AIA South Dakota Advocacy in Pierre

Justin G. Smith is an attorney and shareholder with the firm Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. He joined the firm in 2006 following graduation from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He completed his undergraduate studies at Christendom College. For almost ten years, Justin has maintained a government relations practice. This practice includes lobbying …

Affordable Housing & Sustainability

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota Legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing to low and moderate income South Dakotans. SDHDA is a self-supporting, non-profit entity. SDHDA utilizes housing bonds, tax credits, and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs which provide …

Documenting America’s Architectural Legacy

First created during the New Deal of the 1930s, the heritage documentation programs of the National Park Service have been recording and archiving our national architectural history for over 85 years.  The three programs are the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and the Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS).  Their …

Pigott open house

Pigott grand opening

Commercial interior designer and furniture vendor Pigott is inviting AIA SD members to the grand opening of its new Sioux Falls showroom at 301 S. Minnesota Ave., Suite 2, on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 4-7 p.m.

Are Passive Houses part of the conversation?

Last week the SDSU Department of Architecture (DoArch) hosted a ribbon cutting at PH01:BRK, the first custom designed single-family passive house in South Dakota. The event culminates almost three years of work, and has introduced passive house principles to students, initiated research and training, and most visibly, resulted in the construction of a certified, student …

Check out the entries for the 2018 AIA SD Design Awards

2018 AIA SD Design Awards

Architecture firms submitted 21 projects from across the state for consideration for the 2018 AIA South Dakota Design Awards. Winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at the AIA South Dakota Design Awards Ceremony and Dinner. (You can buy a ticket for the event here.) Our previously announced service awards will also be …