Category: Community

From beer warehouse to house of worship: a transformation

April 19, 2019

When the proposal to turn a beer distributor’s warehouse into a church first came before a Nebraska congregation, some members were supportive but skeptical that the cavernous building would ever feel like a place of worship.

As Our Savior Lutheran Church of Norfolk prepares to celebrate Easter Sunday, however, the Rev. Lee Weander said the congregation’s response to its home of seven months has been phenomenal.

“We recently completed our traditional worship space, and everybody is stunned that, that room is in a warehouse,” he said. “It looks like a 150-year-old church was torn down and reconstructed.”

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Five decades in Rochester

March 29, 2019

TSP has been proud to call Rochester, MN, home since 1969. Across 50 years of projects and partnerships, we’ve helped schools, health systems, civic organizations, and government agencies envision ways to serve our community even better. Read more about what makes us different in this piece from Med City Beat. One thing that won’t change […]

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TSP helps museum visitors learn about architecture

January 7, 2019

Building blocks of different shapes, sizes, and materials encourages youngsters visiting the Minnesota Children’s Museum in Rochester, MN, to do a little designing at the “Young Architects” exhibit, which opened Jan. 6.  TSP and Kraus-Anderson, a frequent construction-services partner, cosponsors the exhibit. “Young Architects” will be open to visitors for six months and set a […]

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If you want to close more deals, start on the front end

October 11, 2018

There’s a reason events such as TED Talks, 1 Million Cups, and PechaKucha Nights draw audiences around the world: The speaker—even more so than the topic—makes the presentation memorable. That’s why TSP, Inc. team members are polishing our skills with help from Parallel Partners, a consulting group based in Northfield, Minn. Parallel Partners is collaborating […]

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Visual impact key to first impression, made possible economically

July 30, 2018

Looking to make a visual impact with your business or agency but limited in the dollars you have to spend? Don’t worry, there’s an architect for that. Or an interior designer.

They are the folks who will ask you the right questions, determining what you want to catch visitors’ attention as they drive up to the building or when they walk through the front doors.

“That first impression is the key,” said architect Greg Schoer, who joined TSP Inc. in 2010.

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