Who We Are
Passion for Design
We create comfortable, inviting, exciting environments that raise productivity and lower sick days.
We find unique high performance opportunities to reduce – and sometimes even eliminate – operations costs. We stay on budget, period.
We do this by bringing Midwestern common-sense to all of our projects.
We understand that architecture is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we want to make the most of it. We work hard, and we love what we do.
Nothing makes us more proud than the success of our clients. We make the design and construction process easy so they can focus on being the best in their respective industries.
We have 90 professionals over 7 offices in Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck, Dickinson, Minot, Williston, Alexandria and Minneapolis because we want to be a part of the communities where we work and live every day.
AIA North Dakota Best of Show, Honor, Juror's Choice, Merit, and Unbuilt Awards
North Dakota Ready-Mix Excellence in Concrete Awards
DECI Development of the Year Awards
Education Design Honorable Mentions
St. Paul Heritage Preservation Awards
Minnesota Preservation Awards
Prime Site Awards of Excellence
North Dakota Barrier-Free Design Awards
North Dakota Concrete Products Awards
MC Landscape Design Awards
Mid-America EDC Redevelopment Awards
North Dakota Housing Finance Production Awards
Grand Forks Chamber City Beautification Awards
Grand Forks Chamber Special Achievement Awards
National School Boards Association Awards
Committee on Urban Design and Environment Awards
This is an outstanding project all the way around. On budget, on time, beautiful and functional.
Steve Ludwig, Vice President of Administrative Affairs, St. Cloud State University
What We Do
to meet current goals and anticipate those in the future.
to maximize the budget.
to utilize higher performance design to lower operations costs.
for an easy, open, communicative process.
JLG’s size and decades of experience means that we are able to offer specialized services so that when opportunity knocks, we know how to answer.
The Sanford Clinic uses 15.6% less energy and 21.8% less water than other buildings of its type.
The year was 1989. North Dakota was celebrating its Centennial, Gino Gasparini had already coached the University of North Dakota to its third national championship and, armed with an used blueprint machine and a part-time secretary, Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen decided to make JLG history.
Match JLGers from 25 years ago.
Twenty-five years, 100 staff, seven (soon to be eight) offices and over ten million square feet later, JLG owes its longevity to a few simple rules
We always do right by our clients.
We create award-winning designs with superior construction documents.
We never, ever miss a budget.
After 25 years, we know. We know how to design buildings with the lowest possible maintenance and utility costs, the places to put the most dollars to aid in recruitment while increasing memory retention, and how to get patients comfortably in and out of an healthcare center as efficiently as possible.
We know our designs impact our clients, our communities, and everyone who comes into contact with our architecture. While it may look like bricks and mortar and concrete and glass, when we look at our designs, we see people.
UND Gorecki Alumni Center
Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
MDU Community Bowl
NDSU Beef Research
Williston Area Recreation Center
At JLG, community in ingrained in our culture. We are proud to call North Dakota and Minnesota our home, and believe that giving back to our communities is one of the most rewarding – and fun – parts of our jobs. Our employees volunteer for the widest variety of philanthropic ventures, from Downtown Design Review boards to auto enthusiast organizations. In addition, JLG is a proud member of the 1% Program, in which we dedicate 1% of our time to not-for-profit architecture.