#workingontomorrow Nick Rettenberger & Andrew Koetz recently visited the site of the Fayette County Maintenance Shop in Fayette, Iowa, to check out the construction progress. Construction is set to wrap up in Fall of 2022 & we're excited to see the finished project. Check out these photos to see how it's coming along. #origindesign #itstartshere #architecture #structuralengineering #constructionupdate
#flashbackfriday Did you know Janet Urbain worked for us from 1996 to 2002, prior to joining Origin Design last September? She also started on the exact same day in 2021 as she did in 1996, September 27th. Check out these throwback photos from when she first started to now!
We're #hiring! We're looking for a Traffic & Transportation Engineering Team Leader to manage, provide guidance and oversight, as well as technical expertise to our Traffic & Transportation Team. Think you may be the right fit? Learn more & apply here!
#tbt We asked Zach Thielen to tell us about a favorite project he's worked on since starting at Origin Design. Here's what he had to say: "My favorite project to be a part of at Origin Design was The Meadows Clubhouse Renovation. This project allowed us, as a design team, to explore many different interior concepts as we focused on the lighting and materiality of the new bar, golf simulator and pro shop spaces. On top of honing our interior design skills, I also enjoyed learning about the relationship between designers and the community. With this being a public project, we had the opportunity to present our design to the people of Asbury, where they shared their hopes for the project. We listened and incorporated their ideas into our design and the resulting project was better because of our collaboration."
#workingontomorrow Pat Ready, Mat Townsley & Brenda Ritt had a great time checking out the progress on the Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center and Union Hall. Thanks to Mike McNeil & Bush Construction for the tour! Learn more about the project here.
#flashbackfriday We asked Eric Helminiak to tell us about a favorite project he's worked on while at Origin Design. Here's what he had to say: "One of my favorite projects to be a part of at Origin Design was Sartell High School in Sartell, MN. The architecture on the project presented a number of opportunities for creativity in the structural design, including the main focal point – two interior bridges across a two-story common space. The project was a great opportunity to engage the entire structural team in roundtable brainstorming sessions for the innovative parts of the building structure and we came up with some great ideas. The design team was organized, the design process was well planned, and the project was a great example of proactive coordination between all of the design disciplines."
Last Friday, our staff attended the Grand Opening of the Bee Branch Pedestrian Tunnels in Dubuque, IA. The project has made such an impact on the Dubuque community—we're so grateful to have been a part of it! Check out more photos & learn more about the project here.
Andrew Busch, AIA, and Chris Becklin, PE, recently graduated from the ACEC Wisconsin Leadership Institute. ACEC, American Council of Engineering Companies, of Wisconsin annually offers the Leadership Institute. Congrats, Andrew & Chris! We're lucky to have you on our #origincrew!
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#tbt We asked Brian Balser to tell us about a favorite memory of his while at Origin Design. Here's what he had to say: "Some of my favorite memories while working at Origin Design include working with individuals when they first join our team. Not only do I get the opportunity to share with them the support and resources we have built up over the years and put in place to assist them in being successful technically, but I also get the opportunity to be among the first they really get to know, and welcome them to the team. Later, when those same individuals reach out for assistance long after our regular mentoring has been completed – it feels like a success, for both them and me."
Congratulations, Amanda Kennedy, on being named the 2021 Waugh Award Recipient. The Waugh Award is in honor of our co-founder, Denny Waugh. The award recognizes an Origin employee owner that supports and furthers its Mission-Vision-Values, while exhibiting the traits of Waugh, including passion, generosity, leading by example and loyalty. We're so proud to have you on our #origincrew!
#tbt On April 26, 1999, Origin Design (formerly IIW) became an ESOP. Co-founders Carl Schoenhard & Dennis Waugh (pictured) originally enacted the ESOP as a way to secure the future of the company following Schoenhard's retirement. Now over 20 years later, Origin Design is 100% employee owned.
