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 …

Our Buildings Are Boxes | Are Building Our Boxes?

Why box-style architecture is bad… For my final post this month, I’ll return to more traditional and much loved past-time of mine, that is, criticism of bad architecture. We’ve got a problem around here. Our buildings are boxes. Or so many an architect (including me) would say. And its not necessarily localized to “here” per …

AIA South Dakota convention 2023: Now and Next

In two weeks, on MONDAY, September 25th and TUESDAY, September 26th, the architects and design professionals of South Dakota will be gathering for the AIA South Dakota annual convention to network, learn, collaborate, celebrate exceptional design and individuals within the industry in our state, commemorate the history of our design community as well as elevate …

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 …

Building on South Dakota Universities: DSU Residence Hall

(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 submitted by Architecture Incorporated) Dakota State University will be debuting a new four-story residence hall to campus this Fall. The building features …

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 …

Building on South Dakota Universities: USD Dakota Dome

(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 submitted by JLG Architects) As one of the first (and now oldest) indoor football stadiums in the nation, the DakotaDome on the …

Building on South Dakota Universities: NSU Great Plains East and West

(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 submitted by Northern State University) Great Plains East and Great Plains West, located across from each other on the residential quad, are …