• Loucks Opens Rochester, MN Office to Serve Region

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    November 15, 2017
    (MAPLE GROVE, MN)—Loucks, a Minnesota-based multidisciplinary consulting firm, announced today the opening of its Rochester, Minnesota office, and hiring of David Morrill, PE who will serve in the role as Senior Project Manager for the firm’s Rochester office. The new office meets growing demand for Loucks’ services from private and public development clients across a variety of sectors in and around Rochester, and demonstrates Loucks’ commitment to thoughtful, responsive, and systematic growth.
    Mr. Morrill brings 40 years of experience as a civil engineer working in the healthcare, institutional, and private sectors, and has consulted for decades with the City of Rochester, Mayo Clinic, and a variety of clients across southern Minnesota. Previously, Mr. Morrill was vice president and engineering department manager at McGhie & Betts where his project work included: Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Richard O. Jacobson Proton Beam Building Subway and Utility Tunnel, St. Marys Campus 2nd Street Parking Lot Improvements, Mayo Support Center Master Plan, and the Mary Brigh Building East Expansion. Mr. Morrill’s expertise is in demand at a national level, as he was recently deployed to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with Hurricane Irma relief efforts. As an employer committed to community service, Loucks is proud to support Mr. Morrill’s appointment as he shares valuable knowledge gained from his problem-solving efforts during Rochester’s flood events. Mr. Morrill will work remotely as he completes his FEMA duties assisting those in need.
    “As a business leader and active community member in the City of Rochester, Dave brings a critical, local perspective that is anchored in long-term relationships and results,” said Jeffrey Shopek, Loucks’ President and Principal Civil Engineer. “Dave is a valuable addition to our team that will support our innovative, collaborative culture. Dave’s distinguished career and character are ideally suited for his role and our expansion which support the growing needs in Rochester.”
    Mr. Morrill concurred, “Within the industry, Loucks is known for helping clients get better projects off the ground. The firm serves as a go-to multidisciplinary resource for clients in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, commercial, industrial, mixed-use, retail, housing, and hospitality.” Morrill added, “I’m excited to join the integrated team, noting that Loucks is well-positioned for growth across sectors, including the specific healthcare and bioscience needs of DMC.”
    Mr. Morrill will join Loucks at its newly opened Rochester office, 3265 19th Street NW, and Principal Civil Engineer Jonathan Donovan will lead the Rochester team. “The addition of our Rochester office provides the opportunity to better serve our clients. We are grateful for our longstanding partnerships and look forward to further meeting the needs of our clients and the communities we serve,” said Donovan. “Our knowledgeable team of civil engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors, and planners looks forward to working in Rochester.” Loucks’ current signature work includes:  Hennepin County Medical Center, Treasure Island Center (new home of the Minnesota Wild practice facility), Topgolf, Dominium multifamily housing projects, T3, the historic A-Mill Artist Lofts, HealthPartners Neuroscience Center and Allianz Field, the new soccer stadium of the Minnesota United FC.

    About Loucks
    Loucks inspires clients to make the best use of their land by combining unmatched understanding and foresight with creative, multidisciplinary thinking to get better projects off the ground. The firm’s offerings include planning, civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, and environmental services. After more than 40 years of building relationships and significant projects, Loucks remains passionate and enthusiastic about doing the groundwork that makes clients’ projects more remarkable. Learn more, visit www.loucksinc.com
    Laurie Archbold, Prinicipal
    (507) 202-2652