By Leah Vanden Bosch
The exposed, skeleton structure, original brick walls, and clean interior lines of the Sioux Falls Design Center have you unconsciously thinking about design before the topic is even brought up. Located in the historic Boyce Greeley Building in Downtown Sioux Falls, the SFDC was founded in 2012 by Koch Hazard Architects, a local group of professionals who saw a need for something of its kind. The overall purpose of the space is to support local design, while the opportunities to do so are fluid and endless.
The SFDC works with a handful of sponsors; in return for their financial support, each sponsor has access the space as they desire. The gallery wall allows for the room to be transformed into an art exhibit, the chairs provided can be set up into a meeting or classroom format, and the white, dry-erase wall is utilized as a screen for conferences via Skype.
“It doesn’t seem like it exists in the real world – a place where designers can come to just hangout and create, but it does exist, and it’s right here in Sioux Falls,” said SFDC director Kellen Boice.
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