We Are All Builders

By Rebel Hurd, Church on the Street There are challenges when working with those living on the margins of society. There are challenges serving those who live on the margins of society. There are challenges walking alongside those struggling with homelessness and poverty on the margins of society. What might it look like, if, instead of looking through a lens of …

EP Friendly Firms – North Central States Region

by Katie Kangas The AIA North Central States Region proudly announced the first round of EP Friendly Firms during the 4th Annual EP Summit on October 5th, 2019. This award recognizes businesses that employ and support emerging professional architects (EPs) through four qualities: Providing Fair Compensation and Benefits Supporting Licensure Investing in Professional Development Actively …

City of Brandon Core Area Reconstruction

The City of Brandon has been gathering information from residents regarding the reconstruction of the city’s core. While there is a general consensus throughout the town that the roads in this area are atrocious, there is some argument over adding sidewalks. The division in the community over adding the sidewalks is, from my observation, between …

AIA Film Challenge

The AIA Film Challenge of 2019 invited architects and filmmakers to collaborate to share stories of architects and civic leaders working together to create resilient and sustainable communities. Participants were asked to produce a three to five minute documentary style film showcasing their Blueprint for Better story for the chance to win prizes and receive …

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.