First Step, Community Planning

Together, design firms, communities, cities, and development leaders can make a tremendous impact, and a solid, but flexible planning process is critical to success.


Another New Home for the Vikings

MSU, Mankato opens its latest and greatest student housing development; a home to MSU, Mankato students and professional athletes alike.


Challenging the Status Quo – Active Senior Living Campuses

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, housing designs are evolving to accommodate the active lifestyles and modern health behaviors of today’s seniors and retirees.


From Flintstones to Tomorrow’s Generation

Shifting patterns in transportation are changing the way forward-thinking city planners are approaching improvement and redevelopment projects in their communities, with new focus centered around providing dynamic and safe alternative transportation opportunities.


Green Rooms, Hockey Pucks, and Ball Rooms – Local Civic Center That Can Do It All

While Mankato already has landed itself on the Forbes best list for its vibrant culture and community, the Verizon Wireless Center positively adds to the street cred in this progressive area of southern Minnesota - the birthplace of ISG.


Saving the Butterflies, Bugs, and Bats

The mining industry is accustomed to volatile market changes, but new challenges in environmental protection are a necessary focus for current market activities.


Protecting Public Health, One Operator at a Time

The need for adequate water/wastewater services holds one of the highest priorities for communities, yet most residents aren’t aware of the constant efforts needed to maintain clean water that is critical in our everyday lives.


Are We Counting the (Cage-Free) Chickens before they Hatch?

Following recent announcements from national and international chains like McDonald's, Costco, Panera Bread, SUPERVALU, and retail leader Walmart on commitments to source cage-free eggs, egg industry producers are scrambling to plan their next steps into uncharted market territories.