Preserving South Dakota- properties added to the National Register of Historic Places

Liz Almlie, South Dakota Historic Preservation Office A number of National Register of Historic Places nominations from South Dakota were recently approved by the National Park Service and represent a wide variety of architectural and building traditions.  The following information is taken from their National Register nominations. The two more formal buildings were the First …

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 …

National Architecture Week – Civic Engagement

Thursday of National Architecture Week focuses on the importance of Civic Engagement. The following AIA articles highlight the power that architects and design professionals can have when combining forces with civic leaders and invested community members. The first article explains how working design sessions helped three communities who were rebounding from natural disasters or economic …

Happy Earth Day- AIA Announces COTE Top 10 Sustainable Projects for 2019

From AIA National: The 2019 COTE® Top Ten program highlights projects that meet the AIA Committee on the Environment’s rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value. The COTE® Top Ten Plus designation denotes projects with exemplary performance data and post occupancy lessons https://www.aia.org/resources/6126355-2019-cote-top-ten-awards/?utm_source=real-magnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=hna19-3-cote-top-ten Keith ThompsonKeith Thompson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a principal at …

AIA SD Spring Membership Meeting – April 17

AIA South Dakota’s annual spring membership meeting will be hosted in Brookings, SD on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. SDSU DoArch will be hosting the AIA meeting in the afternoon, but the day will also include tours of the following new construction on SDSU’s campus: -Harding Hall-SDSU Wellness Center-SDSU Performing Arts Center In mid April of …