AIA SD Award Winner: NSU Jewett Regional Science Education Center

This post was written and submitted by TSP, Inc. Northern State University is recognized for its teacher-education degree programs, so it was natural for NSU leaders to envision the campus’ new science building as a resource not only for college students but also for the larger area’s K-12 school districts and other organizations. The design …

Building on South Dakota Universities: USD Dakota Dome

(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 submitted by JLG Architects) As one of the first (and now oldest) indoor football stadiums in the nation, the DakotaDome on the …

Building on South Dakota Universities: NSU Great Plains East and West

(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 submitted by Northern State University) Great Plains East and Great Plains West, located across from each other on the residential quad, are …

Building on South Dakota Universities: NSU Regional Sports Complex

(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 Northern State University) In spring 2020, Northern State University broke ground on its brand new, on-campus Regional Sports …

Building on South Dakota Universities: NSU Jewett Regional Science Education 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 Northern State University) The newest academic building on the Northern State University campus has already made an enormous …

Building on South Dakota Universities: SDSU Animal Disease Research Diagnostic Laboratory

(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 Clark Enersen Partners) The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) is located on the north side of …

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 …

2020 AIA COTE Top 10 Announced

Discussions about how to battle future pandemics through better buildings are becoming commonplace, and the goal of improved interior environments is one aspect that dovetails with sustainability issues championed by the AIA Committee on the Environment. Architects continue to raise the bar on performance, design and flexibility. This ongoing dedication to improving the built environment …

Series: Representing Cities We Love

South Dakota cities collage

This is the inaugural post of series in which we ask community leaders about the community they live in and share their answers with you. We hear what their favorite spaces are in the city and why and what issues their city faces from their point of view. Our goal is to get a sense of South Dakota and the cities that make it up. We hope to have a variety of cities and perspectives of the same cities. By engaging community leaders, designers and communities can see the spaces in a city from a different perspective: the people that are making decisions.