Transformations: Lora

Transformations: Lora

Nestled into the stone bluffs of downtown Stillwater, Minnesota, Lora is a creative renovation and repurpose of the former Joseph Wolf Brewery block, which was built in 1886 on South Main Street. From four dilapidated structures, all built at different times on seven different levels, ESG’s architects and interior designers created a three-story, 40-room boutique hotel with three distinct food and beverage destinations: Feller, The Long Goodbye Bar and Made Coffee. The name of the..
Field Trip to Fargo

Field Trip to Fargo

With strong alumnus pride (20+ people), and the promise of a walking tour, our leaders wrangled up a group of former NDSU students and headed north for a field trip to Fargo, North Dakota. Thanks to 75 degrees and sun, our adventure took us to three architectural locations in the quaint, but growing city of Fargo. We visited a location in West Fargo and then headed downtown to view more ESG projects in the works,..
PARTNERS WE LOVE: Wood From The Hood

PARTNERS WE LOVE: Wood From The Hood

  We love collaborating with Wood From The Hood, not only because of the beautiful work they do but because they are just as enthusiastic about good design and custom solutions as we are! About WFTHCurrently, most fallen or dying trees in the Minneapolis metro region are sent to landfills, shredded into landscape mulch, or burned. Wood from the Hood reclaims many of these trees from all over the Twin Cities and gives them new..
Spec Suites: Ready to Wear – 111 Washington

Spec Suites: Ready to Wear – 111 Washington

  With the growing demand for move-in ready offices, ESG Architecture & Design has increasingly worked with building owners to create flexible spaces that are ready on day one for potential tenants. With a focus on office environments transforming into more multi-use spaces, more organizations are seeking architecture and interior design that is well-curated and configured for success.   This October, ESG completed three new spec suites for The Shorenstein Company at their 111 Washington..
Branding Matters

Branding Matters

Defining “brand” can be difficult. In very basic terms, it is a person’s perception of a product, service, experience or organization. As business leaders, we are constantly looking for ways to create the best impression to customers, employees, guests and prospective new hires. For this, we tend to focus on creating targeted messages that we typically promote on our website, in brochures and in advertising. One of the most important and effective ways to express..