2021: Building on Success

We're excited to share our 2020 highlights!: a new design award, new projects, new team members, and a new website. These may spark some new ideas for you about your facility needs. Call us, we're happy to brainstorm with you! awards On the heels of completing two projects to transform...

Ground Breaking: Project Turnabout’s Outpatient Center for Women

Project Turnabout Addiction Recovery Centers is expanding its Willmar campus with the new 16-bed Women's Residential/Outpatient Center. As described by Turnabout's Executive Director/CEO Marti Paulson, this is "an important step in eliminating the gap in the continuum of care for women with substance use disorders in Minnesota." The new outpatient...

Design Award for University of Minnesota – Morris Projects

August, 2020 | On the heels of completing two projects to transform learning and collaboration spaces at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Engan Associates received the "Outstanding Design" accolade from American School and University magazine. Commenting on Engan Associates' decades of service to the University (this was the 70th project on...

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Centers: Facility Design Can Help Recovery

Addiction treatment center patients are unique. They are often socially marginalized and stigmatized because of their addiction. Through the recovery process, they learn how to create a new life and a new world for themselves. Recovery is most successful when people feel good about themselves, when they are respected and...

The Importance of Predesign in Healthcare Construction

The difference between life or death for your patients often hangs on the health of your medical facility. Imagine a small, critical access medical facility that is vital to its community. The facility serves not only the residents of its community, but also individuals from a surrounding radius of many...

Phased Building Projects: Making Them Work in Rural Hospital Environments

f you lead a rural health care facility, you need to read this. And if you have ever led or are going to lead a building project, you definitely need to read this. As health professionals know, critical access hospitals (CAH) are unique. CAH facilities are not simply smaller versions...

Grand Opening for the Grand

New Ulm’s Grand Center for Arts and Culture hosted a beautiful, jam-packed Grand Opening on Friday, February 7th. This 3-year Engan Associates historic renovation project created a community arts and cultural center providing space to display art work, create music and art, and host cultural events. The 19th-century Grand (Brown...

Building Healing Environments

In complex construction projects, aesthetics can be simple to achieve. However, the human touch can easily by forgotten as technical needs take precedence. Finishes, natural lighting and plants are not difficult to integrate into a building design. These are the elements a patient can most easily relate to, and they become part of the overall...

Open for Business: Heartland Orthopedic Specialists

Following three months of intense work, Heartland Orthopedic Specialists has opened its doors for service in Willmar, MN. Based in Alexandria, MN, Heartland Orthopedics provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical care to those with afflictions of the musculoskeletal system. Services include joint arthroplasty and sports medicine. Heartland’s Athletic Trainer Matt Reinertson commented, “We had a...
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