National Music Museum Wins AIA South Dakota Design Award

Koch Hazard Architects won a Merit Award in Architecture for its addition and renovation of the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. Koch Hazard Architects worked with Schwartz/Silver Architects of Boston on the project. After more than two decades […]

The Steel District Breaks Ground

Construction began on The Steel District on August 18, 2021 in downtown Sioux Falls. Koch Hazard Architects is working on the office building, hotel and convention center (with ESG Architects), and parking ramp (with Walker Consultants). One Historical Day, Lloyd […]

2021 People’s Choice Award: South Dakota Veterans Cemetery

The South Dakota Veterans Cemetery project won the 2021 People‚Äôs Choice Award at the AIA South Dakota Convention. The cemetery is the first federally funded, state-owned and operated, cemetery for veterans built on a 60-acre property in northeastern Sioux Falls. […]

The beginning of Koch Hazard Architects

Forward originally written by Ralph Koch, Koch Hazard founder, for Plain Design: Architecture on the Northern Plains (2011). I graduated from the University of Nebraska with an architectural degree in 1951. After spending two years in the Army, I joined […]

Back to School: Ben Reifel Middle School

Ben Reifel Middle School Project Page Written by: Keith Thompson This article originally appeared on the Blueprint South Dakota blog on August 26, 2021. The newest middle school in Sioux Falls is set to welcome students on August 26th, serving […]

Augustana University Breaks Ground on Housing Projects

Augustana University broke ground on several housing projects in May, beginning their commitment to students and reshaping the look and feel of campus. Koch Hazard Architects developed the design for Bergsaker Hall and will begin working on the design for […]

Inform + Function

Historically, our greatest reminders of human achievement in design come on a grand scale. We think about hulking, timeless stone structures. We remember architectural giants whose works are still the standard. And we marvel at massive stadiums that house our […]

Children’s Inn Breaks Ground on New Facility

–Keep up with the building progress by accessing the live feed HERE. — Children’s Inn, a program of Children’s Home Society South Dakota, broke ground on a 48,000 s.f., 96-bed new facility on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The new facility, […]

Koch Hazard Adds Talented New Staff

Koch Hazard Architects is excited to announce that we have strategically added to our team over the last six months. Michelle Rippentrop, NCIDQ, joined Koch Hazard Architects in February as the Director of Interior Design. Michelle has over 12 years […]