Paul Lawton, AIA, LEED AP

Associate Principal, Senior Project Architect

Sustainable Design Leader


After gaining several years of professional experience with two highly recognized Chicago area architectural firms, Paul relocated to Mankato, MN for family reasons. Chicago’s loss was our gain, as Paul brings exceptional design skills and flair to the ISG Architecture Group. Paul also brings significant expertise in the planning and design of government, civic, commercial, medical and education projects, having completed numerous such projects in Illinois, and for ISG clients.

A LEED Accredited Professional, Paul helps lead our sustainable design practice and has completed numerous LEED certified and high-performance building projects. He is also very familiar with MN B-3 requirements.  Paul has excellent 3-D imaging and rendering capabilities and presentation skills and has the ability to clearly communicate design intent to clients and contractors alike.

As Senior Project Architect, Paul leads much our firm’s large-scale and high-profile work. With 12 years of professional experience, he is highly regarded for not only his outstanding design skills but also his leadership and project management ability. Paul is also well-recognized for his leadership in community and professional endeavors. Paul has completed the AIA Minnesota Leadership Forum and the Greater Mankato Growth Leadership Institute, and serves in leadership capacities for numerous non-profit groups that benefit the profession and our community.

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