AIA South Dakota presents its 2023 design awards
South Dakota architecture firms captured two American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Dakota Honor Awards and three Merit Awards on Sept. 25 as part of AIA South Dakota annual conference.
CO-OP Architecture, of Sioux Falls, Aberdeen and Rapid City, won an Honor Award in Architecture — AIA South Dakota’s top design award — for its design of the new Click Rain & Lemonly Headquarters, which involved a renovation of a circa-1919 downtown Sioux Falls sawtooth building that once served as a spark plug factory. CO-OP Architecture also won an Honor Award in Architecture for its modernization of Watertown Regional Airport, designing a new 26,000-square-foot terminal offering streamlined security, contemporary airy circulation, fresh check-in and car rental counters and improved amenities.
EAPC Architects Engineers of Sioux Falls won a Merit Award in Architecture for its design of the South Dakota State University Raven Precision Agriculture Center in Brookings, providing more than 130,000 square feet of lab, research and learning space to help students to explore methods to increase food production, conserve resources, and reduce waste.
Koch Hazard Architects of Sioux Falls won a Merit Award in Architecture for the Falls Center Trash Enclosure, part of its update to the circa-1899 Jewett Brothers and Jewett Wholesale Grocers building in downtown Sioux Falls, which Koch Hazard had renovated and restored in 1992. The most recent project included updates to the building’s public spaces, a rehabilitation of its historic loading dock and a transformation of the trash enclosure area.
TSP, Inc., of Sioux Falls and Rapid City, won a Merit Award in Architecture for the Northern State University Jewett Regional Science Education Center, a state-of-the-art science facility that blends old and new campus vernacular to create a rejuvenated arrival experience to campus.
The juror panel for the 2023 AIA SD Design Awards was led by Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the School of Architecture, Clemson University. Also serving as jurors were Thomas Savory, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB, a principal and higher education design director with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, and Jane Frederick, FAIA, LEED AP, a principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects who had served as the 96th president of the American Institute of Architects.AIA South Dakota also honored Bernie Hunhoff, the editor-at-large of South Dakota Magazine, with its 2023 Champion of Architecture award. Hunhoff, who grew up on a Yankton County farm with seven brothers, graduated from Mount Marty College before starting a career in business, journalism and politics. Hunhoff and his family have published South Dakota Magazine for nearly 40 years from the Pennington House, an Italianate building in downtown Yankton built in 1875 by a territorial governor. Hunhoff previously worked as a journalist for daily newspapers in Watertown and Madison and has been active in agriculture, economic development, conservation, politics, history and historic preservation.
For its 2023 Legacy Award, AIA South Dakota honored Patricia Acevedo Fuentes AIA, NCI CS, a partner/architect with Joseph David Associates in Rapid City. Acevedo Fuentes served on the AIA South Dakota Board of Directors, holding the title as president of the organization from 2018 to 2019. She also served nationally on AIA’s Strategic Council and Member Value Task Force and was a Bush Foundation fellow in 2021-2023.
AIA South Dakota named Jared Carda, AIA, Associate Principal Architect with CO-OP Architecture in Rapid City, as its 2023 South Dakota Young Architect. Carda, who grew up in Wagner and holds a Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, serves on the AIA South Dakota Board of Directors and the South Dakota Board of Technical Professions.
The 2023 AIA SD Design Awards jury team is Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the School of Architecture, Clemson University is the jury chair, in collaboration with Tom Savory, FAIA, principal and higher education design director with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Jane Frederick, FAIA, the 6th President of The American Institute of Architects, and a principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects. Here are a few more details on each:
JURY CHAIR: Kate Schwennsen, FAIA
Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, is Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the School of Architecture, Clemson University. She joined the Clemson faculty as Professor and Chair in August 2010, and led the school for a decade. Prior to Clemson she was Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean of the College of Design at Iowa State University, appointments that followed a decade of practice. Kate is a recognized leader in bridging architectural education and practice, with expertise in issues of design leadership, diversity, and evolving models of practice and education in architecture. Kate has held many leadership positions, including being the 2-term Co-Chair of the Education Commission of the International Union of Architects (UIA), and is currently the Secretary of the AIA’s College of Fellows. Schwennsen was 2006 President of the American Institute of Architects, the second woman to serve as the elected leader of this then-149-year-old, 80,000-member organization. She is licensed to practice architecture in South Carolina.
JUROR: Thomas Savory, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Tom Savory, FAIA, is a principal and higher education design director with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, with 8 offices throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. Prior to merging with MPS, from 2000 to 2021, Tom was a founding principal of Watson Tate Savory. Since 2000, Tom has led his team to receive more than 65 AIA design awards, including the 2016 winning competition entry for the AIA South Carolina Center for Design, currently under construction. Tom has chaired numerous AIA Design Awards juries, including AIA New Hampshire, AIA Indiana, and AIA Detroit. He is a lecturer at Clemson University, where he frequently teaches architecture studio at the graduate and undergraduate level, and regularly serves on academic juries. In 1997, he co-founded the Columbia Design League with his wife, Adrienne Montare, FAIA, on which they co-presented at the 2017 AIA National Convention. Prior to returning to South Carolina in 1996, Tom lived in New York City for 12 years, where he was an Associate with Richard Meier & Partners and, prior to that, with Gwathmey Siegel & Associates. In 2018 Tom was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows, in Object One: Design. He currently serves as chair of the AIA SC Fellows Committee and as Regional Representative to the College of Fellows.
JUROR: Jane Frederick, FAIA, LEED AP
Jane Frederick, FAIA, was the 96th President of The American Institute of Architects. She is a principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects, which received AIA South Carolina’s 2017 Firm Award and Southern Living magazine’s Best Renovation of 2009. The Beaufort, South Carolina, firm specializes in sustainable custom residences and has earned over 20 state and local design awards. Jane has served AIA in many roles, including as South Atlantic regional representative on the Strategic Council, at-large director on the national Board of Directors, chair of the AIA Small Firm Round Table Executive Committee, president of AIA South Carolina, and a member of National Architectural Accrediting Board, accreditation teams. She has also chaired numerous local planning boards and currently serves on the Beaufort County Zoning Board of Appeals. Jane is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
2021 HONOR AWARD goes to:
The juror for the 2020 AIA SD Design Awards was Matt Kreilich, FAIA, of Snow Kreilich, an AIA Firm of the Year honoree.