Paul Lawton

Meet Paul Lawton AIA, LEED AP

Vice President, Architecture
Paul’s expertise in the planning and design of government, civic, commercial, medical, and education projects have positioned him as one of ISG’s most dynamic project managers. A leader of innovation amongst his colleagues, Paul’s experience designing LEED Certified facilities has helped contribute to the region’s growing market for sustainable, cost-effective energy and environmental stewardship. Leading much of ISG’s large-scale and high-profile work, Paul is continuously looking to grow as a professional and offer custom services for partners. Not only is his work an exceptional reflection of the firm within the A/E industry, Paul has also completed the AIA Minnesota Leadership Forum and Greater Mankato Growth Leadership Institute and serves as a leader for numerous local non-profit organizations.

Articles by Paul Lawton

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Corporate Community Involvement Builds Partnerships

Due to direct relationships and intimate understandings, resident philanthropic organizations are often well-positioned to rally the communities they serve to provide solutions to local challenges, creating valuable partnership opportunities between non-profits, cities, and school districts. By integrating unique engagement efforts into school organizations - teachers, principals, architects, engineers, and everyone in between can help make educational institutions a success from the community core outward to support positive 21st century plans.

photo collage of St. Peter High School in St. Peter, Minnesota

How 21st Century Design Maximizes Engagement in PreK-12 Education

Back to school season often begins with educators, administrators, and staff prepping their schools for the incoming classes – rearranging desks, organizing supplies, lesson planning, and hosting orientations. And while educators certainly carry the load in ensuring school districts run smoothly, architecture and interior design makes the grade when it comes to supporting learning styles and maximizing engagement in schools. Get your pencils out to take notes on how 21st century design maximizes engagement in PreK-12 education.

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