SDSU Chicoine AME Renaming Ceremony

(Cover image courtesy of SDSU) Over the past weekend, South Dakota State University officially celebrated the naming of the Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics & Engineering Hall with a ceremony honoring the 19th President of SDSU. Serving as President from 2007–2016, David Chicoine was instrumental in the founding of the Department of Architecture in 2010 and believed …

Back to School: Sioux Falls School District

Jefferson High School (This series is intended to highlight the new construction, renovation and upgrades to the K-12 public school system in South Dakota. Content submitted is provided by the architects of the projects.) (Content submitted by Architecture Incorporated) Following a successful bond issue to address district-wide facility upgrades and enrollment growth, Architecture Incorporated teamed …

The Built Landscape of Suffrage History

Liz Almlie, Historic Preservation Specialist, SD State Historical Society South Dakota and the United States have recently marked big centennials of women’s suffrage.  A state constitutional amendment passed in November 1918 and the final ratification of the federal 19th Amendment took place in August 1920.  I was lucky enough to participate in several public history …

AIA SD Award Winner: NSU Jewett Regional Science Education Center

This post was written and submitted by TSP, Inc. Northern State University is recognized for its teacher-education degree programs, so it was natural for NSU leaders to envision the campus’ 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 design …

Harmonizing – Designing with Music in Mind (Part II)

Practical considerations for designing performance spaces, from a performer, designer, and consumer; Part II On Monday’s post, we covered some basic visual aspects of music performance spaces design. However, the key purpose of these spaces is for hearing, and for that an understanding of architectural acoustics is warranted. When it comes to acoustics, we are …

Building on South Dakota Universities: NSU Jewett Regional Science Education Center

(This series was intended to highlight the new construction, renovation and upgrades to the state universities in South Dakota. Content was submitted by the architects of the projects or by the universities.) (Content and images submitted by Northern State University) The newest academic building on the Northern State University campus has already made an enormous …

Building on South Dakota Universities: SDSU Animal Disease Research Diagnostic Laboratory

(This series was intended to highlight the new construction, renovation and upgrades to the state universities in South Dakota. Content was submitted by the architects of the projects or by the universities.) (Content and images submitted by Clark Enersen Partners) The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) is located on the north side of …