Great Spaces, Great Places: 1 Great Year, 100 Great Posts.

A little over a year ago, a group of AIA South Dakota members banded together to create a virtual space for public outreach to “build strong South Dakota communities and to connect ideas and expertise to address challenges in our state.” As the AIA South Dakota Communications board liaison, I wanted to take a moment …

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 …