Architects bring creativity to school safety

Mickelson Elementary School (Photo from Koch Hazard Architects)

School safety is never far from our collective awareness, with an average of one school-shooting incident per week in the United States. Although it is well documented that travel to and from school is and will remain far more dangerous statistically, the school building itself needs to uphold the expectation that, once inside, students are …

SD firms take home 6 AIA South Dakota design awards

2018 Design Awards

South Dakota architecture firms took home six American Institute of Architecture (AIA) South Dakota Design Awards, three coveted Honor Awards and three Merit awards, on Friday, Sept. 14, during a ceremony that marked the culmination of AIA South Dakota’s annual conference. TSP Inc. of Sioux Falls captured an Honor Award for Architecture for its design …

Why a mayoral panel discussion at the 2018 AIA Convention?

Blueprint for Better

If you have looked at this year’s AIA South Dakota Convention schedule, you may have wondered, “Why is there a panel discussion featuring four South Dakota mayors?” Here’s why: The 2018 American Institute of Architects convention theme explores the profession’s most valuable asset — our Voice. As architects, we solve problems through design. We use …

Citizen Architect

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Architects do more than imagine spaces, buildings and forms. We continually strengthen the communication link between the mind and the hand that draws or clicks to form creations on napkin, paper or computer screen. In more simple terms, my job as an architect is to dream with my clients and then make those dreams a reality. Pretty impressive, for sure, but is that all an architect does? Does an architect …