with the Adaptive Water Ski Program or identifying best management practices for clients. Let’s get to know Mark.

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Meet Interior Designer Jennifer Jahr

From the patterns in the carpet to the colors on the wall, the work of interior designers is all around us. Supporting communities through inspired designs is ISG Interior Designer Jennifer Jahr NCIDQ, CID, WRID, IIDA . Jennifer’s passion for her work shines through every project and relationship, and extends as far back as her childhood days of creating floor plans out of tissues. An adventurous traveler and excellent collaborator, Jennifer is constantly pushing creative boundaries, and always with a welcoming, warm smile. Let’s meet Jennifer.

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Meet Process, Steam, and Power Group Leader – Bear Daniel

ISG believes the best creative solutions are provided when every employee-owner collaborates and works together, and what better way to connect and engage than to have a sneak peak into the firm's ingenious talent. This week, let's get to know Process, Steam, and Power Group Leader Bear Daniel.

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