New Sioux Falls Design Center to ‘give creatives an outlet’
A mockup of what the new Sioux Falls Design Center will look like.
Sioux Falls will soon have a new place for creatives to gather to collaborate and find inspiration. With a goal to "inform and engage the public on the function and impact of design in our community and daily lives," the Sioux Falls Design Center (SFDC) hopes to be a place for creatives to learn and grow.
The new space is located downtown Sioux Falls and is slated to open at the beginning of the summer. It will be an all-around creative environment, complete with a long wall of sliding doors clad with reclaimed slate chalkboards, another wall painted with dry erase whiteboard material and a ceiling cloud of detachable canvases. It will also have rotating exhibitions, a small library section and areas for presentations and meetings.
Partners and sponsors of the Sioux Falls Design Center will be able to use the space for meetings, video conferencing, events, workshops, work days and creative thinking.
"The design center will give creatives an outlet, a way to display their work and also get assistance and critique for what they are doing," SFDC events coordinator Brooke Orcutt said. "SFDC will really be a place where creatives come together to share their craft."
Jeff Hazard of Koch Hazard Architects in Sioux Falls is the man behind the vision for the Sioux Falls Design Center. Koch Hazard is currently leasing the space, in addition to providing the design and construction funding.
Although designers may get the most practical use out of the space, the Sioux Falls Design Center is not a place for just designers. With changing exhibitions, events and other design-related activities, SFDC is keeping the general public as its main target. The mission of the Design Center is to cultivate an overall movement for great design in the Sioux Falls area.
Credits: Photo from siouxfallsdesigncenter.org