Strategic goal

To be the leading design firm that achieves inspiring, generative impacts across the board on every project by 2026.

Generative impacts begin with ideas

We are thought leaders in our profession. We seek to push the design profession to continually improve and raise the level of critical thinking, innovation, and engagement. We regularly give professional talks, write articles, blog, and give lectures in academic settings on a range of design-related topics. We host the NEXT Design forum, a series of public events that feature recognized thought leaders who exchange ideas about design and positively impacting the environment. We invite you to join the conversation.

News

  • MSR Design elevates staff as part of an initiative to become a more nimble and transparent practice

    Firm CEO and principal Traci Engel Lesneski states, “At the heart of these promotions is support for individual and firm-wide growth and redoubled intentionality related to strengthening design, ensuring successful project outcomes, and enhancing our ability to serve clients.”

  • MSR Design will host a mindful MATERIALS pop-up event on the theme of materials circularity

    The Minneapolis mM pop-up event in MSR Design’s studio will focus on circularity. We invite you to join us in learning about the next steps on the road to building a common materials framework and why the industry is looking beyond single impact areas (e.g., carbon) to take a more holistic approach to materials sustainability.

  • Public architecture design specialist Jeffery Davis joins MSR Design as a senior associate

    “We are delighted to welcome Jeff to MSR Design,” says MSR Design CEO and president Traci Engel Lesneski. “His belief in architecture’s role in creating resilient and equitable communities aligns well with MSR Design’s values. Jeff’s hire extends our firm’s presence in the western region, a key area of growth for our practice.”