Welcome to Blueprint South Dakota

Welcome to Blueprint South Dakota, a blog created by architects in South Dakota to provide a forum for public conversations with citizens, city planners, developers, property owners, designers, public office holders and others. Through these conversations, we want to participate with the public and community leaders in the creation of vibrant, prosperous, beautiful and effective places to live, work and play in South Dakota. Please join us in conversing about design and planning issues in our state.


Tarnished Idols

(Cover Image by Getty Images) Many people, maybe even most people, think Frank Lloyd Wright is the greatest American architect.  Certainly, he was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time.” He is the best known and people come from all over the world to see his work.  Just two years ago, …

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AIA SD Firm Feature

TSP, Inc. Please provide an overview of your firm. TSP is a multidisciplinary architectural, engineering, planning, and interior design firm that exists to make our communities better, by design. Through teamwork, service, and passion, we listen and develop a deep understanding of each client’s “why.” We collaborate with them to build trust-based relationships and discover …

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ISG Please provide an overview of your firm. ISG is a team of 320+ motivated, energetic, and authentic architects, engineers, and design professionals who are driven to improve the communities in which we live. Relationships are at the core of our design philosophy, and we owe a lot to the relationships we have developed with …

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EAPC Architects Engineers Please provide an overview of your firm. We are a multi-disciplinary, design consulting firm of 54 years specializing in architecture, engineering, construction management, industrial, commissioning, and entitlement services. EAPC focuses on creating functional, efficient, and beautiful structures and spaces that stimulate the senses and enrich the experience of the user. Located in …

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A New Way To Open and Close Windows Earns Recognition at the International Builders’ Show

(Sponsored content by Pella Windows) The Easy-Slide Operator – Pella Corporation’s innovative new hardware solution – has been named winner of the Best Window & Door Product category at the 2021 International Builders’ Show. The recently launched hardware solution allows homeowners to open and close casement and awning windows by easily sliding the operator up to open …

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Puetz Design + Build Please provide an overview of your firm. Puetz Design + Build is a 69 year old family owned business. Our Full-Circle Team Approach allows our architectural team and our construction team to work together to create beautiful new buildings and renovate existing structures. Our design department is made up of 2 …

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LEO A DALY Please provide an overview of your firm: LEO A DALY’s diverse and creative teams combine planning, architecture, engineering and interiors expertise to offer a holistic response to our clients’ challenges. For more than 100 years, we’ve created places that inspire wonder, connect communities, and enable great things. Our design approach is energized …

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Architecture Incorporated Please provide an overview of your firm. Founded in 1976, Architecture Incorporated is a full-service design firm that provides architectural, interior design, and master planning services. We have offices in Sioux Falls and Rapid City with a combined team of 25 professionals, including 12 architects and four interior designers. Our top priority has …

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Lloyd Companies Please provide an overview of your firm. Lloyd is a multifaceted real estate company specializing in Development, Real Estate, Construction, Architecture, Property Management, Hospitality and Apartments. Working together or separately, our specialized business divisions bring valuable expertise and resources to every development project, construction venture or real estate investment. Headquartered in Sioux Falls SD …

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The Ideal, The Finished, The Happening, and The Future of AIAS SD

When we say we have learned a lot from this year, we mean we learned A LOT. Not only because that is what we are supposed to be doing in school, but because of everything that has been going on. As you all know, it is difficult to make plans when you do not know …

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