Tips for Architects Working At Home During COVID-19

As a follow-up to the preceding post, the attached article addresses some general strategies for continuing to maintain an architectural/design workflow while working from home.  Chief among the concerns of those faced with this reality, is the difficulty of overcoming the mental partition that exists between the office and home.  In response, the article emphasizes …

An Artistic Antidote to Self-Isolation

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?tab=pop At the present moment, many individuals find themselves confined to their homes, in a collective effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 throughout their communities.  As undeniably important as this strategy is, it poses the risk of engendering an acute sense of restlessness and irritability, especially as time goes on.  To counter this tendency, …

Axonometric Realism: “Hortus Conclusus”

“Beate Gütschow is a German contemporary artist who works primarily through photography. In her work, she analyses the complex and ever-changing relationships between perception, representation and reality.“ The bizarre and visually-perplexing nature of the images within the associated article, contain a myriad of architectural implications. The consolidation of photographic information into a unified perspectival artifice, mirrors …

Self-Contained Cities: Hyperdense Arcologies of Urban Fantasy & Utopian Fiction

A portmanteau of “architecture” and “ecology”, the term “arcology” reflects a vision that high density can help foster sustainability. The following article broadly outlines the origins of architectural thought as it relates to utopian conceptions of high-density urban environments…a possible inevitability, or merely an indulgent form of theoretical expression. Jacob Urbanwww.kochhazard.com

Shape Your Future: Be Part of the 2020 Census

Civilizations have used Census to count population dating back to the Roman Empire. The Christmas Nativity story would be much different without the Census. Accurate data collected from the Census is used by designers, developers, and planners to determine where the best places to locate projects. GIS data like the tapestry map and other demographic information is helpful when evaluating whether or not a location is ideal. Census information can even be used when applying for funding.

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 …