#tbt Codi Putnam, Director of Finance, reflected on the last four years at Origin Design and her favorite memory was when the company became 100% employee owned. "One of my favorite memories was getting to hand out checks to the 22 shareholders that came together & agreed to be bought out in order for us to become a 100% employee-owned company. It was a big commitment for those involved to better the future of the company."
#tbt We asked Cody Kelchen what his favorite project is that he has worked on since starting at Origin Design 2 years ago. The answer: "My favorite project I have worked on while at Origin Design was a local industrial project. There were some unusual challenges with this project that really struck my curiosity; one being the presence of coal.....Using our best judgement, we had to determine how much, if any, coal residue was acceptable underneath our roadway without causing long term damage to the pavement structure. I learned so much both in the field and in the office from this project."
Are you looking for something fun to do with your families this week? Join us at the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival at the University of Dubuque this Thursday, April 7th from 4 to 7 PM. Amanda Kennedy, Emily Crowe, Gertrude Heimerdinger & Macy Mislivecek will be at Origin Design's Booth & are excited to meet you & share all about STEM.
Members of our Quad Cities Office recently volunteered at River Bend Food Bank packing weekend meal bags for their Backpack Program. Through the Backpack Program, River Bend Food Bank partners with schools and nonprofit afterschool programs to give kids at risk of hunger food to take home for the weekend. Our #origincrew helped pack around 1200 meal bags for the program!
#tbt Dan Schlueter has been with Origin Design since 1995 & over the years has worked on many projects & shared many laughs with all of us. Tomorrow is Dan's last day with Origin Design & we're celebrating his retirement by looking back at some our favorite memories with Dan over the years.
#flashbackfriday Laurie Wehrspann has been with Origin Design for 30 years. Laurie said her favorite memory at Origin Design was when "We were moving our boxes in the reception area [of the old building] that wasn't completed when we initially moved in. While we were moving boxes, Robin [Walter] tripped & fell into a box full of dust. It made a cloud of dust in the room & we busted a gut."
We wrapped up our 3-week long Architecture, Engineering & Land Survey Exploring Program on Tuesday with a presentation from Zach Thielen & Gertrude Heimerdinger. Throughout the 3 weeks, students from local high schools completed a variety of hands-on activities to get a clearer idea about careers in the industry. Special shoutout to Emily Crowe, Bryson Winsky and Nick Schneider for also helping coordinate this program!
Your future starts here. We're hiring for multiple positions & we want you to join our #origincrew. Check out our open positions. #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #dubuquejobs #quadcitiesjobs #hiring
We'll see you tonight & tomorrow at the IRWA annual conference! Stop by Booth 86 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM tonight and 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM tomorrow to talk to John Berns & Eldon Schneider to learn more about the services we can offer your community. #origindesign #workingontomorrow #waterresources #municipal #itstartshere #irwaannualconference
Happy Engineers Week! We're so grateful for our team of engineers & all they do to improve the communities we serve!
#origindesign #workingontomorrow #engineersmakeithappen #engineersweek2022 #itstartshere
Dawn Rick is celebrating 20 years at Origin Design today! She's been with Origin for half of its 40 years in business. Congrats, Dawn! #workingontomorrow #origindesign #itstartshere #milestoneanniversary
#workingontomorrow Our #QuadCities office attended the groundbreaking for the River Bend Food Bank expansion. Origin Design is providing Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering and Land Survey alongside Bush Construction and Paragon Commercial Interiors. We're excited to see this project get underway! #origindesign #itstartshere #togetherwedeliversolutions
Are you attending the upcoming IRWA Annual Water Conference in Des Moines, IA? If so, stop by booth 86 and visit Eldon Schneider & John Berns to learn more about how Origin Design can help your community! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #transformationstartshere
We're hiring! We're looking for a full-time Civil Engineering Design Technician to contribute to the design of streets, trails, building sites and more. Learn more about the position & how to apply here. #yourfuturestartshere #origindesign #workingontomorrow #civilengineering
We're hiring! We're looking for an experienced Civil Engineer to join our Land Development & Municipal Teams. The position could be located in either our #Dubuque or #QuadCities office. Learn more & apply here. #origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #hiring
We're hiring! We're looking for an entry level Civil/Municipal Engineer to join our Municipal/Water Resources Team. The position will be based out of our Dubuque Office. Find out more & apply here. #origindesign #workingontomorrow #yourfuturestartshere
#tbt Check out these throwback photos of Jeff Winter, our longest standing employee at Origin Design, working on a project at the Port of Dubuque. Jeff started in 1984, just two years after the company was founded. Fun fact: During the project they had to measure across the "pond" of the harbor to ensure the Diamond Jo Casino boat could fit through the harbor opening and turn around easily.
