South Dakota sculptor and engineering firm recognized
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A South Dakota sculptor and structural engineering firm have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects.
Dale Lamphere and Albertson Engineering will be honored later this year as the Champion of Architecture honorees by the American Institute of Architects South Dakota.
Albertson Engineering worked with Lamphere on creating the “Dignity” sculpture that stands over Chamberlain as well as the “Arc of Dreams” that spans the Big Sioux River in downtown Sioux Falls.
Lamphere became South Dakota’s Artist Laureate in 2015, and has created more than 60 public monuments across the nation in his 47-year career. He says he draws inspiration from the land and people of the prairie and the mountain environment where he lives and often incorporates innovative use of new materials and technologies into his evocative and elegant sculptures.
Lamphere is the recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Arts for Creative Achievement, the past president of South Dakotans for the Arts and a director on the board of Arts SD. He was inducted into South Dakota Hall of Fame in 1987 and received the Anna Hyatt Huntington Award from the American Artists Professional League in New York.
Albertson Engineering, with offices in Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Winner, provides structural engineering services for a range of projects, including typical commercial repairs, expansion work on the Rapid City Civic Center and outside-the-box anti-terrorism solutions for the Ellsworth Air Force Base housing.