WORK

SGA GROUP SELECTED PROJECTS

April 2021

On the boards…

•Urban Parking Lot for Minneapolis Public Schools – Landscape design, and visual “gap” analysis, Minneapolis, MN.

•Design of Selected Water Features – Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minneapolis, MN. 

•Rural Agricultural Transition Planning for 112-acre site – St. Joseph, MN. 

•Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) – Comprehensive written monograph of a vernacular estate’s gardens and grounds, Rochester, MN.  For inclusion in National Park Service & U.S. Library of Congress archives.

Recent…

•Rural Residential Site Design – Layout, grading & drainage design, and new building additions, St. Joseph, MN.

•Religious Center Landscape Implementation – Open space design, landscape planting, hardscape design, and resilient strategies, Washington Co., MN.

•Solace Apartments – Family housing, St. Peter, MN.

•Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) – Comprehensive written monograph on setting & context of a state historic district, Minneapolis, MN. For inclusion in National Park Service & U.S. Library of Congress archives.

•Courtyard “Healing Gardens” for dementia patients, Freeman Regional Health facility, SD.

•Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park – Phase 1 Design and Construction, Monticello, MN.

•Military Veterans Memorial Plaza – Comprehensive design, Houston Co., MN.

•Hennepin County Property Services – Facility site assessment & analysis for branch library, Richfield, MN.

•Hennepin County Property Services – Facility site assessment & analysis for branch library, Bloomington, MN.

Past…

•YMCA Camp Manitou Redevelopment – Comprehensive site development, Monticello, MN.

•New Crystal Public Works Facility – Sustainable landscape plan, Crystal, MN.

•Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) – Comprehensive written monograph documenting modernist landscapes-Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN.  For inclusion in National Park Service & U.S. Library of Congress archives.

•Franklin Township Park Study – Comprehensive site assessment report, Delano, MN.

•Monticello Athletic Complex – Recreational site concept plan for grant funding, Monticello, MN.

•Collinwood Regional Park – Parking lot beach access grading plan, Cokato, MN.

•Minnesota State Highway 12 Biking Trail (Mn/DOT) – Preliminary design & landscape plans, Montrose, MN.

•Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park – Development concept for 1200-acre park, Monticello, MN.

•University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum – Memorial Fountain and Public Garden-Comprehensive site development, Chanhassen, MN.

SGA GROUP CLIENTS + COLLABORATORS

Busch Architects
City of Crystal, MN
City of Monticello, MN
EAPC Architects/Engineers
EDI – Dolejs-Consulting Mech./Elec. Engineers
Hennepin County, MN, Property Services
Kodet Architectural Group
Larson Engineering-Civil Engineers
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT)
Partners & Sirny Architects (Dissolved 2016)
Pierce Pini-Civil Engineers
Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, Mankato, MN
Spring Grove Area Veterans Memorial Group, Spring Grove, MN
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN
USAquatics-Aquatic Designers/Engineers
Wright County, MN, Parks Department
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Prior to founding SGA Group, both partners worked locally and nationally with other firms, developing expertise in park and recreation development, K-12 schools site planning & design, urban design, and sustainable site analysis and rating systems.  Selected expertise examples are listed below:

•Over 100 High Schools / Middle Schools / Elementary Schools-Site & athletic field development.

•Over 30 sports facilities.

•Transportation & circulation site planning.

•Irrigation design.