Architecture firms submitted 12 projects from across the state for consideration for the 2020 AIA South Dakota Design Awards. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 during our virtual South Dakota Design Awards Ceremony.
With COVID-19 pushing back our in-person Design in the Hills events to 2021, the American Institute of Architects South Dakota (AIA SD) is partnering with the Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association to open this year’s virtual event to the public through the Design in the Hills 2020 Photo Contest. One final $150 prize to a local Black Hills business provided by AIA South Dakota will be awarded to the top photo.
Meet the new and veteran members of the board of the South Dakota chapter of the AIA.
To AIA South Dakota members and associates, partners, and citizens of South Dakota, We mourn with our neighbors in Minnesota. We mourn with all states and communities who have been affected by these injustices in the last days, weeks, years, and lifetimes. There are no words to express the sorrow felt for those who are in …
This is the second post of series in which we ask community leaders about the community they live in and share their answers with you. We read what their favorite spaces are in the city and why and what issues their city faces from their point of view. Our goal is to get a sense …
This is the inaugural post of series in which we ask community leaders about the community they live in and share their answers with you. We hear what their favorite spaces are in the city and why and what issues their city faces from their point of view. Our goal is to get a sense of South Dakota and the cities that make it up. We hope to have a variety of cities and perspectives of the same cities. By engaging community leaders, designers and communities can see the spaces in a city from a different perspective: the people that are making decisions.
The second round of application review for the NCSR Friendly Firm Award has been completed. The list of EP Friendly Firms continues to grow. If you would like your firm recognized you can still apply. Applicants simply need to have an office in the region, and have an AIA member firm principal and an AIA member emerging professional fill out and sign the form together.
“It’s the potential of the Barn, building and sustaining accredited programs, and creating an environment for ‘what can be’ to become ‘what is’ that make administrative service worthwhile. The School of Design has creative, dedicated, talented faculty and I am looking forward to working with them to see what comes next.” -Dr. Pat Crawford
The AIA has a dedicated portion of their website and organization for advocacy. In their words:
“AIA’s is the voice of architecture to legislators at the federal, state, and local level. Here you can engage your legislators and use AIA tools and resources to develop skills as an advocate to build power for architects.”
We made it to 2020! Welcome to the 11 month race to the election day! Since the last presidential election in 2016, AIA has created priorities, or federal agenda to focus our advocacy efforts for the betterment of our designed communities. Where architects stand: A statement of our values According to Sarah Dodge, AIA Sr. …