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From Babylon to Barre Mills, Wisconsin, biophilia is more important than ever

The trend toward biophilia continues to grow When Queen Amytis of Babylon longed for the verdant hills of her childhood, she turned to biophilic design to fulfill the deep need to connect to nature, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were born. Fast forward to modern times, and many of us are feeling a similar…

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DBS Group to design-build renovations at Resilience Center

DBS Group has been retained as the design-builder for a 7,500-square-foot office renovation project for Resilience Center in Rochester, MN, which provides mental health services for children, adolescents and adults. The project includes repurposing existing space for new private offices, expanding waiting area space, upgrading the breakroom area, and updating finishes throughout. Construction is scheduled…

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Before and After: New Minnetonka MN Facility Is Unrecognizable

The Goddard School contracted with DBS Group to gut and remodel a building to create a new school in Minnetonka. The transformation is astounding.

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Why design-build contractors are growing in popularity

And how to identify an authentic design-build contractor The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently released a study providing an overview of the design-build industry, including trends, growth and the market forecast. The study includes modeling and research based on industry expertise, data mining and interviews with 46 design-build contractors and industry stakeholders and electronic…

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Material lead times and cost increases impact commercial construction

Owner/builders should plan projects earlier than ever Equipment and material lead times and cost increases continue to impact the commercial construction industry. The good news is you can mitigate some of these increases by thoughtful planning in the very early project stages. How early? Earlier than ever, say our design-build experts. That means if you’re…

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Understanding grants and incentives for sustainable construction

Sustainable construction gaining traction with commercial projects Increasingly, Earth Day is every day as developers seek opportunities to design and build commercial construction projects in a more earth-friendly manner. Eco-friendly practices used to be a consideration only for those on the fringes of commercial construction even a couple of decades ago, and these days it’s…

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DBS Group to design-build Med Cities Business Condos

DBS Group has been selected to design and build Med City Business Condos. The new 12,000-square-foot, eight-tenant business condo facility will be located at 2973 43rd Street NW in Rochester, MN. Each 1,500-square-foot tenant space will be set up for a small business to occupy. And each unit includes a 14-by-14 overhead door, single unisex…

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Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe contracts with DBS Group for new project

Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe has contracted with DBS Group to design and build an LCO Emergency Operation Center in Hayward, WI. The new 12,600-square-foot center will include emergency operations administration space, a squad room, evidence processing and areas for equipment and other storage, training, intake and processing, a dog pound, a garage for large equipment…

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2021 Video Retrospective: A Sampling of DBS Group Projects This Year

Looking back at some of the projects we completed in 2021, we clearly had a great year. That, of course, wouldn’t be possible without fantastic clients. To all of you who entrusted your projects to us, thank you. And to all, Happy New Year!

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Combining mixed-use and multifamily housing can yield benefits

Developers can support regional needs for affordable housing with healthy ROI Mixed-use and affordable multifamily housing developments aren’t always pictured together, and developers may wonder about the financial viability of a project that combines mixed-use and multifamily housing. But increasingly, developers are realizing the benefits of such projects, including easing the affordable housing crisis in…

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