We Are Moving

Élan is excited to move into our new home on April 1, 2021. This new space and new location makes us more accessible and gives us a new and fresh start to 2021!

Élan Design Lab, Inc.
Flour Exchange Building
310 4th Ave S, Ste 1006
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Top Projects of 2019: Rafter

Elan provided civil engineering to Mortenson and co-developer The Excelsior Group built the tower on a 0.75 acre site of a former U.S. Bank branch that moved into a new building next door. Apartments range from 500-square-foot studios to three-bedroom units and penthouses up to 2,900 square feet. The Rafter was named a Top 2019 project by Finance and Commerce.

USGBC Dynamic Green Home


Élan Design Lab was honored to be a part of the USGBC Dynamic Green Home in conjunction with the Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation on July 18, 2014. Following a safety talk by Ryan Companies, Marcie Weslock shared her knowledge of rain gardens and the impact they can have on the environment and surrounding community. The Wells Fargo Green team then went into action building a series of three rain gardens for the home. It was a fun day and we look forward to following the progress!

Dynamic Green Home Blog

DBE Certification

May 30, 2014

Élan Design Lab is happy to announce we have been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MnUCP) based on our woman-owned status.

As Élan’s President, I am excited about the opportunities that this certification will open up to our firm and employees. Early in my career I was fortunate enough to work on the Design Build Joint Venture team of Minnesota Transit Constructors to deliver the first Light Rail Transit project in the state of Minnesota. I appreciate living in a community that values transit-oriented development and continues working to expand this network. Procuring our DBE status is a positive step towards becoming an active part of that movement, as well as countless others in and around the state.

Élan Design Lab, Inc. (Élan) is a team of civil engineers that specialize in site design and development located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Our company was formed with the vision of bringing value to a project team through thoughtful, holistic design. We are a collaborative team member for the construction and development marketplace working with a wide variety of project types and clientele.

For more information, contact Marcie Weslock at 612.260.7981, mweslock@elanlab.com, or visit www.elanlab.com.

Press Release – New Company

Marcelle Weslock, PE, LEED AP is proud to announce the establishment of her new firm Élan Design Lab, Inc.  With 17 years of industry experience including leading the civil engineering departments of two large multidisciplinary firms, Weslock has formed Élan for the purpose of providing civil, landscape and testing  services including site and infrastructure design, stormwater and water resource management, landscape architecture, construction materials testing, special inspections and forensic investigations.  Élan’s office will be located near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Assisting Ms. Weslock with the new venture will be Steve Johnston, PE who most recently served as Regional Manager and Vice President of Northern Technologies, Inc. a regional geotechnical and testing firm.  In 1991 Johnston started the civil engineering practice at Loucks and Associates, leaving in 1994 to found Landform Engineering Company.  In 2008 he sold Landform and started the boutique firm RHO Development Consulting, Inc.

Besides her experience as Civil Engineering Group Leader at LHB Corp, and Director of Civil Engineering at Leo A Daly, Ms. Weslock served as Studio Designer at Landform Engineering Company and Project Engineer at Parsons where she was responsible for engineering elements of the Hiawatha Light Rail Line (Blue Line).

Élan is expected to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (“WBE”).  The new company hopes to work with new and past clients including major retailers, general contractors, developers and various government entities throughout the region.  For more information visit the company’s website www.elanlab.com