Fargo architect Mark Shaul to retire

May 22nd, 2017

After four decades serving Fargo and the surrounding communities, JLG Architect Mark Shaul will be retiring in June 2017.

Born and raised in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Mark graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1976. He took his first architectural job with Foss Engelstad Foss in 1976, and later worked for Bruce Hella Architectural Studio, T.L. Stroh Architects, and Foss Architecture before joining JLG. Some of his notable projects include The Village Family Service Center, the West Acres Renovation and Food Court, renovations to Vogel Law Firm and the NDSU Memorial Union, the Concordia College Offutt School of Business, and the recently-opened Wellness Center at the University of Minnesota-Crookston.

A member of the Fargo West Rotary, the North Dakota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the Plains Art Museum, Mark was also the President of the Fargo West Rotary, and sat on the Moorhead Board of Appeals.

In addition, Mark spent much of his career creating bridges between the architecture and construction industry. A member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), he was the President of the CSI Red River Valley Chapter and taught Construction Management courses as an adjunct within the North Dakota State University Department of Architecture and Engineering.

In his retirement, Mark plans to spend more time golfing and at the family lake cabin with his wife, Jennifer, and traveling "to see the world."

About JLG Architects
JLG is a 100-percent employee-owned full-service architecture firm, founded in 1989 by Lonnie Laffen and Gary Johnson. Today, the firm has grown to twelve offices with over 110 employees, and was one of the 50 Best Places to work in America by Inc Magazine.