Community: Local Government

Kandiyohi County Office Building

The Shared Vision: 14 years ago Kandiyohi County bought an existing downtown Willmar bank building, along with its contents, and moved in. As part of a recent self examination process, the County reviewed its work practices and determined that the concept of …

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Waseca Northeast Park

Shared Vision: The City of Waseca’s Northeast Park needed to expand its capacity. Innovative Design: This project provided three new amenities. The first was a new 150 occupancy pavilion. Second, a new restroom building was added, located centrally between the …

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Willmar City Auditorium

The Shared Vision: Built in 1935 as part of the Minnesota State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA), the Willmar City Auditorium is used by the Willmar community for a wide range of educational and sports-related activities. Engan Associates and the City of Willmar embarked …

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Willmar Wastewater Treatment

The Shared Vision:  A public face was needed for this $80,000,000 wastewater treatment campus. The Innovative Design: Engan Associates partnered with the City of Willmar’s wastewater treatment engineering consultants to achieve two main goals: 1. an aesthetic sensitive to City Council …

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Atwater City Hall

The Shared Vision: Restore a main street historic building to house Atwater’s city hall, police station, library and city council chambers. The Innovative Design: First, a master plan met the city’s needs by placing all of the city’s functions on the main …

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Sacred Heart Fire Hall

The Shared Vision: To meet the needs of a modern fire department by accommodating more and larger equipment, information and training — all in a building requiring low maintenance but providing lasting quality. The Innovative Design: A durable, permanent structure that is …

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Comfrey Municipal Building

The Shared Vision: The community of Comfrey lost all of its community services structures as a result of a 1998 tornado. The need to restore them rapidly, as well as the unique opportunity to start from scratch, drove this project. The …

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Willmar Civic Center Blue Line Hockey Arena

The Shared Vision: The Willmar Civic Center and the Blue Line Club Hockey Arena were two separate buildings side-by-side. This project combines the two with a central public entrance, display and concessions area, and some new and some rearranged locker …

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Kandiyohi County Public Works Building

The Shared Vision: This new construction replaced a deteriorating Kandiyohi County public works vehicle storage building.  Additional space for and around larger equipment eases maneuverability and maintenance of the equipment. The Innovative Design: Ten new, double-deep snow plow bays were included …

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Flandrau State Park Contact Station

The Shared Vision: Provide camping registration, ski rental and general information in a visible location for visitors to Flandrau State Park. The Innovative Design: The design form and materials reflect original WPA park buildings, featuring New Ulm Quartzite walls and steep shingled …

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