Harmonizing – Designing with Music in Mind (Part II)

Practical considerations for designing performance spaces, from a performer, designer, and consumer; Part II On Monday’s post, we covered some basic visual aspects of music performance spaces design. However, the key purpose of these spaces is for hearing, and for that an understanding of architectural acoustics is warranted. When it comes to acoustics, we are …

An open Letter to Blueprint South Dakota’s Committee

Dear AIA South Dakota,  I wanted to thank you and your communications committee for approaching the Sioux Falls Arts Council regarding hosting the Blueprint South Dakota blog in October. At first glance curating a blog for an entire month seemed a tall order, but we soon realized the many intersections between the arts and architecture …

Blueprint for Better: Mayoral Panel at AIASD ’20

Back by popular demand, the second annual mayoral panel at this year’s AIA South Dakota Convention included four leaders representing communities across the state. While their cities vary greatly in geography, economy, diversity and population, the mayors found common ground in the challenges they are all facing in planning for a better future. Moderated by …