ABOUT US

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

Origin Design® (formerly IIW) 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.

Together we deliver solutions.

Our vision.

Go To Firm: To be the most sought after and most respected in the markets we serve

Sustainable Growth: Growth in capabilities, relationships and locations

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
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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.

Today's the day! Stop by Booth 18 at the Iowa County Conservation Conference. Julie Neebel & Courtney Wand will be there to talk with you about how Origin Design can help your county.

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Hey College Students! It's that time of year again, career fair season! Check out our schedule below to see if we'll be stopping by your school this fall. While you're at it, check out our careers page to see if we might be a fit for you. We hope to see you soon!

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#tbt Throughout her 24 years at Origin Design, Julie Neebel has worked on a multitude of projects that have transformed the communities we serve. When we asked Julie to tell us about her favorite part about being an engineer at Origin Design, she said: "One way I find purpose as an engineer is the fun projects I help design and develop, thinking about the trail/roadway user and then going out and using the trail with my granddaughters."

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We're exhibiting at the Iowa County Conservation Conference on September 14th at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Stop by Booth 18 to learn more about Origin Design & what we can do for your county.

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Bryson Winsky is celebrating 5 years with Origin Design. Congrats, Bryson! We're lucky to have you on our #origincrew!

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We're Hiring! Are you looking to break into the A/E industry or just looking for a change of pace? Check out our open positions and see if we might be a fit for you! 

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#workingontomorrow The Russell Industrial Park in #Davenport, Iowa, is taking shape with the completion of the first of six buildings on the 95-acre development. As crews continued work on the site, civil engineer Kristin Crawford gave us a tour and explained some of the site updates and amenities. The site design includes numerous infrastructure updates and roadway improvements. The most prominent site features are the three connected ponds near the park entrance that will provide a warm welcome to tenants and visitors.

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#tbt When we asked Gertrude Heimerdinger to tell us about her favorite project since starting at Origin, she knew just what one to talk about. Here's what she had to say: "My favorite project so far has been BVM. This senior living facility addition was one of my very first projects here at Origin Design! I was impressed with the large scale, complexity, and the architectural program featuring underground parking, a theater, a large pool and many beautiful senior living units. Our structural team did a fantastic job coordinating with the architect and addressing the structural complexity within the project all while showing me the ropes on drafting construction documents and expanding my knowledge on structural engineering!"

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#throwbackthursday Jeri Vondera has been with Origin Design for nearly 10 years. Here's what she had to say about her favorite memory while at Origin: "Many of my favorite memories involve the holiday parties. Two years we had dueling pianos and that was a lot of fun. One year we had a comedian who wasn’t from around here. The party was on the south side of Dubuque in Key West. I guess the comedian heard he was going to Key West and was a little disappointed when he found out it was in Dubuque. At least, that was his running joke all night. Origin Design knows how to throw some great parties!"

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Today's the day! Stop by Booth 46 at the ISAC Annual Conference to talk with Julie Neebel & Courtney Wand about what Origin Design can do for you!

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What's a better way to cap off a Monday than ice cream? We can't think of anything! Thanks to Vesperman Farms for coming out to serve our staff a sweet treat to start the week! 

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#flashbackfriday We asked Marketing Coordinator, Morgan Johnson, to share a favorite memory from her last two years at Origin Design. Here's what she had to say: "My favorite memories at Origin have been when we all get together as coworkers either during or outside of the workday. Recently a group of us went Axe Throwing after work & it was a great way to have fun together outside of our regular office hours."

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