How 21st Century Design Maximizes Engagement in PreK-12 Education
Back to school season often begins with educators, administrators, and staff prepping their schools for the incoming classes – rearranging desks, organizing supplies, lesson planning, and hosting orientations. And while educators certainly carry the load in ensuring school districts run smoothly, architecture and interior design makes the grade when it comes to supporting learning styles and maximizing engagement in schools. Get your pencils out to take notes on how 21st century design maximizes engagement in PreK-12 education.
Careers In Architecture – Designing the Future
At ISG, employees who start in our Architecture Group (and company-wide) are encouraged to forge their own paths and pursue their passions. Explore the different career paths in architecture and what inspired architects to pursue a career in the field.
Meet Director of Finance and Accounting Alec Pfeffer
Director of Finance and Accounting Alec Pfeffer is a man of many talents and passions. Growing up, he knew he wanted to play college hoops. That is, until he fell for golf in the eighth grade and dreamed of making it to the PGA. While playing golf at his alma mater, St. Thomas, he discovered a big interest in business, specifically entrepreneurship. After 6+ years as a business banker for U.S. Bank, Alec became interested in ISG and its leadership’s vision for the future. Now that he works in a dream job at ISG, his goal is to be a slam dunk, hole-in-one dad and husband. Let’s learn more about Alec and his role at ISG.
#WorldEnvironmentDay – A Year in Review for the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
In honor of #WorldEnvironmentalDay during the week of June 4th, we’re looking back at some of the highlights from the new Jay C. Hormel Nature Center’s first year, ongoing efforts to support the Center as a regional destination for environmental learning, and the nature-based program opportunities for explorers of all ages in the coming months.
A Case Study in Unconventional Urban Renewal
Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, Iowa, the Promenade is a public space surrounded by the local movie theatre, Sioux City Convention Center, and nearby coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. See how ISG implemented unconventional urban renewal strategies to revitalize this popular space.
Watershed Moments: Looking at the Big Picture
Water quality improvements often start with the watershed. For entities like the Heron Lake Watershed District, it takes strong partnerships to make and fund improvements. Through these partnerships, communities can make a big impact on local water quality.
Meet Landscape Architect Danyelle Pierquet
Although you may not find it on her LinkedIn, Danyelle Pierquet has “professional” experience in landscape architecture dating back to age 12. Read on to find out about Danyelle’s childhood networking practices, and the expertise she brings to ISG now!
Rural Housing Crisis: How Iowa Communities Are Building for the Future
With the housing stock in rural Iowa shrinking and aging, many Iowa communities face roadblocks to long-term economic development. By planning for sustained success, these four Iowa towns have taken measures to deliver affordable housing solutions that promote future growth.
Meet Structural Engineer Jamie Heupel
Growing up with an architect for a father, Jamie Heupel’s drawings of buildings were probably a little more structurally sophisticated than the other kids’. At ISG Jamie spends his days solving a variety of problems, from answering simple emails, to engineering column-free open floor plans. While not problem-solving or looking forward to his 25th wedding anniversary vacation in Hawaii, Jamie can be found rooting for the Minnesota Vikings- from Green Bay.
Structuring a Brand for the Long, Prosperous Road Ahead
Learn how clients and A/E firms can collaborate to ensure final designs mirror the client’s vision, help maximize profits and customer experience, and adhere to branding standards.
Meet Project Manager Chris Adams
Equal parts relationship builder, organizer, and communicator, with a dash of humor for good measure, Project Manager Chris Adams fosters effective and collaborative communication internally and with clients. In addition, Chris remains motivated to learn something new every day. This curiosity often leads to creative solutions for ISG clients. Let’s learn more about Chris, his recipe for project management success, and just for fun, who would play him in a Hollywood movie.
National Engineers Week – Agricultural Drainage Trends
ISG engineers improvements for drainage capacity and crop yields while addressing water quality through innovative nutrient reduction practices. Today’s #ISGEngineers are Chuck Brandel PE, Principal and Vice President; Brian Blomme, PE, Agricultural Engineer; and Mark Origer PE, Civil Engineer. Let’s jump in!
Engineering Education Trends – National Engineers Week
From chalkboards to smartboards and notebooks to tablets, schools are rapidly evolving to support 21st century learning styles. Learn more about the changes and how they affect engineering solutions.
Meet Architectural Design Stephanie Runkle
Stephanie Runkle always had appreciation for structures. Growing up in San Diego, then making to move to the Midwest, she was able to see a variety of cultural influences in buildings, based on location. Now as an architectural designer at ISG La Crosse, Stephanie gets opportunities to create that ever desirable "feeling" of an architectural structure. In between her collaboration with other ISGers on a variety of projects, Stephanie gets to spend time with her two sons, Theron and Kellen, as well as put her feet on the pavement and see how far they will take her. Let's learn more about Stephanie and her roles inside and outside of ISG
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.