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 […]

Long-term Care Design Trends

By Jessica Derynck, AIA LEED AP Architect The care of our senior community was radically altered with the advent of Social Security in 1936, which led to the creation of our country’s first nursing homes. Gone were the poor houses and sanitariums, and a new model of long-term care facilities was born. In 1965 the […]

The power of exterior lighting

Typically when you think of lighting for a building, interior lighting is what comes to mind, but exterior lighting also plays an important role. The exterior design features can help tell the story of a building and leave a lasting first impression. A good lighting plan is the key to setting the mood, safe illumination and complementing the […]

Four design professionals at DSGW are now registered Architects, Interior Designer

DSGW Architects is pleased to announce that the following staff members have logged thousands of hours in training and have passed the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE) and the National Certified Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) Examinations. Steve Knutson joined DSGW in 2007 and is a newly Registered Architect. His primary focus is healthcare and education design. […]