2023 Design Awards: Click Rain & Lemonly Headquarters by CO-OP Architecture

Awarded 2023 AIASD Honor AwardContent and photos provided by CO-OP Architecture Maybe there’s another hiding among the quartzite, but I’m only aware of one sawtooth building in Downtown Sioux Falls. It’s now home to Click Rain + Lemonly Headquarters, but in a past life, it was the Symms-Brownell Spark Plug Factory. More recently, it was …

2023 Design Awards: Watertown Regional Airport by CO-OP Architecture

Awarded 2023 AIASD Honor AwardContent provided by CO-OP ArchitecturePhotos by Pete VonDeLinde By 2020, the growth of the Watertown area had put serious strain on the Watertown Regional Airport. Space was limited and accessibility, security and logistical issues were widespread. On top of that, the interior environment was dull and dated with few amenities. It …

2023 Design Awards: Precision Agriculture Center by EAPC

Awarded 2023 AIASD Merit AwardContent and photos provided by EAPC Architects Engineers Innovative Agriculture Meets Modern Architecture at SDSUExploring the Raven Precision Agriculture Center’s Award-Winning Design and Sustainability Features The architectural design of one of the newest buildings on the South Dakota State University (SDSU) campus recently received a Merit Award from the South Dakota …

2023 Design Awards: NSU Jewett Regional Science Education Center

Awarded 2023 AIASD Merit AwardContent and photos provided by TSP Inc. Northern State University is recognized for its teacher-education degree programs, so it was natural for NSU leaders to envision their new science building as a resource not only for college students but also for the larger area’s K-12 school districts and other organizations. The …

2023 Design Awards: Falls Center Trash Enclosure by Koch Hazard Architects

Awarded 2023 AIASD Merit Award Content and photos provided by Koch Hazard Architects In 1899, Jewett Brothers and Jewett Wholesale Grocers constructed a four-story warehouse with adjoining rail line at the corner of 5th St. & Phillips Avenue.  Situated in the warehouse district of the growing Sioux Falls, the original dock and canopy have survived …

AIA SD celebrates 2023 Nominated Awards

Each year, AIA SD presents two nominated awards, the Legacy Award, recognizing an AIA South Dakota member for a lifetime of leadership and dedication to architecture, the profession and the community and the Young Architect Award, recognizing an AIA South Dakota member in their early career who have shown exceptional leadership in their contributions to …

Introducing High-performance buildings

Cover image: A high performance building in hot and arid climate High-performance building is a design approach that aims to reduce the energy consumption and environmental impact of buildings while also improving the comfort and well-being of occupants. This approach involves the integration of advanced technologies, sustainable materials, and passive design strategies that work together …

April 22, 2023 Happy Earth Day! 

Content submitted by Sandra Callies, AIA NCARBInstructor of Architecture at South Dakota State University A more deliberate, material and longevity-focused take on fashion and clothing design is getting recognition from earth-conscious consumers as finally getting it right! Since this topic is highlighted typically in the month of April for Earth Day, I figured I’d use …

Getting up-close and personal with your facility

Sponsored Content by Farris Engineering How well do you know your facility? How do you track your mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or other equipment? How are the conditions of your roofs, exterior façade, parking lots, etc.? Facility assessments are key in developing a strategic plan of attack for maintaining a facility for years to come. To …