TSP, Inc. is among firms to receive a design award during the annual conference of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Dakota.
TSP won a Merit Award in Architecture for the American Indian Student Center at South Dakota State University.
The American Indian Student Center weaves Native American culture with the needs of a traditional campus building. The interiors celebrate the dichotomy of sacred and profane with juxtaposition of fire and water, earth, and sky, while the exterior takes visitors on an abstracted journey across the landscape of the South Dakota.
South Dakota State University’s Wokini Initiative provides cultural programming, services, and advocacy to support American Indian students. The American Indian Student Center provides the physical environment and amenities to support the expansion of American Indian student services and programs. The American Indian Student Center is a prominent addition to the SDSU campus and highlights the significance of the Wokini Initiative.