Architecture

Choco Latte Coffee and Handmade Candy Shop
Brookings, SD

Opening their doors in 2011, the Choco Latte Coffee and Handmade Candy Shop was a delectable new addition to the Brookings community. Banner provided interior design services for the project. Reflecting the warm, rich colors found in the delicious coffees and treats, the interior design provides patrons an overall sensation of the senses through taste, smell and sight. The design features a custom fireplace with brickwork accents, café as well as lounge seating, and a convenient drive-thru.

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Camelot Intermediate School
Brookings, SD

Located adjacent to a City park on the south side of Brookings, the 92,000 sf Camelot Intermediate School addressed the district’s increasing student population. The intermediate school is intended to create a transition from the structured elementary learning environment to the more independent educational atmosphere of a middle school. By utilizing extensive daylighting and a "pod" oriented layout the structure creates an environment truly conducive to learning. Construction on the facility began in March of 2008 and the new school opened its doors for the start of the school year on August 19, 2009. Four additional classrooms were added in 2014 to accommodate the growing student population.

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Madison Aquatic Center
Madison, SD

Madison's ad hoc pool planning committee desired an outdoor aquatic facility that would be unique to the region. The services of Banner and Water Technology, Inc. were commissioned for design and construction phase of this new facility. The zero depth entry area includes umbrella shades, geysers and other water play features. The leisure pool area includes an otter slide and a lily pad water walk. There is also a lap pool with a one meter diving board. A water slide complex contains a 22.4 foot tall tower and a 184 foot long slide with a run out. The pool is surrounded by a concrete deck which is then framed by grass and landscaped areas and includes multiple ‘party’ pads for relaxation and celebrations. The entire complex is surrounded by a chain link fence. The new pool house facility is comprised of three main zones. These include administration, bath house and pool mechanical areas. 

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First Assembly of God Fellowship Hall Renovation
Sioux Falls, SD

The leaders of 1st Assembly of God Church in Sioux Falls desired a fellowship hall that was inviting, comfortable and modern and would include a more functional coffee bar to serve their parish community and to serve as a means to raise funds for their mission work. Banner provided a complete redesign of the 2,200 SF interior which included removing walls, renovations of the restrooms to allow for ADA compliance and the replacement of all ceilings and lighting.

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Scheels IcePlex
Sioux Falls, SD

The Scheels IcePlex was a highly anticipated skating facility for Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. Owned and operated by the Ice Sports Association (ISA), this facility replaced two existing single ice sheet facilities in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Falls Ice & Rec Center was used full-time and was also the practice facility for the Sioux Falls Stampede. The Fairgrounds rink was utilized during peak hockey season. Both of these facilities lacked programming space, poor ice and air quality, were not energy efficient and had outlived their time. However, the key feature these two buildings could not provide, even with costly upgrades, was more ice time for practicing and game scheduling, along with a sense of home team pride when playing their opponents. With hundreds of youth hockey and figure skating participants in the Sioux Falls Area, ISA was formed to create a facility that would encompass all ice sports under one roof and be large enough to support practices and games alike.

The Scheels IcePlex is a 100,000 sf building utilizing 11 acres at the north end of the 62 acre Sanford Sports Complex. The facility has 3 ice rinks, 12 locker rooms (4 locker rooms for each rink), figure skating clubhouse and a multitude of accessory spaces including ice resurfacer rooms, offices, concessions, reception area, ice skate sharpening room and meeting/party room. Also included in the facility is a clubhouse suite for the Sioux Falls Stampede and an ice training room for the Sanford “Power” program.

Spectator seating was designed to allow for main level seating on two of the rinks, and mezzanine level viewing on all three rinks. The Feature rink provides fixed seating on both sides of the rink for approximately 1,000 people. The Feature rink utilizes precast stadia plank fixed seating for the home team side, and aluminum bleachers for the “away” side and also for the secondary rink. Another 300 spaces are provided through standing room only along mezzanine railings and flexible table seating along the mezzanine walls.

The ice rinks were designed using two separate systems, a sand base rink floor system and a concrete base rink floor system. The sand base has significantly less upfront construction cost but does not allow the flexibility of a concrete base floor system (use without ice sheet). The decision was made to go with two sand floors and one concrete floor. The sand base systems will keep the ice on for a majority of the year, if not the entire year. The concrete base floor will be able to be utilized during warm months for training camps and other activities and will be the last floor to be covered with ice based on programming needs.

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SDSU Farmhouse Fraternity
Brookings, SD

Farmhouse Fraternity had outgrown their previous residence and determined that a new structure was necessary due to increasing member numbers. The new structure is approximately twice the size of its predecessor and encloses a total of 14,000 square feet. It houses 48 student residents and includes two-man bedrooms, an enlarged kitchen with a walk-in freezer, a dining room, a library, study rooms, and group study rooms. Through the use of elegant materials, design features, and socially driven building layout, the building creates a warm and inviting space for the Fraternity.

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Larson Nature Center
Brookings, SD

The Larson Nature Center, nestled in the Dakota Nature Park, utilizes a heavy timber framing system and extensive views to the outdoors creating a space seemingly integral with the park setting. The structure allows for year-round use and includes a three season room for small gatherings, restrooms, large exhibit space with a natural wood-burning fireplace, equipment rental storage, and large classroom. Through the use of organic materials, textures and colors the project successfully emphasizes the calming effect of the natural environment and creates a central "hub" for the 160 acre park.

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SD GF&P Outdoor Campus Exterior Renovation
Sioux Falls, SD

The siding and roof of the Outdoor Campus had badly deterorated since its original construction and were in need of replacement.  Weather and woodpeckers had been especially hard on the existing wood siding.  The architectural design team was charged with maintaining the original design intent; the use of natural materials for a visual connection with the outdoor environment. The design team was gived two additional tasks:

  • Add more character to the the existing structure
  • Minimize maintenance

The design concept devoloped to meet these challenges consisted of lap siding to similate a typical wood application but instead composed of a cement fiber material for durability and prefinished to eliminate maintenance.  Three dimensional laminated shingles were used to mimic wood shakes.  Installation of roof overhang and rake trim enhanced the architectural character of the structure's multiple gabled-ends and strategic use of color enhanced the existing structure’s overall presence. Over the course of construction several instances of rotting wood were found including several windows, all of which were replaced. 


 

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