SD GF&P Outdoor Campus Exterior Renovation

SD GF&P Outdoor Campus Exterior Renovation


Sioux Falls, SD

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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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Project Goal #1

Restore the watertightness of the existing 17,600 sf structure

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Project Goal #2

Use materials that reflected the surrounding natural environment

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Project Goal #3

Use maintenance-free materials

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Project Goal #4

Create a more noticeable image for the existing structure

Project Features

  • Lap-siding utilized to portray traditional wood-like image
  • Fiber-cement material was employed for the lap-siding for its maintenance-free attributes
  • Color was employed to create more excitement and personality to the existing structure’s image

Services Provided

  • Conceptual Design
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration

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