Breakfast sponsored by Norberg Paints
Sponsored by McGough Construction
South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn leads the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, including the state’s only accredited architecture program. In this opening keynote, President Dunn will define the current master plan of the campus and engagement of architectural community to enhance the health, safety and welfare of students and the rest of the campus community. 1 LU/HSW
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Sponsored by Koch Hazard Architects
This presentation will help you understand the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and their applications. The session will explain how to explore the capabilities and limitations of AI and VR technologies, and how they can be integrated into architectural design and visualization processes; learn about the integration of AI and VR into architectural curricula; learn about Midjourney AI and its potential to enhance the creative aspect of architectural design; learn about the ethical considerations related to using AI in architecture, such as intellectual property rights and authorship, bias in AI-generated designs, and data privacy; discuss potential future developments and trends in AI and VR technologies and their impact on the architectural profession; understand the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between architects and AI experts to leverage these technologies effectively in the field; discuss case studies where AI technologies have been employed in architectural projects, showcasing their impact on the design process and final outcomes. 1 LU
Sponsored by JLG Architects
The 2023 American Institute of Architects Convention theme explores how we as design professionals, help to create long lasting, impactful designs in every aspect of the communities we serve. As architects, we solve problems through design. We use our knowledge and abilities to protect the public and building owners, advocate for design and transform communities. We work with a broad group of professionals, including public officials, as clients and partners. South Dakota’s economy is strong, and as our communities continue to grow, building - whether roads or award-winning performance venues - 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? How do we do so from an economic standpoint, considering cost related impacts that public projects can have on the community as a whole? During this panel, four South Dakota City Administrators from across the state will engage in a conversation about the value, priorities, and challenges of building for their community’s current needs while planning for a brighter future. 1 LU/HSW
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Sponsored by West Plains Engineering
What can architecture and design practices learn from exemplary precedents of practice? This qualitative study examines the characteristics, puposes, and priorities of some of the most notable current architectural practices in the U.S. to provide insights for a framework of excellent practice in the mid-21st century. Principals of 25 notable firms were asked the same 12 questions during individual interviews. Each of the subject firms is a notable exemplary practice, recognized by the profession and peers as AIA Gold Medal recipients, AIA Firm Award recipients, Architect50 firms, and/or a small sample of other practices recommended by the other subject firms. While the question of ‘what is best practice’ does not have a singular answer, a look into these firms reveal some common themes from which all practices might benefit. This presentation will better equip current and future firm leaders, sole proprietors, boutique studio founders, and leaders and managers at mid-size and large firms to be mission-driven, client responsive, and future-facing in their pursuit of excellent practice. 1 LU
AIA SD Exhibit Hall — Mingle with the companies that help make this event possible and play our new Exhibit Hall Bingo Plus, featuring our traditional booth bingo game in which you fill your card to win amazing prizes PLUS our new bonus 'Secret Booth' prizes awarded every 30 minutes.
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors: Kline-Johnson, PAC-CLAD, Fargo Glass & Paint/Sierra Pacific Windows, McGough Construction and Pella
... and our Gold Sponsors: Trane, DeSCo, Dakota Wall Systems, Heyer Engineering, Bell Structural Solutions, FiberTite Roof Systems, Hebron Brick, Syverson Tile & Stone, Innovative Architectural Products and IMEG.
Exhibitor breakfast sponsored by Perspective
Sponsored by Associated Consulting Engineering, Inc. ...
... with additional support from Schemmer
Design Awards jury sponsored by South Dakota State University; Design Awards ceremony sponsored by Journey Group ...
... with additional support from TSP, Inc. and RSA
Pella is graciously hosting a post-party at Crooked Pint, 2020 W. Russell St., just across from the Convention Center.
