Design in the Hills


Thursday, July 14 - Friday, July 15, 2022 - Rapid City, South Dakota

Design in the Hills 2022 is set for July 14-15, 2022 in Rapid City.

Each year, AIA South Dakota focus on projects and places of interest in the Black Hills communities, rotating the event between the various cities in the region.

This conference is unique in the design world; while there are sponsors and continuing education credits, very little of it is provided in a traditional classroom setting. The conference is interactive and mobile. Design in the Hills is a unique gathering of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, engineers and artists from across the state, along with members of the community who all connect to celebrate and elevate the standard of design.


7:30 a.m. Bus pickup
8 a.m. "Walk the Line with Cement Production” - Plant tour of the Dacotah
Cement plant by Chuck Cox, GCC, LEED AP BD+C, CGP, CSI, WC AP. Breakfast provided (PPE will be provided; requires boots and pants)
10 a.m. South Dakota Mines Pearson Alumni Center by Jenn Johnson, AIA
11 a.m. Tour of renovation project of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Devereaux Library by Jared Carda, AIA
Noon Lunch at SDSM&T
1:15 p.m. The David Lusk Accelorator Building
2:30 p.m. The Monument
3:30 p.m. The 6th Street Corridor and Memorial Park Playgrounds by Patrick Wiss, FASLA
4:30 p.m. Happy Hour

FRIDAY JULY 15, 2022

7:30 a.m. Breakfast with sponsors
8 a.m. Hey Sapa Otipi Community Center for the People of the Black Hills by Bobbi Koch and Valeriah Big Eagle, Ph.D.
9 a.m. Expo - Sponsors
10 a.m. Hey Sapa Otipi Community Center for the People of the Black Hills design charette



Design in the Hills is open to all design professionals, including architects, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, interns and students.