I&S Group, the Mankato architecture, engineering and planning firm announced Thursday it has acquired Mankato-based Paulsen Architects.
Operations of Paulsen Architects will be merged into I&S Group and Paulsen Architects founder Bryan Paulsen will direct the architecture service line for I&S.
Paulsen Architects’ staff of 17 will join I&S and bring expertise in areas of design, technology and sustainability, according to the announcement.
Founded in 1995, Paulsen Architects has received national recognition and design awards for projects that include the Spam Museum, Minnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union, Blue Earth County Justice Center, Rosa Parks Elementary School and Mayo Clinic Health System Eastridge Clinic.
“We have highly respected the work Paulsen Architects has done for many years and, in many cases, competed directly with them. With their added expertise and experience, we will strengthen our team to nearly 150 talented individuals and insights for our clients,” said Chad Surprenant, P.E., president of I&S Group, in a written statement.