Author: ROBERT GUNDERSON

2020 Professional Practice Course Presentation

On February 20, 2020 ― at the invitation of Adjunct Professor Cliff Swenson ― Mr. Gunderson gave a 2-hour presentation on professional licensing for the Professional Practice course, in the Dept. of Landscape Architecture, at the University of Minnesota. His presentation covered an introduction to the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture,…
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2020 Minneapolis Preservation Awards Celebration

SGA Group, Inc. co-founder, Graham Sones, at far right above (standing), participated in an awards celebration on February 27, 2020. The Minneapolis Parks Legacy Society (MPLS) and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) received a preservation award for the on-site interpretive tours of the historic Theodore Wirth House and Administration Building (1910 Colonial Revival, Mission…
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March 2020 CLARB Board Meeting

Mr. Gunderson is currently a Director-at-Large on the board of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), through 2020. He recently attended the quarterly CLARB Board of Directors (BOD) meeting in Nashville, TN, on March 6-7, 2020. His attendance at this meeting was “book-ended” by several traumatic events―violent tornadoes that struck down in the…
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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SGA Group, Inc. relocates office to Buffalo, Minnesota. BUFFALO, MINNESOTA (UNITED STATES) – February 3, 2020 – SGA Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have moved their office to Buffalo, MN, effective February 3, 2020. Their new address is 105 2nd Street South, Suite 1, Buffalo, MN  55313. Office telephone…
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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geographic Information Science (GISci) Professional Carl Sones joins Minnesota Landscape Architecture and Planning firm BUFFALO, MINNESOTA (UNITED STATES) – January 25, 2020 – SGA Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Carl Sones has affiliated with the company, effective February 3, 2020. Mr. Sones will oversee the firm’s geodatabase management, GIS programming,…
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December 2019 CLARB Board Meeting

Mr. Gunderson is currently a Director-at-Large on the board of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), through 2020. He recently attended the quarterly CLARB Board of Directors (BOD) meeting in Reston, VA, on December 13-14, 2019. The board meeting combined both the CLARB BOD and the CLARB Leadership Advisory Council (ALC) – a…
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2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture

Robert Gunderson attended the ASLA 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture, held on November 15-18, 2019, in San Diego, CA. Mr. Gunderson participated in the educational sessions, alumni gatherings, and book signing events. He also attended, and contributed to, the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (LAF) 34th Annual Benefit Event, held at The Prado, in Balboa Park. Limited…
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2019 CLARB Annual Meeting

Mr. Gunderson (shown at right) attended the CLARB Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, on September 26-28, 2019. In the above image, seated next to the CLARB parliamentarian, Bob – shown acting in his official capacity as secretary of the organization – counted ballots as part of a governance change intended to position the organization…
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Steppin’ Out, Bluegrass Style

SGA Group partner Graham Sones, shown at left above, recently performed on WCCO-TV’s Mid-Morning show on August 7th, as part of the Tony Rook Band. The band was performing to publicize the upcoming 2019 Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival, held at El Rancho Manana, August 8-11th, near Richmond, MN. The band, which plays original contemporary bluegrass…
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Design With Nature Now Conference

Mr. Gunderson recently attended the Design With Nature Now conference, held on 21-22 June 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. This international conference marked the 50th anniversary of Ian L. McHarg’s landmark book Design with Nature. Bob was a student of McHarg at UPenn and fondly (sometimes not) remembers his daily interactions…
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