AIA South Dakota presents its 2022 design awards

Dakota State University Cyber Lab

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota architecture firms captured one American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Dakota Honor Award and three Merit Awards during AIA South Dakota’s recent annual conference. JLG Architects of Sioux Falls and Rapid City won an Honor Award in Architecture for the Dakota State University Cyber Lab in Madison (featured photo). The facility houses a …

AIA SD Announces 2022 Champion of Architecture Award

The 2022 Champion of Architecture Award was given to Jay Vogt, who served two roles as Director of the State Historical Society and South Dakota State Historic Preservation Officer. The award was presented at the recent South Dakota American Institute of Architects state convention in Sioux Falls, SD. The award is given to non-architects or …

AIA Advocacy Engagement Success!

Signed into law on August 16th, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (H. R. 5376) includes priorities directly affecting architects, such as buildling codes, climate tax incentives, and affordable housing. It also makes significant changes to the corporate tax rate and allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. Notable items defined by AIA National are as …

Design in the Hills: Friday Presentation and Charette Recap

By Bobbie Koch (Sicangu Lakota) Associate AIA & AICAE, and Valeriah Big Eagle (Ihanktonwan) Ed.D., M.S.Ed. Since the 1940s, our Lakota Uncis – our grandmothers – advocated to bring a Native American Community Center to Mniluzahan Otunwahe (Rapid City). For the past few years, He Sapa Otipi – Community Center for the People of the …

Design in the Hills: Thursday Afternoon Recap

By Cassie Pospishil, Associate AIA Thursday afternoon, attendees visited the Accelerator Building, the Monument, and Memorial Park. All of these are located in the downtown Rapid City area. The Accelerator Building Though there were many aspects of the Accelerator Building that were stunning, one main theme I would like to elaborate on is the indoor-outdoor …

AIA SD Celebrates Newly Licensed Architect at Design in the Hills

One of AIA SD’s newest traditions is celebrating newly licensed architects in the state of South Dakota. This year at Design in the Hills, we had the honor of recognizing newly licensed architect, Megan Walz, AIA, from JLG Architects! Congratulations on your achievement! Earning an architectural license is no easy task, and it takes a …

Design in the Hills: Thursday Morning Recap, Part II

By Tanya Olson, ASLA, SD Section Chair, Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter ASLA Our second stop on “tour day” for Design in the Hills 2022 was the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus where we toured a new construction project and a building renovation project. South Dakota Mines Pearson Alumni and Conference Center Jenn Johnson, AIA …