AIA SD Annual Meeting for AIA SD Members
Meetings rooms 6-7
Breakfast sponsored by Gruen-Wald Engineered Laminates
Student Engagement Session for Student attendees With Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, Professor Emeritus/Director Emeritus of the School of Architecture, Clemson University
Meetings rooms 8-10
Sponsored by Architecture Incorporated
In this keynote, a leading healthcare facility director from within the state will engage in a conversation about values, priorities, and challenges of master planning across their facilities within the state and across the region and maintaining the facilities to provide care for patients throughout South Dakota. She will discuss the environmental and health challenges communities in South Dakota face and how architects are part of solving these issues. 1 LU/HSW
Sponsored by CO-OP Architecture
Since the 1940s, our Lakota uncis - our grandmothers - advocated to bring a Native Community Center to Mniluzahan Otonwahe (Rapid City). Over the past few years, He Sapa Otipi - Community Center for the People of the Black Hills continues to carry forward our Uncis dream to provide a safe place guided by Lakota values for all our Relatives - Native and non-Native alike - to come together. This presentation will provide a brief background of He Sapa Otipi, a summary of community outreach and programming efforts, an update on the current project status, and next steps. 1 LU/HSW
Sponsored by Smartt Interior Construction
Sponsored by AIA South Dakota
By the end of this decade, all members of the baby boom generation will be at least 65. Like their elders before them, baby boomers want to remain in their home and community as they get older. Yet, design innovations in housing to aid people with mobility limitations largely remain unimplemented. Research suggests 4 in 10 people who would benefit from a bedroom and full bathroom on the main level do not have one. While affordable or workforce housing receives considerable attention, a home modification crisis is approaching as the baby boom generation attempts to age in inaccessible homes. Beyond the preference of boomers to remain in the home, efforts are being made to provide long-term services and supports in lower cost setting (e.g., home, adult day center, etc.). This is critical given that two-thirds of long-term services and supports are paid for by public sources. In fact, Medicaid paid for 42.1% of long-term services and supports in 2020. Compared to Medicare which covered only 18.2% of long-term services and supports spending. As the single largest payer of long-term services and supports, Medicaid is working to delay entry into higher cost facility-based care. Unfortunately, professionals working to keep people with mobility limitations in the home report difficulties finding home modifications for the clients they serve. For these reasons, the Voices for Home Modification of the Dakotas project was launched in the spring of 2021. Early achievements of these collaborative efforts include identifying existing resource databases, collecting testimonials from stakeholders, recruiting additional stakeholders, development of a mission and vision, and creation of a web page. These activities allowed us to refine the specific outcomes this project proposes to achieve. For example, the group decided it would make more sense to raise awareness about existing resource databases (211 Helpline Center, ND Aging and Disability Resource Link, etc.) than to develop a new resource website. This presentation will provide an overview of the project, accomplishments to-date, and next steps for education and outreach. 1 LU/HSW
EmBe Tour — 300 W. 11th St., Sioux Falls (Parking at First Congregational Church - see map below)
EmBe is the oldest and largest women’s organization in South Dakota, with over 250 employees who steward its mission to empower the community through four pillars: women, children, youth, and families. In 1922, the founders of EmBe’s mission believed women needed a place to realize their gifts and full potential. Today, EmBe holds space for women, children, and families so that our community may thrive through the empowerment of individuals. Leading the way in workforce development for women, childcare, aquatics, and youth programming, EmBe continues to meet the needs of members of our community. This multi-phased remodel project will allow EmBe to continue to provide value to the growing Sioux Falls community for years to come. Join in to see the extents of this remodel from added office spaces, updated daycare rooms, a fully renovated reception area, an added Dress For Success boutique, and a completely remodeled locker room space. Prior to the tour, we will show some “before” pictures to help show the magnitude of this transformational project. 1 LU/HSW
SAY IT LOUD SD Gallery Exhibit Opening and Champagne Toast — Washington Pavilion, Jerstad Gallery, 301 S Main Ave, Sioux Falls
SAY IT LOUD South Dakota sponsors: McGough Contruction, Gage Brothers, Lloyd Companies, Journey Group, Interstate Office Products and Syverson Tile & Stone.
The Beyond the Built Environment’s Say It Loud exhibit, which is hosted by Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, focuses on elevating the contributions of diverse designers. The concept is “To see our faces, hear our voices, feel our impact within the colorful tapestry of our heritage.” Say It Loud is the activation of an international movement of sharing, protecting and celebrating the journey of the underrepresented to inspire the next generation. The Say It Loud South Dakota project is organized by a committee representing a number of design professions.
Midco Arena Tour — W. 33rd Street and S. Grange Avenue, Sioux Falls (see map below)
PPE Required: Long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Bring your own hard hat, high-vis jacket and protective eyewear if you can. Fiegen Construction has made arrangements to provide PPE for people traveling from out-of-town.
Midco Arena, which will debut as the home of Augustana University's NCAA Division I hockey team in January, will seat 3,082 fans and include a luxury club area and 12 suites. The 154,000 square-foot arena will also feature amenities for the hockey program, house the GreatLIFE Strength & Conditioning Center and offer a locker room and lounge area for the Augustana Vikings soccer team. 1 LU/HSW
Join us for refreshments as we walk the Augustana University version of the SAY IT LOUD South Dakota exhibit prior to the public lecture by SAY IT LOUD founder Pascale Sablan.
Pascale Sablan, the founder of Beyond the Built Environment and SAY IT LOUD, gives a talk on the campus of Augustana University.