Minnesota architecture firm enters Arkansas market through acquisition

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Minnesota architecture, engineering, environmental and planning firm ISG has opened its first Arkansas office.

The company recently acquired Rogers commercial design firm Unit Architecture, led by owner and principal Ryan King. ISG’s Arkansas office is at 3100 Market St. in downtown Rogers.

“We are thrilled to bring ISG’s services to Arkansas,” CEO Lynn Bruns said. “By extending our team into this growing community and integrating Ryan’s local relationships, perspective, and development knowledge into our firm’s expertise, ISG will become more responsive and accessible to current and prospective clients.”

ISG is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 and is a 100% ESOP firm. The company has just under 500 employees in 13 offices in Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Arkansas.

According to a news release, King is the company’s Housing Business Unit leader. He has over 20 years of commercial design and development experience.

“I am delighted to be a part of the ISG team,” King said. “I am excited to lead the new office in Rogers and begin applying ISG’s in-house resources to benefit the fast-paced growth and housing shortages in the region. I am confident that we will build trust with existing and new clients through thoughtful and meaningful design and forge opportunities to create a better tomorrow for Arkansas.”