Koch Hazard Architects Wins Two Design Awards

The Law Library rehabilitation project at the South Dakota State Capitol, received an Honor award, and the Jones 421 rehabilitation and addition project received a Merit award.

Law Library and Jones 421/Jones Seed Co. design by Koch Hazard Architects

AIA South Dakota announced its 2018 Design Award winners on September 14 and two Koch Hazard projects were recognized. The Law Library rehabilitation project at the South Dakota State Capitol, received an Honor award, and the Jones 421 rehabilitation and addition project received a Merit award. Both projects were recognized in the built architecture category.

Honor Award | Law Library at the South Dakota State Capitol

Renovations over the past half-century clouded the character and history of the South Dakota State Capitol Law Library. Pragmatic updates had been made for heating and cooling, lighting and regular updates to finishes to refresh the smoky patina from years of indoor pipe and cigar smoking. Non-original furniture, floor and window coverings had also been added. The Law Library restoration included historic light fixture replacement, restoration of original frieze, stenciling and decorative painting, new window coverings, and related mechanical and electrical upgrades.

The Law Library project was designed by Stacey McMahan.

For more information and photography on the restoration project, CLICK HERE.

Merit Award | Jones 421

Jones 421, a mixed-use project, is an Architect-developed project and the first of its kind in Sioux Falls hosting a retail ‘market’ space on the street level, and 32 condominiums located on the 2nd through 4th floors ranging in size from 690 s.f. one-bedroom units to 3,500 s.f. for the penthouse unit. Renovations retain much of its industrial character exposing concrete walls, columns and beams, as well as some of the leftover graffiti on the 2nd and 3rd floor condominium walls. An adjacent building burned to the ground where the new courtyard offers privately owned public space to enhance the growing downtown live/work environment.

The Jones 421 project was designed by Jeff Hazard.

CLICK HERE for more information on the project.

20 projects were submitted and five projects received awards. Every year AIA South Dakota acknowledges exceptional design by inviting a nationally recognized firm to jury the work of South Dakota Architects. The awards were judged by John Ronan, FAIA, founding principal of John Ronan Architects in Chicago.

AIA South Dakota is a non-profit organization made up of architects, future architects and partners in design and construction industries. To view all the winners and other service awards give out that evening, CLICK HERE.