The Future of Architecture is Found in Buildings from the Past

A commercial garage converted into the U of M Memory Keepers – Medical Discovery Team Adaptive reuse is the repurposing of an existing building for an intention other than which it was originally built or designed for. With the post-pandemic ever-changing economic climate, this has become a popular option among business owners, community leaders, and […]

Welcoming Additional Professionals to Our Staff in Duluth, Lake Elmo, and East Grand Forks

DSGW Architecture is pleased to announce the hiring of three Interior Designers, two Intern Design Professionals, two Construction Administrators, two Project Design Technicians, Accounting Generalist and a Design Professional/Project Manager to our offices across Minnesota. Please join us in welcoming the following professionals to our staff: Jasmine Renneke, NCIDQ, WELL, AP, is an experienced Interior […]

Regenerative Architecture on the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

Pull off US 23 onto Lake Sakakawea Road and continue past an expansive solar field until reaching a circular structure reminiscent of the Badlands. Park and walk past an unforgettable welcome from the Three Chiefs sculpture by MHA Tribal Member Kathy Whitman. You have arrived at the Three Affiliated Tribes – Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara […]

Planning for a Resilient Future Through Wellness Design

The built environment has a significant impact on our physical and mental health. In recent years, there has been a growing focus on wellness and inclusive design in architecture and interior design. This approach seeks to create spaces that promote health, well-being, and accessibility for all. There are many benefits to wellness and inclusive design. […]

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 […]