AIA SD 2022 Annual Convention

  • September 14, 2022
  • 4:30 PM
  • September 16, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota


  • Note that a full convention registration includes one Design Awards ticket. This is for others wanting to attend just the dinner and ceremony.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022

North Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, S.D.

4:30 p.m. Tour of Sioux Steel RAMP and Ultra-High Performance Concrete System Office
Sponsored by Gage Brothers and Lloyd Companies
The Sioux Steel Development will showcase the upper level of The Falls located in the Uptown Development of Sioux Falls. The project will include three major building areas: a hotel/convention center, an office building and parking ramp and an office and retail wrap. All 3 buildings will be connected by a skywalk that spans the site. A walkable pedestrian corridor with activated commercial alley will exist between the hotel/convention center and the office building. Canopy by Hilton will occupy the seven-story, 217 room structure with 60,000 sqft of meeting and convention center space. The Office Building will be nine stories, 175,000 sqft including 10,000 sqft of retail space on the first floor. A 900+ stall parking ramp will be wrapped to the north and east by 100 apartments and 30,000 sqft of retail space. 1 LU/HSW
5:30 p.m. Mixer
Sponsored by Lloyd Companies

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D.

7 a.m. Check-in/registration desk opens
8 a.m. Welcome — AIA SD President Allison Dvorak, AIA, CPHC, NCARB
8:15 a.m. Opening Keynote — Relevance in an Ever-Changing World: How Can Architects Be the Authors of Our Future — Dan Noble, FAIA
Sponsored by Tessier's Inc.

Dan Noble, FAIA, is President and CEO at HKS Architects. An architect, Dan leads the strategy and development of a global design firm. Under his leadership, the firm has won numerous design awards from organizations such as the World Architecture Festival and Fast Company. Dan values character, purpose and relationships, and instills these values into the firm’s culture. 1 LU/HSW

9:30 a.m. Healthcare Design Master Planning Panel
Sponsored by Architecture Incorporated
Featuring Kris Denevan, Sanford Health, David Ellenbecker, Monument Health, Chris Peltier, PE, Great Plains Area Indian Health Service and Garrett Peters, AIA, Avera Health. Moderated by AIA SD President Allison Dvorak, AIA, CPHC, NCARB, Avera Health. 1 LU/HSW
10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. Ending the Syrup Syndrome: Sustainable Design Types — Patrick Thibaudeau, LEED Fellow, ILFI, JLG Architects
Sponsored by PAC-CLAD

Patrick Thibaudeau, LEED Fellow, ILFI, is Principal Sustainability Officer at JLG Architects, an experienced architect, and a nationally recognized thought leader with over 30 years of experience inspiring individuals, groups, and organizations to elevate the impact of architecture beyond the building. Thibaudeau has pioneered an approach centered on human experience, positive performance, and financial prosperity – yielding invaluable human benefits and hundreds of millions of dollars in avoided cost and revenue. He is a research partner with UC Berkley Center for the Built Environment and was an original member of the national large firm roundtable group that introduced the AIA commitment for carbon-neutral design by 2030. He led a working group that produced the "Playbook for Sustainability Action" and is currently working on the re-write of the AIA Framework for Design Excellence. His efforts have resulted in hundreds of projects achieving net zero energy, and third-party certifications such as LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge. His influence has transformed the way we live, work, learn, and heal by shifting the focus to individual wellbeing and resilience so people can thrive, and organizations can prosper. Thibaudeau’s game-changing approach starts sustainable design at zero impact and ends what he refers to as the "Syrup Syndrome." Thibaudeau’s work has subsequently led to firm-wide recognition in acceptance of JLG’s 2021 Environmental Stewardship Award from Construction Specifications Institute, and an invitation to participate as an NGO delegate at COP26 in Scotland, a worldwide gathering of nearly 200 nations. Here, Thibaudeau and representatives of eight billion people achieved a first-of-its-kind agreement by consensus: The Glasgow Climate Pact. This Pact builds on the Paris Climate Accord and accelerates progress with many firsts, including specific targets for emissions reduction, net zero, renewing forest lands, social justice, and significant private sector funding. The Pact also specifically identifies fossil fuels as a key contributor to the climate crisis with commitments to accelerate a transition to green, clean energy, along with other precedent-setting promises. In 2021, he also led the firm’s effort to become a signatory in support of the implementation of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, confirming the firm’s local and global commitment to leverage collaborative efforts advancing their 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Patrick is a LEED Fellow and active member of the International Living Future Institute. He earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1987 and his Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1989. 1 LU/HSW

