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 …

AIA National Photography Competition

Produced by The American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter This year, the St. Louis AIA Chapter will celebrate it’s thirtieth year hosting the annual AIA National Photography competition. This competition was “founded to capture and honor architects, design professionals and architectural students (AIAS members) whose amazing talents are showcased in their photographic interpretation of …

AIA South Dakota Advocacy in Pierre

Justin G. Smith is an attorney and shareholder with the firm Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. He joined the firm in 2006 following graduation from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He completed his undergraduate studies at Christendom College. For almost ten years, Justin has maintained a government relations practice. This practice includes lobbying …

Affordable Housing & Sustainability

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota Legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing to low and moderate income South Dakotans. SDHDA is a self-supporting, non-profit entity. SDHDA utilizes housing bonds, tax credits, and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs which provide …

Architectural Licensing in South Dakota

Recently, licensing for professionals has become a very publicized topic of conversation as it pertains to workforce development in our state. Last year, during the legislative session, former Governor Dennis Daugaard introduced the Temporary Licensure Compact Bill, aimed to streamline the process for reciprocity for all licensed professionals. This bill lost the vote in the …

Documenting America’s Architectural Legacy

First created during the New Deal of the 1930s, the heritage documentation programs of the National Park Service have been recording and archiving our national architectural history for over 85 years.  The three programs are the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and the Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS).  Their …

Series: Architectural Working Conditions

Have you ever seen an architect in action? Have you ever wondered what an Architect’s desk/house/car/process looks like? I’m excited to begin this monthly series of “Architectural Working Conditions” featuring all the wonderful South Dakota architects, designers and the like! This month features the attendees of the 2018 Design in the Hills, a small convention …