JLG Architects’ 15-Year Impact On The Fargo Community

For a community that is only 150 years old, Fargo is home to some of the most influential companies in the country – including JLG Architects, U.S. Architecture Giant and of Inc. Magazines Best Places to Work.

While JLG’s 150 employee-owners are working coast to coast on everything from hockey arenas to healthcare centers, the firm attributes much of its 32-year success to the community building they have helped drive forward in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area. Let’s take a look at some of their recent high-impact spaces that have helped shape our region.

Loretta Building

“We take a great deal of pride in improving the communities we work with,” said JLG CEO Michelle Mongeon Allen. “Fargo is no different. It really is amazing to see how the community has blossomed over the years and it feels even better to be a part of it.”

Positioned directly across from the new Broadway Square and Block 9 development, the Kilbourne Group’s Loretta Building is a beautiful and eye-catching structure that boasts 48,000 square feet of office, retail, and commercial space. JLG has worked on several projects with the Kilbourne Group, including the recently-completed renovations to the Black Building, and mixed-use developments under construction at The Mercantile and The Landing at 1001 NP. JLG will soon be developing their own space at the corner of Broadway and Main because the firm is expanding their service offerings and needs more room to grow.

Aldevron Tower

The newly-erected Aldevron Tower at North Dakota State is a 74,000-square-foot building that creates a collaborative and unified, career-focused learning environment for students in the ever-increasingly important fields of pharmacy, nursing, respiratory care, medical lab sciences, radiologic sciences and public health. The architecture at Aldevron Tower directly supports the team-based real-world applications it serves.

The learning environment will increase the number of healthcare professionals in the region – a contribution towards better healthcare for generations to come.

Sanford Medical Center Fargo

JLG has collaborated with Sanford Health on a number of facilities in the region, including Sanford Clinics in Moorhead, West Fargo, and South Fargo at Veteran’s Square, as well as work at the Sanford Broadway Medical Center. Shown here is the only Level I Adult Trauma Center between Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver, and Omaha.

West Fargo Sports Arena

One of the region’s favorite sports, ice hockey, was at the center of a JLG project that added two ice rinks to our area in November 2017. The West Fargo Sports Arena is home to the West Fargo Packers, Sheyenne Mustangs and West Fargo United hockey teams. The facility is also a mainstay for the West Fargo Hockey Association.

The main sheet of ice on the south side of the building allows for a total of 1,100 to 1,200 spectators and the second rink can host about 400, making the West Fargo Sports Arena a great place for human connection.