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New Partner: Justin Thiner

Justin Thiner has been elected Partner at Dunham Associates. He started at Dunham as an electrical engineering intern and joined us full-time after earning his degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University in 2005. Justin is a trusted engineer in the healthcare field and brings a wide range of industry and technical knowledge to our partner group. Congratulations, Justin!

New Partner: Jim LeClaire

Dunham is proud to announce that Jim LeClaire was elected as a Partner at Dunham Associates. Jim is a highly respected engineer who brings effective leadership and technical expertise to his projects. After earning his degree in electrical engineering from St. Cloud State University, Jim joined Dunham and has worked in a wide range of markets, including education, healthcare, commercial, and science + technology. Congratulations, Jim!

New Partner: Brian Burke

We are pleased to announce that Brian Burke was elected to join the Partner group at Dunham Associates. Brian has established himself as a respected expert in the healthcare industry and has led complex projects for health providers throughout the Midwest. Brian joined Dunham after graduating from South Dakota State University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 2007. Congratulations, Brian!

Congratulations New Senior Associates

Dunham is pleased to announce that we have elected three new Senior Associates. Congratulations Nick, Ryan, and Brian!

Nick Brainard is an electrical designer with 17 years of experience in electrical design, focused on designing complex mission critical projects, including data centers, control centers, and manufacturing facilities.

Ryan Folin is a mechanical engineer with 12 years of experience. He designs HVAC and plumbing systems serving hospitals, surgery centers, clinics, and medical office buildings.

Brian Larson is a mechanical engineer with 13 years of experience designing HVAC and plumbing systems, focused on complex cleanroom and manufacturing projects.

We have a new office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!

Dunham is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The office officially opened for business on October 1, 2022. This office is located in the Old Courthouse and Warehouse District of Sioux Falls.

The expansion to Sioux Falls allows Dunham to better serve our clients, architects, and new partners to help grow the company. We remain committed to the same quality design and exceptional client service that made us who we are today.


Our new office location is:
427 North Minnesota Avenue, Suite B
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
(605) 271.0744

Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2021

Congratulations to all the Finance & Commerce Top Project winners! Being part of seven of these projects, we know that there are many talented design and construction partners that deserve this recognition.

Dunham’s projects include:

IDS Crystal Court Renovation
MEP Design 

M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital Inpatient Expansion
MEP Design + Commissioning

Minnesota Security Hospital St. Peter, Expansion – Phase II
MEP Design

The Family Partnership
MEP Design + Commissioning

U.A. Plumbers Union Local 15
MEP Design

Dunham was also part of the design build phase of 10 West End and Xchange Medical projects.

Read the full F&C article here.

Construction begins on North Loop Green

Minneapolis’ North Loop is officially getting a new mixed-use development with an apartment high-rise and office tower next to Target Field. North Loop Green will feature a 36-story apartment tower with 350 residential units and 100 short-term rental units and a 14-story tower with 350,000 square feet of office space. It will also include at least 15,000 square feet of space for food and retail stores, as well as a 1-acre park, known as “The Green,” next to the Cedar Lake Bike Trail, where the building intends to host public events, including movie nights, performances, and seasonal festivals.

“North Loop Green will be an exciting and dynamic destination for businesses and residents, with advantageous synergies between residential, hospitality, office and retail,” Hines Managing Director Bob Pfefferle said in a statement. “Additionally, North Loop Green will add significant dining, recreational and family friendly entertainment options in the rapidly growing North Loop submarket.”

Construction on North Loop Green is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2024.