AI’s Role in Design

In short, with the recent advances that promoted this technology to the forefront of many of our minds, I hope this article gave you some perspectives to add to the pros/cons list you have going. If you haven’t given it much thought, I hope this sparks some curiosity in you. Afterall, I think curiosity, integrity and discernment are a few of the qualities that separate, and arguably elevate, us from the machine.

Reflecting on the Past Year

With the New Year comes a chance to reflect on the past year, and this week’s blog post is no different. We’d like to take a moment to remember significant posts and events from last year and look forward to the next one. It’s also a time to pay tribute to those we lost the past year too. While our resolutions may or may not be successful, we can certainly review our victories over the last 365 +/- days.

2023 Design Awards: Click Rain & Lemonly Headquarters by CO-OP Architecture

Awarded 2023 AIASD Honor AwardContent and photos provided by CO-OP Architecture Maybe there’s another hiding among the quartzite, but I’m only aware of one sawtooth building in Downtown Sioux Falls. It’s now home to Click Rain + Lemonly Headquarters, but in a past life, it was the Symms-Brownell Spark Plug Factory. More recently, it was …

2023 Design Awards: Watertown Regional Airport by CO-OP Architecture

Awarded 2023 AIASD Honor AwardContent provided by CO-OP ArchitecturePhotos by Pete VonDeLinde By 2020, the growth of the Watertown area had put serious strain on the Watertown Regional Airport. Space was limited and accessibility, security and logistical issues were widespread. On top of that, the interior environment was dull and dated with few amenities. It …

2023 Design Awards: Precision Agriculture Center by EAPC

Awarded 2023 AIASD Merit AwardContent and photos provided by EAPC Architects Engineers Innovative Agriculture Meets Modern Architecture at SDSUExploring the Raven Precision Agriculture Center’s Award-Winning Design and Sustainability Features The architectural design of one of the newest buildings on the South Dakota State University (SDSU) campus recently received a Merit Award from the South Dakota …

Our Buildings Are Boxes | Are Building Our Boxes?

Why box-style architecture is bad… For my final post this month, I’ll return to more traditional and much loved past-time of mine, that is, criticism of bad architecture. We’ve got a problem around here. Our buildings are boxes. Or so many an architect (including me) would say. And its not necessarily localized to “here” per …