Independence Day Thoughts on Architecture Part 2

Patricia Acevedo Fuentes, AIA, is AIA South Dakota’s Immediate Past President and also serves as the vice-moderator for the AIA National Strategic Council where she is a champion for rural communities. Originally from Puerto Rico, she is an Architect in Rapid City, South Dakota and 2021 Bush Fellow. Allison Dvorak, AIA, is AIA South Dakota’s Vice President and Advocacy Committee …

Building on South Dakota Universities: SDSU American Indian Student Center

(This series was intended to highlight the new construction, renovation and upgrades to the state universities in South Dakota. Content was submitted by the architects of the projects or by the universities.) (Content and images submitted by TSP, Inc.) American Indians make up approximately 9 percent of South Dakota’s population—but only around 1 percent of …

SAY IT LOUD – NOW Virtual Exhibition Submissions Due

Diversity in South Dakota matters. Representation matters. Please consider submitting for the following exhibition! The non-profit group, Beyond the Built Environment is calling for architectural design submissions from diverse architectural designers for the SAY IT LOUD – NOW Virtual Exhibition! Submission: September 1, 2020 11:59pm EST 50.00 USD Announcement of the winners: Weekly SUBMISSION: One …

Racism is built into U.S. cities. Here’s how architects can fight back

The following article is reposted from Fast Company, by author Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEEP AP BD+C Police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic are two health crises that disproportionately impact black Americans. Architects, who take an oath to protect the “health, safety, and welfare” of the public, must be part of the solution. I …