Are Passive Houses part of the conversation?

Last week the SDSU Department of Architecture (DoArch) hosted a ribbon cutting at PH01:BRK, the first custom designed single-family passive house in South Dakota. The event culminates almost three years of work, and has introduced passive house principles to students, initiated research and training, and most visibly, resulted in the construction of a certified, student …

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 …