Benefits of using Fiberglass Fenestration in Commercial Buildings

(Sponsored content by Pella Windows) Selecting a window system for use in new or renovated commercial and institutional buildings has typically centered on aluminum, steel, aluminum-clad wood, or vinyl windows. Recently, however, another choice has gained popularity. Increasingly, sustainable fiberglass window systems are being specified and installed in retail facilities, offices, schools, condominiums, apartments, and …

Check out the entries for the 2019 AIA SD Design Awards

2018 AIA SD Design Awards

AIA South Dakota received 28 entries for the 2019 AIA SD Design Awards, which are eligible for Merit and Honor awards in the categories of Architecture, Unbuilt Architecture and this year’s rolling category, Master Planning & Community Design. The winners will be announced on the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at the Design Awards …

AIA South Dakota names sculptor Dale Lamphere, Albertson Engineering Inc., its 2019 Champion of Architecture recipients

Dale Lamphere

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Dakota has named South Dakota sculptor Dale Lamphere and structural engineering firm Albertson Engineering Inc. as its 2019 Champion of Architecture honorees. The organization is also posthumously honoring Jeff Hazard, AIA, LEEP AP, with its 2019 AIA SD Legacy Award, and naming Sara Lum, AIA, its 2019 AIA SD Young Architect.

Why did a gerontologist attend Design in the Hills?

Leacey Brown – SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist Design in the Hills is an event that typically attracts architects, designers, engineers, and other professionals in the building industry so why would a gerontologist attend?  For the benefit of readers not familiar with gerontology, it is the study of aging. In contrast, geriatrics is a medical …

Building Innovative Partnerships for Projects in Rural Areas, Part 2: Yes! House

Miranda Moen Due to its length, this article has been formatted into a two-part series. Begin reading Building Innovative Partnerships for Projects in Rural Areas, Part 1: Spring Grove Heritage House. Secondly, because of its unique partnership and mission, I want to share the Yes! House project I am undertaking at the moment in Granite …

Building Innovative Partnerships for Projects in Rural Areas, Part 1: Spring Grove Heritage House

Miranda Moen Growing up in rural southeast Minnesota, I never knew I wanted to become an architect until I was introduced to the idea by a school counselor in high school. In my mind, as an architect I could connect the two things I love most in life – my fascination with people and an …

Our Vernacular

Ali Rausch Vernacular architecture: local, logical, and functional, no guidance from the intellectualized architect who is trained in design. Vernacular architecture is a direct reflection of the individual and the use of its context. And in South Dakota our vernacular is just that, practical and humble in nature. It’s the corn crib that has been …