#40yearanniversary #origindesign #1982to2022 #followourjourney
We're hiring a Civil Engineering Intern for Summer 2022 to assist our Municipal & Water Resources Teams. Apply Now! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #municipal #waterresources #civilengineering #hiring #yourfuturestartshere
Today's the day, University of Iowa engineering students. Kristin Crawford & John Berns will be at the Engineering Career fair from 12 to 4 PM today! Stop by and learn more about our open positions.
#origindesign #workingontomorrow #werehiring #uiowa #engineering
Hey UW-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science students. Craig Geiser & Jim Bousley will be at the Engineering Career fair from 3 to 6 PM today! Stop by and learn more about the positions we're #hiring for:
-Co-op Field Services Construction Assistant
-Land Surveying Intern -Civil Engineering Intern
-Civil/Municipal Entry Level Engineer
#origindesign #workingontomorrow #werehiring #UWP #engineering
Today's the day, Iowa State College of Engineering students. Lauren Ray & Ryan Obrecht will be at the Engineering Career fair from 12 to 5 PM today! Stop by and learn more about the positions we're #hiring for:
-Co-op Field Services Construction Assistant
-Land Surveying Intern
-Civil Engineering Intern
-Civil/Municipal Entry Level Engineer
#origindesign #workingontomorrow #werehiring #iowastate #engineering
Over the weekend, some of our staff participated in the Tri-State Area Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. Junior Achievement provides local students with financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship learning experiences. Thanks Junior Achievement of the Heartland for such a fun day! #origindesign #workingontomorrow
Are you currently a student at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa or UW-Platteville? We're coming to a career fair near you next week & we're actively #hiring for a variety of positions! #origindesign #werehiring #careerfairs #workingontomorrow #origincrew
40 years ago today we started #workingontomorrow. Denny Waugh and Carl Schoenhard, Jr. founded Origin Design, then known as IIW Associates P.C., on Feb. 1, 1982. Where does the time go? Learn more about how it all started. #40years #1982to2022
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Origin Design! Thank you to our clients and employees (past & present) for being a part of the journey. Stay tuned throughout the year as we celebrate and look back at some memorable moments over the last 40 years. #origindesign #40yearanniversary #workingontomorrow #followourjourney #1982-2022
Happy 25th anniversary, Dave Schwarz! We're lucky to have you on our #origincrew! #origindesign #milestoneanniversary #workingontomorrow #itstartshere
We're Hiring! Are you currently enrolled in a civil engineering, surveying or construction-related technology academic program? If so, we want you to join our #origincrew as a Land Surveying Intern. Apply Now! #origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #hiring
Are you attending the upcoming WCHA Winter Road School starting on January 17th? If so, stop by Booth 44 to chat with our #origincrew to see how we can help you on your next project! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #wchawinterroadschool #togetherwedeliversolutions
We're Hiring! Are you or someone you know looking for a co-op opportunity for the 2022 Summer & Fall Semester? Apply now for our Co-op Field Services Construction Assistant position! #origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #workingontomorrow #dubuquejobs #hiring
Chris Becklin celebrated 10 years with Origin Design yesterday! Congrats Chris. We're excited to see what you'll accomplish with us in the next 10! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #milestoneanniversary #itstartshere
Welcome to Origin Design, Isaiah Yeager! We're excited to have you on our Field Services Team and can't wait to see what you accomplish! #origindesign #newhire #origincrew #civilengineering #fieldservices #workingontomorrow #yourfuturestartshere
Happy 10 year anniversary, Rick Turner! We're thankful for everything you do to keep our technology running smoothly! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #milestoneanniversary
Today we're celebrating Darren Jargo's 15th year with Origin Design! We can't wait to see what you accomplish in the next 15! #origindesign #milestoneanniversary #workingontomorrow #itstartshereD
Happy New Year! Wishing you all a happy & healthy 2022 from everyone at Origin Design!
