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    • San Francisco
    • July 20, 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Black Hills, SD

    • July 20, 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Rapid City, South Dakota
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    Design in the Hills 2023 is set for Thursday, July 20, 2023.

    Design in the Hills is shifting to a one-day event this year. It will be held in Rapid City on Thursday, July 20.

    Tours include the Security First Bank, Hermosa School and Dinosaur Park reconstruction. The sponsor expo will be combined with happy hour at the new Ugly Graffiti storefront in downtown Rapid City. We look forward to seeing you this summer to tour a few Black Hills design projects, have plenty of engaging conversations and, of course, enjoy some food and libations.

    Design in the Hills is an event in which most activities occur outdoors. Dressing for warm July temperatures and wearing comfortable shoes is highly encouraged.


    THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2023

    7:15 a.m.

    Bus arrival at Rapid City High School, 601 Columbus St, Rapid City

    7:45 a.m.

    Bus departure

    8 a.m.

    Security First Bank Tour — Led by Jerud Pummel, AIA, Uda Architecture + Design — 1LU/HSW

    9:30 a.m.

    Hermosa School Tour

    11 a.m. B&T Industries Tour
    Noon Lunch at B&T Industries (Nell’s to deliver)
    1 p.m. Oyate Health Center Tour — Led by Craig Grunenfelder, Director of Facilities Operations, Oyate Health Center
    2:15 p.m. Dinosaur Park Accessibility Improvements — Led by Melissa Petersen, ASLA, Rapid City Parks & Recreation Department, and Matt Fridell, ASLA, Tallgrass Landscape Architecture  — 1LU/HSW
    3:30 p.m.

    Downtown Rapid City Walking Tour — Led by Jared Carda, AIA, CO-OP Architecture; Brad Burns, AIA, Chamberlin Architects; Luke Jessen, Lloyd Companies — Featuring the Courthouse, Property MELD, Apartments, Fire Station and Block 5

    4:30 p.m. Happy Hour/Sponsor Expo – Ugly Graffiti

    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.

    • September 24, 2023
    • Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD

    Say it Loud South Dakota

    The Say It Loud exhibition, which focuses on elevating the contributions of diverse designers, is coming to South Dakota in September!

    AIA South Dakota is one of many states participating in Beyond the Built Environment’s Say It Loud exhibits, hosted by Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA. AIA South Dakota is committed to honoring the work of architects and other design professionals who contribute vitally to the built environment in this state and beyond. AIA SD has a long history of working across disciplines through our events, programming and other collaborations.

    The Say It Loud South Dakota project is organized by a committee representing a number of design professions.

    • September 25, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 26, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 - Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023

    Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D.

    • September 25, 2023
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, S.D.
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    AIA South Dakota 2023 Exhibit Hall

    Welcome to registration for the exhibit hall at the 2023 AIA South Dakota Annual Convention. set for Sept. 25 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls. You’ll enjoy interacting with architects and design professionals from across South Dakota and the region during nearly five dedicated hours of Exhibit Hall time and approximately three hours of social time. As an exhibitor, you are a welcome guest at lunch and a featured guest for the Exhibitor Party on the evening of Sept. 25. The exhibit hours are 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Your 10 x 10 vendor space will include pipe and drape and be equipped with the following: 
    • One (1) 8ft table
    • Two (2) chairs
    • One (1) wastebasket

    To register, please view the updated Exhibit Hall map and pick three potential booth locations.


    If you need additional equipment from the Sioux Falls Convention Center, please go to their website at https://www.dennysanfordpremiercenter.com/p/convention-center-and-arena/exhibitors and/or download their Exhibitor Letter. To place your order, please complete and return the order form to the convention center's Exhibitor Services Department at ExhibitorServices@premier-center.com

    We are looking forward to a successful event!

Past Events

September 15, 2022 AIA South Dakota 2022 Exhibit Hall
September 14, 2022 AIA SD 2022 Annual Convention
July 14, 2022 Design in the Hills 2022
June 22, 2022 AIA'22
September 16, 2021 AIA SD 2021 Annual Convention

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