Category: Education

‘Cutting-edge form and function’ unite in new Beacom Institute of Technology

August 21, 2017

A national leader in cyber-security training and computer-information education now has a new home that’s every bit as advanced as its academic programs. The town of Madison, S.D., turned out Aug. 20 for Dakota State University’s “Welcome to the Future” celebration. TSP and partners from SmithGroupJJR designed the $11.4 million facility, while Journey Group served as […]

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30 Years as ‘The Guy’

July 27, 2017

“Are you the guy?” Sean Ervin’s answer to that question started his 30-year career with TSP. At the time, he was tending bar, waiting tables, running the kitchen, and washing dishes at Beaners in Marshalltown, IA. The two men asking were principal architects with Weber, Pollard & Associates. They’d heard an architectural graduate was working […]

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From a tiki lounge to teaching others: 40 years with TSP

May 11, 2017

Bert Haglund’s first big project as an architectural graduate sounds a bit like a studio pitch for an offbeat sitcom. It involves a tiki-lounge theme restaurant on the shores of frozen Lake Minnetonka and a guy known as “Bamboo Bob.” “I remember seeing Nick doing all his research,” Bert says, referring to his first boss—and […]

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TSP in the news

March 15, 2017

Projects across the TSP footprint made the news during this second full week in March.. ICYMI, here’s a quick look work that’s getting noticed in the communities we serve. KNBN NewsCenter1 aired the opener in a three-part series on how a public plaza for year-round activities could help revitalize Deadwood’s historic downtown. TSP and RDG Planning & Design […]

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TSP co-sponsors art exhibition with longtime partner Augustana University

March 1, 2017

When TSP founder Harold Spitznagel stopped at Augustana University (then a college) to visit his friends in the art department at the liberal-arts school, Carl Grupp sometimes tagged along when they went for coffee. Grupp’s ties to “Spitz” make TSP’s involvement in an exhibition honoring Grupp and his personal art collection even more special. “Carl Grupp: Artist […]

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