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JLG Architects | 03/20/2012
From restaurants to multi-million dollar sports arenas, one architectural firm is in the midst of designing several new projects. And JLG Architects are hoping to bring in some more help to handle the workload.
Sitting in his Main Avenue conference room with a wall full of mockups and architectural renderings, Jeff Hysjulien and his staff are in the midst of some exciting building plans, including a new downtown night spot.
"And it`s kind of starting to get some new energy, and some new growth. Part of that is kind of creating an after five o`clock environment," Hysjulien said.
Since 1989, JLG Architects has been designing hundreds of projects of all shapes and sizes, including both residential and commercial buildings throughout the upper Midwest. And they have to stay on top of the technological changes in both the construction and the design business.
"With the pace of the construction industry, everything happens, the design and planning side is a very boiled down and consolidated process."
The firm is working on a number of local projects for the summer, including expanding the Bismarck Community Bowl and designing a new JL Beers location on 3rd street in downtown Bismarck. All of the projects are challenging, but also rewarding.
"The adaptive reuse, taking an old building and giving it new purpose, and the JL Beers project is an example of that, from an architectural perspective, they`re a lot of fun."
To accomplish the workload, JLG is doubling the size of its Bismarck office. They recently expanded into Minot and will soon be opening a seventh branch in Williston.
"We really strive for the fact that the site of the building and stuff really work well together, it`s a very integrated process."
An integrated process indeed. And a high-tech process that incorporates environmentally friendly building materials into eye-catching designs that are built to last.
The Community Bowl project also went out for contract bids today. City leaders hope to begin construction immediately following the state track meet.