Please provide an overview of your firm.
Founded in 1976, Architecture Incorporated is a full-service design firm that provides architectural, interior design, and master planning services. We have offices in Sioux Falls and Rapid City with a combined team of 25 professionals, including 12 architects and four interior designers. Our top priority has always been listening to our clients, and each other. Our reputation as a regional leader in delivering creative solutions and proven service is a reflection of that priority.
What type of projects does your organization focus on?
We work on a wide variety of project types but specialize in K-12 education, higher education, and healthcare design. Our architects enjoy working with communities large and small to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Share some notable projects.
Edith Sanford Breast Center (Sioux Falls, SD) – The Edith Sanford Breast Center services include mammography, a breast cancer risk assessment program, a high-risk breast clinic, a breast surgery clinic, genetic counseling, a boutique offering medical and retail support for cancer patients, a multi-disciplinary conference center and clinic, and a survivorship clinic. The three-story building is located on 18th Street and connected to the current Sanford Cancer Center and VanDemark Building.
USD Sanford Coyote Sports Center (Vermillion, SD) – Architecture Incorporated and Populous completed the design of $55 million in improvements to the University of South Dakota (USD) Athletic Complex. The phased projects include the addition of a 6,000-seat arena for basketball and volleyball.
Jefferson High School (Sioux Falls, SD) – This 327,000 square foot new high school for the Sioux Falls School District consists of three different levels and includes a competition gymnasium with seating for 2,000, locker rooms, wrestling room, gymnastics room, weight room, performing arts center with seating for 900, black box theatre, instrumental and vocal music rooms, technical education spaces, media center, cafeteria and administrative offices.
Describe the culture of your firm/organization.
We want our employees to wake up every morning happy to come to work. Therefore, we invest our time and resources to create a space where staff can interact and collaborate in a productive way. Our culture is inclusive and positive with ample opportunity to grow and develop your technical and interpersonal skills. We have various committees that staff can get involved in that plan wellness initiatives so that we can all lead a healthy lifestyle, social events to get to know one another and our families outside of the office, and volunteering opportunities to give back.
From its inception, Architecture Incorporated has placed an emphasis on giving back to the communities in which we live and work. This is done through sponsorships, charitable donations, volunteering, and serving on boards in organizations. We encourage our staff to get involved in the communities and organizations that they care about.
Describe the history of your firm/organization.
The firm originated in Sioux Falls in 1976. We opened an office in Rapid City in 2010, which is now comprised of three architects. The Sioux Falls office was originally located on the north side of downtown, but moved to its current location in 2000. To celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2016, we completed a renovation of the studio space to accommodate our growing team. This allowed us to seamlessly integrate the historic rotunda with a more modern and flexible studio.
What makes your firm/organization unique?
Above all else, Architecture Incorporated delivers creative solutions and proven service to our clients. We are intentionally good stewards of our resources so that we can function at an optimal level and therefore provide our clients with the superior service they have come to know and expect. We place quality at the forefront of all aspects of the design and building process.
Sienna Wegehaupt, AIA, NCARB is the Lead Architect at Puetz Design+Build in Mitchell, SD and a member of the AIA South Dakota Board of Directors. She received her B.Arch from South Dakota State University in 2014 and her M.Arch from the University of Minnesota in 2016.