2015 Design in the Hills highlighted Collaboration starting with a public-private partnership in Sturgis between Harley-Davidson and the City of Sturgis on Harley-Davidson Rally Point Plaza. Landscape architect Eirik Heikes gave the group a tour of the site and spoke about the partnership to conceive and construct the newest public space in Sturgis.
2014 Design in the Hills – Deadwood
Design in the Hills 2014 Restorations kicked off fittingly in Deadwood with walking tours of Mt. Moriah Cemetery (the burial place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock and other well-known historic characters), the Mickelson Trailhead, and the planned future Powerhouse Park.
2013 Design in the Hills – Rapid City
The 2013 theme was Design in the “Explorations” and we adventured into the vibrant public art scene of Downtown Rapid City. Originally, we had tours of Ellsworth AFB scheduled, but Federal furloughs forced last-minute changes. Fortunately, there is an abundance of creative built environment to discover in Rapid City.
2012 Design in the Hills – Rapid City & Hill City
2012 was the year to study “Transformations” in Rapid City. 2011 saw the beginnings of Main Street Square under construction. In 2012 we did a follow-up tour of the completed plaza and the adjacent building renovations into The Shops at Main Street Square. The former parking lot and empty buildings were now transformed into a energetic beating heart of the community.
2011 Design in the Hills – Rapid City & Hill City
Design in the Hills 2011 was our first year, featuring tours and presentations of local Built Environment design projects. Rapid City was undergoing a revitalization of the downtown area, and we toured the construction site of the new Main Street Square, which would become the heart of Downtown.
For 2020, Design in the Hills shifts its perspective to your eyes
With COVID-19 pushing back our in-person Design in the Hills events to 2021, the American Institute of Architects South Dakota (AIA SD) is partnering with the Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association to open this year’s virtual event to the public through the Design in the Hills 2020 Photo Contest. One final $150 prize to a local Black Hills business provided by AIA South Dakota will be awarded to the top photo.
Why did a gerontologist attend Design in the Hills?
Leacey Brown – SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist Design in the Hills is an event that typically attracts architects, designers, engineers, and other professionals in the building industry so why would a gerontologist attend? For the benefit of readers not familiar with gerontology, it is the study of aging. In contrast, geriatrics is a medical …
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Series: Architectural Working Conditions
This month’s Architectural Working Conditions features Design in the Hills, held in Rapid City. With busy schedules and deadlines, it is a great occasion when architects from firms across the state are able to get together to think creatively about design issues that affect our communities. The video below shows a clip of the design …
AIA Design in the Hills: An Engineer’s Perspective
Jody Titze, PE – SDRMCA When a special invitation to AIA South Dakota’s Design in the Hills event was extended to me, I jumped at the chance to participate. This was my second year as an attendee, and this is easily one of my favorite industry events. Here’s why: Tours: Spending the last 25 years …
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South Dakota Design in the Hills
(Content submitted by the Design in the Hills Committee) The AIA South Dakota annual event, Design in the Hills is right around the corner! This year’s event is themed ‘Innovation RC’ will focus on innovative projects and activities in Rapid City, SD. Thursday, July 18, 2019 Thursday morning will be spent touring new projects around …