Rebecca J. Lewis Recognized by FGI as an Outstanding Leader with the Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) honors select individuals and organizations of outstanding character who influence or create the future of health and residential care facility design and construction through their contributions and support of the mission and vision of the Facility Guidelines Institute. Rebecca Lewis was chosen for this honor as […]

Building Readiness: The Influences of COVID-19 on Architecture Design

Written By: Steve Knutson, Principal Architect, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP Originally Published in the July 2020 Duluthian   There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has – and will continue – to present new challenges for everyone. As government officials begin to lift Stay at Home Executive Orders, architects are here to help transition facilities […]

Steve Knutson Named as Additional Principal

  (Duluth, MN) DSGW Architects has named associate and architect, Steve Knutson, to the role of principal.  Knutson has worked for DSGW for the past 13 years and has played a pivotal role in supporting Native American Communities from the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Midwest. “Steve brings a high level of communication to our firm, […]

World Interiors Day

  By Julie Spiering CID, EDAC, LEED AP Principal, Director of Interior Design   In recognition of World Interiors Day on May 23rd, an appreciation for “all things inside” feels hard to come by these days.  Everyone has, across the globe, been inconvenienced; and for many, lives have been drastically impacted. Stay at home orders […]

Health & Safety At Work

By Jarrid Houston, Specifications Writer There is an old saying in the Construction Industry that states, “safety comes at a cost”. In today’s current climate, that statement has significant meaning to each of us. The amount of time, money, and energy put into safety initiatives can create significant costs, but also can create value. If […]

6 Ways Technology Has Changed Civic Design

    By Erik Wedge, AIA, LEED AP Principal   At DSGW, we’re committed to transforming communities through architecture. As professionals, we’re always looking for new methods or advancements to aid us in this commitment. When it comes to civic design — a field that encompasses things like fire halls and police stations as well […]

“Resimercial” Design: The rise of residential features in commercial spaces

By Carlie A. Kemp, CID, NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer   Say the word “Millenial” and many people form an image of a high school or college kid, someone hooked on video games and sugary soda. In the workforce, they may cut a picture of silicon valley laissez-faire, all hoodies and sneakers. But Millenials are between […]