Active Senior Living: Taking Advantage of those Golden Years

There has been a lot of attention given to the Live, Work, Play lifestyle that has been popularized by the Millennial generation.  However, other generations have begun realizing the benefits of this type of active lifestyle, and are requesting it for themselves. One such generation are the Baby Boomers. The first of the Baby Boomers began …

In Memoriam

Remembering the AIA South Dakota Members We Lost in 2019 Jeff Hazard, AIA (24 August 1955- 30 August 2019) Jeff attended Washington Senior High (Sioux Falls) before attending University of Kansas and University College, London. Graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design with highest distinction. He went on to study at the University of Illinois …

Preventing Staff Turnover in an Increasingly Competitive Market

With a comparatively limited stock of industry professionals, Midwest design firms continuously struggle with difficulties caused by staff turnover.  The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently posted an article addressing this issue, and in it, they indicate that the largest turnover rates are found among emerging and mid-career professionals.  Given the state of the industry, …

Rural Resiliency in Abandoned Homes of South Dakota

By Abby Bischoff Resiliency is baked into South Dakota. Our long winters and people whose livelihood is dependant on the land have left a culture of tough and adaptable people.  Those resilient hands built themselves homes as steadfast as themselves.  I’ve spent the last seven years documenting the abandoned farm homes of South Dakota. I’ve …

2019 Young Architect Award Recipient Spotlight – Sara Lum

Every year AIA SD recognizes one architect who has made an impact on their community and serves as an ideal role model for other emerging professionals. This year AIA SD was honored to award one architect in particular who has made it her mission to advance design throughout the state by volunteering her time, and …

Masterplanning: The Path to the Future

Many cities across the nation are fortunate to be experiencing an influx of population with growing businesses and economic development.  The Midwest is no exception. However, there are often growing pains associated with rapid expansion – especially when time and space are tight.  Having a masterplan to help direct and provide a guideline for future …

AIA South Dakota names sculptor Dale Lamphere, Albertson Engineering Inc., its 2019 Champion of Architecture recipients

Dale Lamphere

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Dakota has named South Dakota sculptor Dale Lamphere and structural engineering firm Albertson Engineering Inc. as its 2019 Champion of Architecture honorees. The organization is also posthumously honoring Jeff Hazard, AIA, LEEP AP, with its 2019 AIA SD Legacy Award, and naming Sara Lum, AIA, its 2019 AIA SD Young Architect.