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.


  • Sensory library design: responding to a pandemic’s impact on built environments

    by Traci Engel Lesneski | MSR Design CEO and principal

  • Message for racial justice

    As Minnesotans and, beyond that, as human beings, we are heartbroken by the brutal killing of George Floyd. We honor him and the countless other Black lives lost so cruelly and senselessly. We condemn all forms of racism and social injustice. Change is long overdue—more than 400 years overdue. MSR Design commits to listening to,…

  • MSR Design COVID-19 response

    Clients and Colleagues: To do our part to curb the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and welfare of everyone in all of our communities, MSR Design has made the decision to institute the following policies as we continue to operate and serve our clients: Working remotely. Effective immediately, all staff will be…