ABOUT US

We are experts who plan, design, manage and deliver unique solutions.

Origin Design® is a full-service professional design firm offering architecture; engineering, including land development, municipal, structural, traffic & transportation and water resources; field services and land survey.

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Our people.

Our highly qualified team meets the needs of our clients with creativity, talent and technical expertise.

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Client-focused creatives and technical experts. Let’s get to know each other.

Meet our team

What we do.

We deliver impactful, sustainable solutions to help the clients and communities we work with thrive and grow.

What starts as just an idea, can rise to transform an entire community. More importantly, it can profoundly and directly impact the quality of an individual person’s life—not just today, but tomorrow and beyond. That idea starts here.

WORKING ON TOMORROW

Let’s work on tomorrow. Together.

Our mission.

Creating a better tomorrow.

Our values.

Our history.

Building on our past.
Shaping tomorrow together.

Since 1982, Origin Design (formerly IIW) has built a reputation of delivering impactful, sustainable solutions. Our team has helped the clients and communities we work with thrive and grow. That won’t ever change.

Our history
Denny Waugh
I have a great deal of confidence in this next generation of employee owners, and I’m very enthused about their capabilities and dedication to the same mission as its founders. We do not want that to change.

Dennis Waugh Co-Founder

Follow our journey.

Congrats to two of our employees, Lauren Ray & Andy Goedken, on their successful completion of Leadership Dubuque this past May! We're so proud of you both and can't wait to see how you both continue to grow as leaders!

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Special thank you to Megan from B-1 Yoga for leading us in our Rooftop Yoga earlier this week! We had a great time and can't wait to do it again!

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We're stopping by the WCHA Summer Highway Conference next week! Stop by to see Noah Hofrichter at the Origin Design booth and learn more about how we can help you create a better tomorrow!

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#werehiring Are you an experienced municipal engineer with a passion for leading individuals? If so, check out our Municipal Engineering Team Leader position and join our #origincrew.

Learn more here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/2473967?source=AccessDubuque

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Patrick Sullivan! We're so lucky to have you on our #origincrew! Join us in congratulating Patrick on reaching this milestone!

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On this day, 25 years ago, Origin Design became an Employee-Owned Company. We love being employee-owned—knowing that the work we do directly benefits our clients and fellow employee owners. Here's to many more years of success and teamwork!

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Mark Nickolas is celebrating 20 years at Origin Design! We're so lucky to have you on our #origincrew! Happy Anniversary, Mark!

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day! This group of women ensure Origin Design runs as smoothly as possible from daily operations to project coordination! We're lucky to have them on our #origincrew!

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Happy Iowa Architecture Month! We're lucky to have this talented group of individuals on our Architecture team at Origin Design! Join us in celebrating them throughout the month!

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Congratulations to Amanda Kennedy & Emily Crowe on being nominated for the 2024 Women of Achievement Awards through Women's Leadership Network! We are so proud of the work you both do at Origin Design and within the community.

Amanda was nominated and won in the category of "Growth & Accomplishments in Personal Life." Emily Crowe was nominated for "Organizational Impact."

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We're stopping by a location near you this month! Check out where we're headed throughout the month of April and check out our website to learn more about Origin Design and how we are #creatingabettertomorrow.

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Happy 15th Anniversary, Mike Ruden! We're so lucky to have you on our #origincrew! Join us in congratulating Mike on reaching this milestone!

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