Noon Whichcraft — Luncheon Keynote - Jeffrey Day, FAIA, Founding Principal Actual Architecture Co.
Sponsored by West Plains Engineering
There comes a time in any design process when a designer must make a choice, “which type of craft is appropriate for this project?” While there are many available paradigms of craft, each with a preferred standard of tolerance, the choice is often situation specific. 

Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA is Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, founding principal of Actual Architecture Company in Omaha, Nebraska, and formerly, principal of the San Francisco and Omaha-based firm Min | Day. Day is a graduate of Harvard College and U.C. Berkeley where he received his M.Arch degree. At UNL Day runs FACT, an interdisciplinary design-build studio that engages non-profit clients and communities in collaborations that span design and construction. Day has garnered numerous awards including a 2019 Progressive Architecture Award, the Architectural League of New York’s 2016 Emerging Voices, Architectural Record’s 2009 Design Vanguard, the 2007 AIA California Council’s Emerging Talent award, New Practices San Francisco 2009, Residential Architect’s 2010 Rising Star, over 70 national, regional, and state AIA design awards, 9 ACSA design awards, 3 IDEC creative scholarship awards, and more. FACT has won numerous design awards including ACSA’s first Design-Build Award in 2013.

Day’s work has been exhibited at the Nebraska History Museum, Museum of Design Atlanta, Sheldon Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (4 shows), Kaneko (2 shows), little gallery (Omaha) Luggage Store (San Francisco), Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (East Lansing), Ide@s Gallery (Shanghai), AIA San Francisco Gallery, Smart Museum (Chicago), Center For Architecture (New York), Harvard University Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, and numerous other university galleries. Day’s projects have been published widely and he speaks frequently at venues worldwide. 1 LU/HSW

1:30 p.m. AIA SD Exhibit Hall - Mingle with the companies that help make this event possible.
4 p.m. AIA SD Exhibit Hall Social
Sponsored by Associated Consulting Engineering, Inc.
6 p.m. AIA SD Design Awards Social
6:30 p.m. AIA SD Design Awards Ceremony — with Design Awards Juror Jeffrey Day, FAIA, Founding Principal Actual Architecture Co. (see bio and photo above)

Juror sponsored by South Dakota State University; Design Awards sponsors: Journey Group, Syverson Tile and TSP, Inc.

1 LU

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022

Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D.

8 a.m. AIA SD Annual Meeting
9 a.m. County Commissioner Panel
Sponsored by JLG Architects
Featuring Angie Boersma, AIA, Brookings County Commissioner; Jim Schmidt, Lincoln County Commissioner; Jean Bender, Minnehaha County Commissioner. Moderator, Tom Hurlbert, AIA, LEED AP, CO-OP Architecture.
The presentation will be an introduction to the role of county commissioners. The panelist will discuss the environmental and health challenges communities in South Dakota face, how elected officials are addressing local issues, and how architects can be part of solving these problems. This presentation will focus on how elected officials and architects can work together to make positive change related to homelessness, affordable housing, mental health, sustainable development and other issues impacting citizen health & welfare. 1 LU/HSW
10:15 a.m. Trauma Informed Design - Cindy McCleary, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Leo A. Daly

Cindy McCleary is an architect, planner, coach, real estate investor, rehabber, team-builder and business owner. Cindy’s career as an architect, over the past 24 years has given her the invitation to deep dive into her clients’ fields, needs and inner operations. In doing so, she has become fascinated with how architecture can elevate a mission and influence human behavior. From her role in leading the design or vision for libraries, museums, educational facilities, and emergency responder facilities, her approach is shaped by the believe that mission and empathy can come together, in architecture, in meaningful ways. That first spurred her interest in Trauma Informed awareness in space design, using those lessons in some way on each and every project she encounters. Cindy has spoken at conferences including as the Keynote Speaker for the Trauma Informed Care Conference, and at the national Homeland Security Conference as well as having written numerous articles. Cindy and her husband Scott and their two daughters reside in Minneapolis, with their two dogs Parker & Sadie (fury Berna-doodles). Cindy is the Managing Principal, leading the 80-person Minneapolis studio of Leo A Daly and in her free time, owns / operates multiple small, local businesses with her husband. 1 LU/HSW

11:30 a.m. Blueprint for Better Mayoral Panel
Sponsored by McGough Construction
Featuring Mayor Steve Allender of Rapid City, Mayor Gloria Hanson of Fort Pierre and Mayor Derick Wenck of Harrisburg and moderated by AIA President Elect Jeff Nelson, AIA.

