Category: Education

Blind California architect shares his vision for school project

March 21, 2018

In our latest featured piece on SiouxFalls.Business, San Francisco-based architect Chris Downey shares the insights on designing he has gained since he lost his eyesight 10 years ago. He is a consultant with TSP, Inc. as it designs the new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Senior Architects Michelle Klobassa and Rex […]

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Design that serves people through the decades

October 3, 2017

Good design stands out. Stellar design stands up over time. This piece from SiouxFalls.Business features a few people who “live” in TSP projects dating as far back as the 1930s. Made to last: Places take on greater meaning as they evolve with the community

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‘Cutting-edge form and function’ unite in new Beacom Institute of Technology

August 21, 2017

A national leader in cyber-security training and computer-information education now has a new home that’s every bit as advanced as its academic programs. The town of Madison, S.D., turned out Aug. 20 for Dakota State University’s “Welcome to the Future” celebration. TSP and partners from SmithGroupJJR designed the $11.4 million facility, while Journey Group served as […]

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30 Years as ‘The Guy’

July 27, 2017

“Are you the guy?” Sean Ervin’s answer to that question started his 30-year career with TSP. At the time, he was tending bar, waiting tables, running the kitchen, and washing dishes at Beaners in Marshalltown, IA. The two men asking were principal architects with Weber, Pollard & Associates. They’d heard an architectural graduate was working […]

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From a tiki lounge to teaching others: 40 years with TSP

May 11, 2017

Bert Haglund’s first big project as an architectural graduate sounds a bit like a studio pitch for an offbeat sitcom. It involves a tiki-lounge theme restaurant on the shores of frozen Lake Minnetonka and a guy known as “Bamboo Bob.” “I remember seeing Nick doing all his research,” Bert says, referring to his first boss—and […]

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