AIASD Convention

AIA South Dakota 2018 convention
Sept. 13-14, 2018
Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

AIA SD Design Awards, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 14 at Holiday Inn Downtown


AIA President-elect Bates to present keynote at AIA South Dakota 2018 convention

Bill_Bates_web-d27b12ac6f3ac67915179545eb6989e7.jpgAIA President-elect William Bates, FAIA, will present the keynote address at the AIA South Dakota 2018 convention, planned for Sept. 13-14 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Bates, a member of the Board of Directors since 2011, has served terms as a vice president and the chair of the Board Community Committee from 2015-2016. He twice served as president of AIA Pennsylvania, in 1991 and 2010, and was president of AIA Pittsburgh in 1987.

First Native American woman to become licensed architect to speak at AIA South Dakota

tamara.jpgAlso presenting a keynote at the convention will be Tamara Eagle Bull, FAIA, an advocate for culturally relevant and responsible design and a recognized leader in the realm of contemporary Native American architecture. As the first Native American woman in the U.S. to become a licensed architect, she uses her position and knowledge to improve the schools and communities in which she works. A member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, Eagle Bull channels her 30 years of experience through Encompass Architects, her Lincoln, Neb., firm.