The South Dakota American Institute of Architects are using their conventions to explore the resiliency of South Dakota’s communities post-COVID. Architects use their voice to protect the public and building owners, advocate for design and transform communities. As our communities continue to grow, building is part of this growth. What we build contributes to the economic development of our cities and public officials are faced with challenging questions: Where do we grow? Do we grow incrementally or all at once? How do we meet the needs of today while planning for tomorrow? During this panel, four South Dakota mayors from across the state will engage in a conversation about the value, priorities, and challenges of building for their communities’ current needs while planning for a brighter future. 1 LU/HSW

1:15 p.m. Art-Integrated Architecture: The Future of Design — James Garrett Jr., AIA, NOMA, 4RM+ULA
By uniting art with architecture, James Garrett Jr., AIA, NOMA, creates dynamic spaces for the 21st century that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in the profession. A visual artist and writer who is formally trained as an architect, he gives voice to underserved communities and is deeply invested in the human experience.

Born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to American parents who returned stateside when he was young, Garrett spent his formative years in St. Paul, Minnesota, where his interest in cities was sparked. Growing up in the post¬industrial era that gave rise to hip-hop culture and graffiti writing, he has made it his mission to reconnect art and architecture. His work as the founding partner of St. Paul's 4RM+ULA combines resiliency and dynamic expression in the form of vibrant color and diverse media. Founded in 2002, the firm has evolved into a full-service practice focused on transit design and transit-oriented development. James is a registered architect in Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey. He holds an A.B. Degree in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at University of California (Berkeley, CA) and an M' Arch degree from Parsons School of Design (New York City, NY). He served for 7 years on the Metropolitan Council Livable Communities and Transit Oriented Development committees (LCDA) and now serves on the Minnesota State Capitol Area Architecture and Planning Board (CAAPB). In 2002, he founded 4RM+ULA (FORM + Urban Landscape Articulation), a full-service architecture firm focused on Transit Design, Transit-Oriented-Development, and urban infill redevelopment projects.James lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife Paola Sanchez-Garrett and sons, Nikola and James. Significant Awards: 2015 AIA Minnesota Young Architect Award, 2019 AIA National Young Architect Award, 2020 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal Award. 1 LU/HSW

2:30 p.m.

Community Benefits of Skateparks: Skatepark Design and Construction - Kanten Russell, lead designer for New Line Skateparks
Sponsored by South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association

A long-time fixture in the professional skateboarding world, Kanten Russell is a lead designer for New Line Skateparks. Growing up in Southern California—the birthplace of skateboarding—Kanten quickly became a leading figure in the region’s skateboarding scene and was a professional skateboarder for 12 years, traveling all over the world endorsing his pro model shoes and signature skateboards as well as appearing in several skateboarding videos and on magazine covers. Kanten has led the design process of over 300 skate parks across the country over the last 16 years including the world’s first sustainable skate park in St. Cloud, Minnesota; a skate plaza in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which converted a brownfield into an active space to help combat childhood obesity; and the Alga Norte Community Skate Park in Carlsbad, California. 1 LU/HSW

3:45 p.m. Cherapa Place expansion tour
Sponsored by ISG and Journey Group

Building on the momentum of growth on the Eastbank, this $225 million development calls for continued destiny along the beautiful river greenway and will extend back to the former railroad switchyard land. There will be plentiful options for living and working with apartments, condos, office buildings, retail and restaurant suites, parking structures, indoor and outdoor entertainment and more. A new 10-story office and retail building with condos on floors 9 and 10 will connect on the third floor to the original Cherapa Place tower. Two 6-story mass timber apartment and retail buildings will feature more than 230 residential units. 1 LU/HSW

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