Mentoring Talent at South Dakota State University

October 15, 2015

Imagine walking through your downtown, 20 or 30 years from now, and finding a Grand Prix-style raceway, a space port, or even a “quantum levitation reclamation system” built in for the site’s evolution throughout the next several decades. Those are just some of the urban community ideas from student architects in South Dakota State University’s new Architecture program. TSP team members Paul Boerboom and Chase Kramer joined Architecture Department faculty and colleagues from area firms for the late October progress review of students’ work. The current studio for sixth-year students focuses on site development, which is a curriculum requirement for new university programs seeking approval from the National Architecture Accrediting Board. TSP is a founding supporter of SDSU Architecture, the first program of its kind in the state. In addition to mentoring through design reviews, TSP sponsors both an architecture scholarship and a summer fellowship in the name of our founder, Harold T. Spitznagel.

SDSU Arch - October 2015 Project Review Feature Photo

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TSP is a fast-paced, full-service design firm that successfully integrates architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning. Since 1930, TSP has been discovering facility design solutions that truly match the vision and mission of our clients. Our collaborative approach explores opportunities, addresses concerns, and defines design to achieve goals that create a balance between function and form. TSP is passionate about design and even more passionate about our clients. The firm serves clients throughout the Midwest, with offices in Marshalltown, Iowa; Marshall, Minnetonka, and Rochester, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; Rapid City and Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Sheridan, Wyo.