ENR Mountain States, working in concert with other regional ENR publications and editors across the U.S., has selected its Design Firms of the Year for 2021. They are CRSA, Salt Lake City, for the Intermountain area; and IMEG Corp., Denver.

Design Firms of the Year are chosen by a vote of the regional ENR editors from across the country based on a carefully selected group of finalists based on regional revenues, new initiatives, current projects, community and industry contributions and several other factors.

CRSA, Salt Lake City

CRSA has two offices in Utah and licenses in 12 states, with 58 design professionals working primarily in the areas of higher education, government and libraries, as well as residential, mixed-use, office projects, urban design, community and institutional planning, historic preservation, and the design of civic, commercial, cultural and religious projects.

CRSA also provides customized and responsive planning, architectural design, interior design and construction administration services.

CRSA moved its headquarters to downtown Salt Lake City in 2020, created a new website and formed a new market sector based on workplace strategy.

The firm’s notable new and ongoing projects include:

  • Walker Center Remodel, Third Floor (CRSA’s new HQ)
  • Taylorsville State Office Building, Taylorsville, Utah
  • Idaho Falls Events Center, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Confidential Aerospace Projects
  • St. George Temple (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

IMEG Corp., Denver

Employee-owned engineering firm IMEG Corp. has 50 locations and 1,500 employees, including more than 100 in the Mountain States region. The firm offers a wide variety of design services, from water and wastewater work to highways and bridges, higher ed facilities and federal projects, among others.

It specializes in energy efficiency and high-performance building design, with more than 100 LEED Gold and 30 LEED Platinum projects in its portfolio.

IMEG’s Denver office is WELL Gold and LEED Platinum certified as part of the company’s push to reduce its environmental footprint.

In the past three years alone, IMEG has completed acquisitions of more than 14 firms, including three in the Mountain States—MKK and Monroe Newell in Colorado and Clark Engineering in South Dakota.

Recent IMEG projects in the Mountain States include:

  • Denver Water Operations Complex
  • City of Golden Linking Lookout
  • University of Wyoming High Altitude Performance Center
  • U.S. Dept. of Defense - Wyoming Army National Guard Joint Forces Readiness Center

Profile stories on both firms will appear in the June issue of ENR Mountain States. Congratulations to this year’s winners!