MSR Design announces two new associates

Congratulations to Lauren Gardner and Emilie Kopp on being named MSR Design associates!

Emilie Kopp, Associate AIA
“Emilie is becoming an influential designer in the firm, taking on complicated projects and getting involved in our pro bono and affordable housing work. As a member of the AIA Minnesota Culture Change Initiative Committee and ambassador for MSR Design’s initiatives around equity, diversity, and inclusion, she focuses on ensuring that our projects benefit the individual residents and neighborhoods they are designed for. I truly enjoy working with Emilie. She challenges us to do better in our work, she’s creative, and she has a very good design sensibility. She is a positive, delightful colleague, and I am thrilled that she is part of MSR Design.”
—Paul Mellblom, Principal, MSR Design

Lauren Gardner
“A passionate and talented designer, Lauren has played an essential role in developing MSR Design’s healthy materials initiative. Her enthusiasm for responsible design that positively impacts our lives is infectious, and her contributions extend beyond project work and our practice. Lauren is currently associate vice president of advocacy for the IIDA Northland Chapter and an active participant in other local nonprofit organizations. We are delighted to have Lauren be an important part of MSR Design and congratulate her on her promotion to associate.”
—Dagmara Larsen, Principal, MSR Design

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