After a year apart and celebrating the 2020 Design in the Hills event virtually through blogposts highlighting previous years, we are coming back together for an in-person event. This year is a special 10-year anniversary celebration of Design in the Hills with a theme of ‘reconnection’. The theme references a time for design professionals to come together and reconnect after time apart. This year’s event will feature Deadwood, Spearfish and a unique hands-on demonstration opportunity in Rapid City.
Each year, we focus on projects and places of interest in the Black Hills communities, rotating the event between the various cities in the region. The conference is unique in the design world; while there are sponsors and continuing education credits, very little of it is provided in a traditional classroom setting. The conference is interactive and mobile. Design in the Hills is a gathering of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, engineers and artists from across the state, along with members of the community who all connect to celebrate and elevate the standard of design.
Registration is limited, register today on our Eventbrite site to earn 7.5 HSW + 1 additional LU this year. Below is the full schedule:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 – Deadwood & Spearfish
9:00 a.m. Scanning Deadwood Presentation (Outlaw Square, Deadwood) – 1 LU
10:00 a.m. Walking Deadwood Tour – 1.5 LU/HSW
11:30 a.m. Lunch at Outlaw Square
1:00 p.m. Downtown Spearfish Walking Tour – 1 LU/HSW
2:00 p.m. Creekside Development Tour (Spearfish) – 1 LU/HSW
3:00 p.m. Farmhouse Bistro Tour (Spearfish) – 1 LU/HSW
4:00 p.m. Happy Hour & Sponsor Expo (Creekside Bean & Vine, Spearfish)
Friday July 16, 2021 – Rapid City
8:30 a.m. Syverson Tile + Schluter Demonstration – 1.5 LU/HSW
10:15 a.m. Hebron Brick Masonry Demonstration – 1.5 LU/HSW
Here’s a video from the Design in the Hills committee chair, Jenn Johnson, AIA inviting you to the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALcuFr1jCfk&feature=youtu.be
The Design in the Hills committee was formed in 2011 by architects, Kris Bjerke and Tanya Davis and interior designer Maggie Job. Over the years, many new faces have trickled through the committee as leadership in the AIA South Dakota organization has evolved, however Kris has been the anchor to an event which has become a much-anticipated gathering of designers in the Black Hills each summer. The current committee includes Ms. Bjerke, architect and AIA SD board members, Jenn Johnson & Brian Johnson and landscape architect, Tanya Olson. AIA South Dakota executive director, Angela Lammers has been a tremendous supporter and advocate to the event success as well.