Category: Education

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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Livestream interview highlights relationships and expertise

January 20, 2017

Two of TSP’s own were part of a first for Minnesota’s longest-running educational summit: They livestreamed an interview from the floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center. Principal Ron Halgerson and Associate Bert Haglund, both senior architects, took part in the special event during the 96th Annual MSBA Leadership Conference, held Jan. 12-13. The segment from […]

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School board magazine features Wisconsin’s first dome school

December 8, 2016

The Wisconsin Association of School Boards prepares and distributes a monthly magazine featuring issues, successes, and challenges facing school districts. The cover story for the December magazine, found online here, definitely focuses on a success: The Johnson Creek School District‘s new dome school, the first of its kind in Wisconsin and a TSP project. In the […]

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