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!

2020 Outstanding Design logo


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.  These renovation projects breathed new life into Morris's Blakely Hall and the Humanities building.

UMM Humanities collaboration area. Project completed in collaboration with DLR Group.
Collaboration space @ U of M, Morris. Completed in collaboration with DLR Group.

“Engan Associates has a long history of creating spaces where students feel comfortable, can hang out, and build community. This always starts with an insightful predesign phase.” (Senior Director David Israels-Swenson commenting on Engan Associates’ decades of service to the University. These were our 70th and 71st projects on campus.)

notable projects

Education projects were highlights here in Willmar, too. The summer bustled with work to improve K-12 student experience and enliven collaborative spaces at Kennedy Elementary School and Willmar Senior High School.

Kennedy Elementary Media Center
Kennedy Elementary Media Center

Marshall’s City Hall project is forging ahead, transforming previously dated downtown city offices into a modern facility to provide city services and community gathering spaces. Local government projects are also in progress in several other West Central Minnesota communities. These include a project to optimize government services in Olivia through  expanding the city hall to include police, fire hall, and city offices.

New life for Marshall City Hall (digital rendering, project in-progress)
New life for Marshall City Hall (digital rendering, project in-progress)

Project Turnabout, one of the region’s leading organizations for substance abuse and gambling addiction treatment, broke ground November 4th on the newest facility in its developing Willmar campus for women. This new women’s unit will add important support for women as they journey through treatment into re-integration into community life. This is the tenth project Engan Associates has completed for Project Turnabout.

Engan Associates & Project Turnabout team members celebrate groundbreaking.
Engan Associates & Project Turnabout team members celebrate groundbreaking.


Firm founder and principal architect Richard Engan has always said, “Once you get the people right, the architecture is easy.” Communication is key to the firm’s 41 years of successful service to communities throughout Minnesota. Two new staff have joined the team this year: Stacy Holwerda and Isaak Estrada. They both make significant contributions to the firm's efficient communication and service.

Engan Associates Architects and Interior Designers is a studio firm that can help you with architectural planning, design, and construction management for your projects. More news, resources, and the firm’s project showcase can be found on its newly redesigned website launched this month: www.engan.com.

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