Get Involved

The AIA South Dakota Board of Directors invites you to help strengthen your membership organization by volunteering for one of our working groups. 

Email the committee leader to learn more.

Architecture SD Communication Committee

Help our members demonstrate why architecture and AIA South Dakota matters to communities and leaders across the state and region. Help tell the stories of design and architecture by getting involved in concepting, designing, writing, editing or selling advertising in support of Blueprint South Dakota, the AIA SD blog. The Committee meets approximately twelve times per year. 

To inquire or join, contact Liz Meyer, Assoc. AIA.

  • Liz Meyer, Assoc. AIA
  • Keith Thompson, AIA
  • Allison Dvorak, AIA
  • Larry Crane, AIA
  • Sandra Lea Dickenson, AIA
  • TJ Olson, AIA
  • Tom Hurlbert, AIA
  • Chase Kramer, AIA

design:South Dakota Team 

Help rural communities around our state design their future in collaboration with design: SD, a project which underscores the important role design plays in community and economic development. Get involved in community selection, charrette planning, community engagement, or the the three-day community design charrettes.

 To inquire or join, contact Keith Thompson, AIA.

  • Keith Thompson, AIA (Chair)
  • Jason Kann, Assoc AIA
  • Todd Stone, AIA
  • Frederico Garcia-Lammers, Assoc. AIA
  • Larry Crane, AIA
  • Sandra Lea Dickenson, AIA
  • TJ Olson, AIA

Design in the Hills Committee

Help plan and organize the annual July membership event in the Black Hills. Get involved in planning, organizing, promoting, providing continuing education, etc.

 To inquire or join, contact Jenn Johnson, AIA.

  • Jennifer Johnson, AIA (Chair)
  • Kris Bjerke, AIA
  • Brian Johnson, AIA
  • Jeremy Altman, Assoc. AIA
  • Jordan Burbach, AIA
  • Anthony Dyk, Assoc. AIA

Annual Convention Committee

Help plan and organize the chapter's big event of the year every September. Get involved in logistics, selecting speakers and workshops, coordinating the exhibit hall, promotion, planning networking events, finding sponsors, and more.

 To inquire or join, contact Tom Hurlbert, AIA.

  • Tom Hurlbert, AIA (Chair)
  • Keith Thompson, AIA
  • Andrew Eitrem, AIA
  • Jared Carda, AIA
  • Catherine Dekkenga, AIA

Emerging Professionals Committee

Help encourage and prepare associates, architecture students, and other young professionals in the architecture field in our state, including licensing exam group study and SDSU Department of Architecture involvement. To inquire or join, contact Allison Dvorak, AIA.

  • Allison Dvorak, AIA (Chair)
  • Tom Hurlbert, AIA
  • Jacob Bunde, AIA
  • Catherine Dekkenga, AIA
  • Jeremy Altman, Assoc. AIA
  • Jared Carda, AIA
  • Michelle Klobassa, AIA

State and Local Government Advocacy Committee/SGN Policy Affairs

Help track bills and ordinances in Washington, DC, Pierre and across the state that will impact architecture, and advocate for issues that matter. To inquire or join, contact John Riker, Assoc. AIA.

  • John Riker, Assoc AIA (Chair)
  • Gene Fennell, AIA
  • Angela Boersma, AIA
  • Patri Acevedo, AIA
  • John Kolander, AIA
  • Tom Hurlbert, AIA

Scholarship Committee

  • Michelle Klobassa, AIA (Chair)
  • Keith Thompson, AIA
  • Chase Kramer, AIA
  • Jason Kann, AIA

Design Awards

  • Michelle Klobassa, AIA (Chair)
  • Andrew Eitreim, AIA
  • Leap Chear, AIA
  • Jason Kann, Assoc AIA
  • Stacey McMahan, AIA

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