JLG Architects is one of 12 firms recognized by AIA North Central States Region, the Emerging Professionals Committee of the American Institute of Architects, with a 2019-20 Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award.

JLG is an employee-owned full-service architecture firm with 12 offices across Minnesota (including Alexandria), South Dakota and North Dakota, and more than 120 employees. Six people in the Alexandria office would be considered young professionals.

The award recognizes architecture firms in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin that: provide fair compensation and benefits to emerging professionals; support architectural licensure and invest in the professional development of emerging professionals; actively create opportunities for emerging professionals to grow; and demonstrate commitment and innovation to train and mentor emerging professionals.