AIA EP Friendly Firm Award 2019-2020

Applications are now being accepted for the inauguralNorth Central States Region Emerging Professionals Friendly Firm Award!Click the link below to apply. EP Friendy Firm Award 2019-2020 ABOUT THE AWARDThis newly established award will recognize architecture firms who excel at the following: Provide fair compensation and benefits to emerging professionals. Support architectural licensure, and invest in …

Architect, Material, or Labor? A history of architecture in Sioux Falls.

As the town of Sioux Falls was built, South Dakota’s attitude towards architecture was grand, yet utilitarian. Sioux Falls Architecture is characterized by the Richardsonian Romanesque style by late nineteenth century architect, Wallace Dow. Being involved the politics of the Dakota Territory lead to Dow’s success, and he is given much credit to Sioux Falls’s …

Architectural Licensing in South Dakota

Recently, licensing for professionals has become a very publicized topic of conversation as it pertains to workforce development in our state. Last year, during the legislative session, former Governor Dennis Daugaard introduced the Temporary Licensure Compact Bill, aimed to streamline the process for reciprocity for all licensed professionals. This bill lost the vote in the …