I always enjoy viewing “day in the life” posts or feeds from those I follow on various social platforms. It’s always interesting to see how other people live and how they fit in all they do “behind the scenes”.
What does a day look like in the life of an Architect or design professional?
In the interest of variety and brevity, I’ve asked a few South Dakota Architects to contribute a series of photos and short descriptions. Hopefully these little snippets of their days provides you some insight into the various roles & tasks that Architects juggle from day to day.
Jared Carda | Associate Principal Architect
CO-OP Architecture | Rapid City, SD
#1 – Listening to Governor Noem speak at the grand opening for the new Lemmon High School.
#2 – Assessing damage at Sylvan Lake Lodge from a December fire, and advising on a restoration plan.
#3 – Visiting an old horse stable, and discussing potential design options with the owner.
Terri Miller | Architect
Architecture Incorporated | Sioux Falls, SD
#1 – Onsite ownership, architect and contractor meetings to see the progress of the project construction, review and discuss the previous couple of weeks of work.
#2 – Every other minute not spent in the field is spent at my desk or in the office. Typical activities include, emailing for coordination items, meeting minutes, drafting and sketching.
#3 – Occasionally, I get to go out in the evening to support our awesome clients in their endeavors. This was DSUnite Event and we had a blast.
Lucas Fiegen | Architect, Vice President
Fiegen Construction | Sioux Falls, SD
#1 – Morning site visit in Brandon – new dental clinic, basement framing starting
#2 – Schematic design presentation – working with clients & the design team at the start of a project
#3 – Zoom call – Zoom is an easy & convenient meeting option and a great way to connect and collaborate
Sienna Wegehaupt, AIA, NCARB is the Lead Architect at Puetz Design+Build in Mitchell, SD and a member of the AIA South Dakota Board of Directors. She received her B.Arch from South Dakota State University in 2014 and her M.Arch from the University of Minnesota in 2016.