Category: South Dakota

Heather Mergen adds beauty to a building’s ‘bones’

July 13, 2018

When Heather Mergen was a girl growing up in Mitchell, SD, it always was a big deal when the J.C. Penney catalog showed up in the mail. The catalog pages—along with a pair of scissors—provided hours of entertainment as she designed hypothetical houses for imaginary clients.

The catalog would include page after page of bedding, and young Heather would pick out her favorite colors and print. When she first began, however, Heather didn’t realize her work could be a career.

“I didn’t realize at first it could actually turn into a profession,” Heather says.

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Making communities better, by design

June 27, 2018

TSP’s architecture, engineering, and planning professionals take great pride in creating facilities that serve clients for decades. But we understand our true legacy as a company is the reputation we build through long-lasting relationships. Click below to read our latest piece from SiouxFalls.Business and learn how we make community involvement a firmwide priority—while still affording […]

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Luke Stewart returns to TSP as electrical engineer-in-training

June 12, 2018

A lot can change in a year. When Luke Stewart began his internship last summer in TSP’s Sioux Falls office, he and his wife lived at Lake Norden with their four-month-old son. Luke had a year left in his electrical engineering program at South Dakota State University, and the hours outside of class burned short. […]

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The new green: Decreasing energy use while improving employee well-being

May 29, 2018

Today’s definition of sustainability goes beyond a building’s ecological footprint to create better environments for the people who work, play, heal, and learn inside these structures. To fully capture their return on green initiatives, leaders must select the right options to fit their culture, market, and budget. The most efficient design and features aren’t sustainable unless […]

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