MSR Design elevates Dagmara Larsen to principal

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Dagmara Larsen, AIA, LEED AP, to principal. MSR Design president Jack Poling, FAIA, LEED AP, states, “Dagmara joined our firm in January 2005 and since then has demonstrated inspired design leadership coupled with tenacious project stewardship, a willingness to listen, and continuous growth.” He adds, “She has consciously expanded her efforts to bring new opportunities to the firm, making it an easy decision to have her join us as a principal.”

Offering a truly international perspective, Dagmara is a native of Poland and has worked in Europe, South America, and the United States. She has served as project manager and project designer for a wide range of projects, including libraries, academic facilities, office buildings, and private residences. Our clients and peers have recognized Dagmara’s ability to simultaneously balance a project’s programmatic needs, aesthetics, and sustainable drivers through various awards, including an AIA/ALA Library Building Award, an AIA CAE Education Facility Design Award of Excellence, an ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award, multiple AIA Minnesota Honor Awards, and a Young Architect Award from the Association of Polish Architects.

MSR principal Traci Engel Lesneski, CID, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate AIA, remarks, “Dagmara has been key to the design excellence and success of several of our firm’s signature projects. She has helped many of our staff improve as designers in their own right through her mentorship and leadership. She is expert at marrying the technical and performative aspects of architecture with beauty and inspiration. On top of all that, Dagmara’s spirit and energy help our staff and clients see possibility. Her leadership will help guide MSR to ever greater places.”

Dagmara enthusiastically remarks, “I am delighted to become a principal of MSR, joining a group of excellent partners who are leading a firm, founded on design excellence, to achieve inspiring, generative outcomes on every project. MSR’s team of talented and passionate people make me excited for the future.”

Speaking personally, Jack says, “I could not be more thrilled to have Dagmara become a principal. I know that her talent and drive will help propel us to achieve the lofty ambitions we have for the firm, and I welcome her as my partner.”


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