Congratulations to Eden Bhatta, whose photo of the Neowise comet over Crazy Horse Memorial is this week’s Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association photo contest winner!
View his photo here.
This week’s contest was conducted in partnership with AIA South Dakota’s Design in the Hills committee, which helped inspire a journey through Black Hills architecture and design.
Thanks to all of the amazing entries sharing the beauty of the Black Hills, and thanks to the Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association for graciously hosting the contest!
And a further to all of our Design in the Hills sponsors for your support. We hope to see you in person in the beautiful Black Hills in July 2021.
The Design in the Hills committee assembled the blog posts for the month of July to celebrate the history of the Design of the Hills event. The committee was formed in 2011 by architects, Kris Bjerke and Tanya Davis and interior designer Maggie Job. Over the years, many new faces have trickled through the committee as leadership in the AIA South Dakota organization has evolved, however Kris has been the anchor to an event which has become a much-anticipated gathering of designers in the Black Hills each summer. The current committee includes Ms. Bjerke, architect and AIA SD board members, Jenn Johnson & Brian Johnson and landscape architect, Tanya Olson. AIA South Dakota executive director, Angela Lammers has been a tremendous supporter and advocate to the event success as well. This year’s in-person event being postponed is an exception to the ‘norm’ due to COVID-19, however the committee wanted to celebrate the success of the event through blog posts capturing previous years and a photo contest collaborating with Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association. We encourage you to be inspired and participate in the photo contest and mark your calendar for the July 2021’s 10th anniversary Design in the Hills Event.