Architecture and Typography

Although architects are most commonly known for designing buildings, the realm of architectural design often expands into graphic design, typography, furniture design, fashion, landscapes, lighting, acoustics, and urban planning. These various but related fields often merge when considering the design of a new structure. It is impossible to successfully design a new building if you …

Home on the Prairie

By: Sandra Callies, AIA Sandra Callies, AIA, NCARB is a licensed architect working in the State of Washington at Ron Wright & Associates/Architects. She is originally from Sioux Falls and has also lived in Spearfish. She is passionate about South Dakota’s incredible geological landscapes. Sandra enjoys being outdoors and running half marathon races. She received her …

AIA SD Spring Membership Meeting – April 17

AIA South Dakota’s annual spring membership meeting will be hosted in Brookings, SD on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. SDSU DoArch will be hosting the AIA meeting in the afternoon, but the day will also include tours of the following new construction on SDSU’s campus: -Harding Hall-SDSU Wellness Center-SDSU Performing Arts Center In mid April of …

The Legacy of Images; Pt. 3-Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Drawing and the production of images underpins nearly every effort made as an architect. It is the means by which architects not only describe a concept, but the internal manner in which a concept is initially formulated, and subsequently refined. The ability to think critically through drawing is not exclusive to Architecture, however it is …

The Legacy of Images; Pt. 2-Filippo Brunelleschi

Drawing and the production of images underpins nearly every effort made as an architect. It is the means by which architects not only describe a concept, but the internal manner in which a concept is initially formulated, and subsequently refined. The ability to think critically through drawing is not exclusive to Architecture, however it is …

The Legacy of Images; Pt. 1-Leon Battista Alberti

Drawing and the production of images underpins nearly every effort made as an architect. It is the means by which architects not only describe a concept, but the internal manner in which a concept is initially formulated, and subsequently refined. The ability to think critically through drawing is not exclusive to Architecture, however it is …

Series: Architectural Working Conditions

Have you ever seen an architect in action? Have you ever wondered what an Architect’s desk/house/car/process looks like? I’m excited to begin this monthly series of “Architectural Working Conditions” featuring all the wonderful South Dakota architects, designers and the like! This month features the attendees of the 2018 Design in the Hills, a small convention …

Latin-American Architecture: Brazil

The third and last post in the series on Latin-American Architecture focuses on Brazil.  The architecture of Brazil can generally be characterized as embracing a monumentality of scale, a play between solid and void, and transparency and opaqueness.  Brazilian architecture also emphasizes the use of concrete as a primary construction material.  These attributes have been …