Category: Minnesota

Back to work during COVID-19: Thermostat wars

June 22, 2020

Many office and retail buildings are set to supercool inside air during the Midwest’s scorching, humid summers. Even with COVID-19 concerns, people understandably want to be comfortable in their workplaces. The right balance of fresh and recirculated air is based on the building’s size and indoor air volume plus the space configuration and the number […]

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Back to work: Smarter, safer offices in the pandemic age

June 18, 2020

Heading into the office looks different than it did three months ago. For many workers, it feels different, too. As employers put their COVID-19 preparedness and response plans into action, they’re balancing caution and optimism. Welcoming employees back into buildings requires a new sort of flexibility—a need to accommodate team members with a wide range […]

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Back to work during COVID-19: Practical resources

June 16, 2020

Risk-management plans for your buildings from the American Institute of Architects. Employer information for office buildings from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Expert, industry-specific guidance for businesses from Back to Work Safely. Latest report on COVID-19’s effects for the low-touch economy. Building-reopening guidelines for your building’s HVAC and water systems. The 6-Feet Office […]

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Here to help: Education projects

April 21, 2020

K-12 school districts and higher-education institutions typically plan major construction phases for summer break. The pandemic has shifted nearly all education nationwide to distance learning, creating a longer construction window. TSP’s Rochester office does a great deal of pre-kindergarten through high school work in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Large-scale builds at Brooklyn Center Community Schools‘ elementary […]

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TSP evolves for the future

February 28, 2020

Established firms sometimes forget why they were born and where they came from. So while his firm is gearing up to celebrate its 90th anniversary, CEO Jared Nesje is using lessons from its past to plot the future.

“I think we’ve renewed ourselves,” Nesje said of the full-service integrated architecture, engineering, and planning group. “Our company is old, but our culture is new because of the people we have today. The youngest architect in our office believes we do it different here. We’re designing with you, not for you. We care about our communities, and that comes through in our work for clients and how we care for one another. We say it’s a family, and we mean it.”

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