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Architect - Retail

Rochester, MN | Full Time
8 Days Ago

Job Description


ISG is excited to bolster our team with an Architect, passionate about our Commercial Business Unit. Applicants should have an enthusiasm for big picture strategy, designing and developing relationships. As an Architect for the Commercial Business Unit, you will be an ISG Employee Owner working collaboratively with your fellow employee owners to develop creative solutions for retail and repeat clients. Noted as an Emerging Professional Friendly firm by the AIA, this role provides immense opportunities to learn and strengthen skills, lead, and mentor team members with the development and design of projects.

Regardless of your office, you will assist in winning and executing work within the Commercial Business Unit throughout the entire ISG footprint. Because of this, travel may be necessary at times. These trips are usually 1-2 days and happen approximately monthly.

In this role, you will work closely with Jeremy Wiesen, AIA, Architecture Group Leader and Ryan Anderson, PE, Commercial Business Unit Leader. You will also collaborate with ISG internal resources for design and project collaboration, project execution, code review and evaluations, specification writers, visualization specialists, and construction administrators. Here are a few recent projects:

  • Aldi
  • U-Haul
  • MOKA Coffee
  • Harley Davidson

We are looking to add your design expertise to continue supporting similar projects. Here are more details:


  • Understand the brand and be an ambassador for its integration and impact on a project.
  • Understand the design, detailing and construction elements of the brand and efficiently implement.
  • Be able to work with internal and external partners to adapt a brand to unique design criteria, City requirements.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with brand partners and contractors.
  • Be able to identify necessary revisions to prototypical standards, provide solutions and review with external partners.
  • Serve as a mentor and build the team.


  • Ability to connect and promote ISG’s solutions to clients.
  • Ability to communicate ideas empathetically and visually through both written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to represent ISG and clients in public forums.
  • Bachelor's or master’s degree from an accredited architecture program.
  • Licensed to practice architecture.
  • Familiarity in Revit, Adobe Suite and Sketchup computer software packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, participate with a variety of team members on different projects at varying levels of development.


We are 100% owned by our employees! ISG's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) allows for broader ownership, and the ability to be directly connected to performance, our culture of accountability and opportunism is amplified. Put simply, everyone works hard = everyone benefits, not just an elite group.

We are focused on strengths, using those talents to guide personal development and team collaboration. We are involved in our communities and manage through empowerment. Firm growth is a direct reflection of the dedication, ingenuity, and hard work each ISG owner brings to the office and field every day.

ISG's growth and sustainability are based on the unwavering belief that we need to grow for the betterment of our people and firm. We are entrepreneurial. We believe in having the right people onboard and being disciplined during good times and when faced with new challenges. And most importantly, we foster growth through positive mentorship and progressive ideas that lead to strategic, contextual based decisions. We believe that this unwavering commitment to our culture, clients, and dynamic qualities translates to better services for our partners, and that it will continue to guide ISG's future.

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