AIA South Dakota names winners of Young Architect, Legacy awards

Published: Sep 15th, 2017

eitreimdempster.jpgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The American Institute of Architecture (AIA) South Dakota honored two architects from the Sioux Falls office of Architecture Incorporated on Friday, Sept. 15, with AIA South Dakota’s newly created nominated professional awards.

Andrew Eitreim, AIA, CDT, LEEP AP BD+C, vice president and principal architect of Architecture Incorporated, was named the first recipient of the AIA South Dakota Young Architect Award. The award recognizes Eitreim’s strong work ethic, his ability to find innovative solutions to problems and his active involvement as an AIA board member and with other community organizations.

Alan Richard “Dick” Dempster, AIA, LEED AP, founding principal architect and partner of Architecture Incorporated, was awarded the 2017 AIA South Dakota Legacy Award. Dempster’s daughter, Catherine Dekkenga, AIA, of JLG Architects, accepted the award on Dempster’s behalf.

Dempster has devoted his career to community service and architectural stewardship, helping to preserve the Shoto Teien Japanese Gardens, the Soo Square building, First Congregational Church and the former Masonic Library that now serves as Architecture Incorporated’s Sioux Falls office.

Friday night’s award ceremony wrapped up the 2017 Leading by Design conference, the AIA South Dakota convention held this year in partnership with the Great Plains chapter of ASLA. 

About AIA SD

AIA South Dakota is a non-profit membership organization composed of architects, future architects and partners in the built design industries. AIA SD members tap into a network of design professionals statewide to learn, share and promote architecture and advance the idea that design matters in every South Dakota community. AIA SD is a state chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).