About The Team

The experience derived from our work allows us to offer each client great breadth of informed and integrated services. We create truly unique environments that enhance our communities and help our clients successfully pursue their goals in the development and construction industries.


our founding principals

Here since the beginning, Mark Swenson and David Graham have laid the foundation for excellence…


As one of ESG’s founding principals, Mark has grown a regional practice into a firm of national leadership and prominence in residential, hotel and mixed-use development. His expertise is in hospitality, specifically the space programming and schematic design of hotels. One of the leading hotel planners in the country, Mark has been principal-in-charge on more than 70 completed hotel projects. He is principal-in-charge on 14 hotels currently in design or construction located in 10 states across the U.S.         <more>

David graham, FAIA, LEED®AP

A founding Principal of ESG, David is a national leader in the design, development and planning of mixed-use, residential and commercial buildings. David received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Architecture from Harvard University where he focused on urban mixed use design and city building. David and ESG continue to lead the local and national revitalization of U.S. cities through the design of a new generation of innovative mid- and high-rise residential mixed-use buildings that add density, vitality and sustainability to urban centers.    <more>

OUR Leadership