Locke Earns NCIDQ Certification

Locke has been with Koch Hazard Architects since 2016.

Erica Locke with Koch Hazard Architects

Erica Locke recently became an NCIDQ Certified designer. She is 1-of-29 NCIDQ Certified designers in the state of the South Dakota. “We are very happy to congratulate Erica on receiving her NCIDQ Certification,” said Keith Thompson, Koch Hazard Architects Vice President. “This certification highlights her commitment to the profession and continuing education, and she will be an even greater asset to our team going forward.”

NCIDQ is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession. Professional interior designers who possess the NCIDQ Certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree.

Locke has been with Koch Hazard Architects since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science, Interior Design & Marketing from Middle Tennessee State University. Locke has worked on a wide variety of projects including: 32nd and Ellis Sanford Clinic, Pierre Field House, 212 N. Main Rehabilitation, Vermillion Chamber Development Office and Lincoln Hall on the South Dakota State University campus. She is an active member of SDID (South Dakota Interior Designers). She and her husband David, a Landscape Architect with Stockwell, have three children Ella (10), Lincoln (5) and Noelle (2).

Koch Hazard Architects has been assisting clients in attaining their visions for over 57 years. The firm focuses its energies and expertise on architecture, planning and interior design. Koch Hazard has pioneered sustainable facility design in the state of South Dakota, designing the first LEED Gold, LEED Platinum renovation and new building projects, along with 15 other LEED projects at various levels of certification. Over the past 20 years, Koch Hazard has won more than half of the state’s design awards granted annually by AIA South Dakota.