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 …

Happy New Year from Blueprint South Dakota!

2018 was a great year for architecture and design in South Dakota- here are a few links to check out some of the best work that was completed nationally and around the world. Let us know what stands out to you and why! https://www.archdaily.com/907313/the-best-architecture-of-2018 https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13833-notable-projects-of-2018?id=13833-notable-projects-of-2018&ajs_uid=3237H0803912E4W&oly_enc_id=3237H0803912E4W&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M Keith ThompsonKeith Thompson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a principal …

The New Age of Construction

Automation and robotics have changed the way the world operates immensely since their inception. They have typically been used to perform repetitive, menial tasks in order to increase efficiency and accuracy. There is no doubt they have had a monumental impact on many different industries. The construction industries have reaped the benefits of automation when it comes …

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 …