Courtney Wand has officially been at Origin Design for 10 years! Congrats on the milestone, Courtney. We're excited to see what you accomplish in the next 10! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #milestoneanniversary #itstartshere #trafficandtransportation #structuralengineer
Throughout the month of November and December, Origin Design’s Dubuque Office and Platinum Supplemental Insurance collected donations for the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Victim Services Shelter. Thank you to all the employees that participated. Today, we were able to deliver two carloads of essentials to the shelter, including cleaning supplies, towels, dishes and more. #origindesign #monthofgiving #communityinvolvement #workingontomorrow #itstartshere
Lauren is celebrating 2 decades at Origin Design! Congrats on 20 years, Lauren. We're grateful for you & your leadership today and everyday. #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #fieldservicesteamleader #structuralengineer
We want YOU to join our crew! We're hiring a Senior Architect based out of our corporate office in Dubuque, IA. Apply now!
Stop by Booth #59 at the Iowa County Engineers Conference today and tomorrow to chat with Julie Neebel, Courtney Wand and Nate Miller about what Origin Design can do for you! We can't wait to see you there! #origindesign #workingontomorrow
Jon Lutz is celebrating 5 years at Origin Design today! Congrats on everything you've accomplished so far, Jon. We're lucky to have you on our team! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #milestoneanniversary #itstartshere #municipal #engineering
Will you be attending the upcoming Iowa County Engineers Conference on Dec. 15 & 16? Stop by Booth #59 to chat with Julie Neebel, Courtney Wand and Nate Miller, to learn more about what Origin Design can do for you! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere
#workingontomorrow What a beautiful day captured in the City of Dyersville this fall. Our #origincrew worked with the City on this roundabout project, which opened to traffic in November of 2020.
Hillcrest Family Services Reflections in the Park is now open at Murphy Park in Dubuque. You have until Jan. 2 to come see our new Grinch display. Stop by tomorrow night to see some of our #origincrew volunteers as you enter.
Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for our clients and our awesome employees. What are you thankful for this year?
Happy Veterans Day from everyone at Origin Design! Thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve!
Welcome to Origin Design, Macy Mislivecek! We're excited to have you as a Civil Engineering Designer on our Land Development Team and can't wait to see what you'll accomplish!
We want you to join the Origin Crew! We're hiring a Bridge Inspector/Civil Engineering Technician! Apply now!
Check out these photos from #ESOPMonth! We had a blast celebrating being 100% employee-owned with jeopardy, taco night, a bean bag tourney, a scavenger hunt & more. Special thank you to all of our employee owners for everything you do!
Meet Andy Goedken, civil engineer on our Municipal team at Origin Design. Andy enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, from camping and boating in the summer to hunting in the fall and winter. In his free time, Andy also enjoys homebrewing beer.
Throughout the month of October, we've been highlighting the people who make Origin Design what it is. Meet Noah, civil engineer on our transportation team. When not at work, Noah enjoys watching playoff baseball and photographing the scenic beauty of fall colors across the Upper Midwest.
Meet Cody Austin, our land development team leader and civil engineer. In his free time, Cody enjoys coaching robotics, riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.
Meet Zach Thielen, architectural associate based in our #Dubuque office. Zach's favorite thing about Origin is the social gatherings which allow him to interact with people he wouldn't otherwise.
Meet Emily Crowe, structural engineer at Origin Design. In her free time, Emily loves learning about anything and everything, but is currently engrossed in understanding personal finance and teaching her friends.