The siding and roof of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls 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. Banner's architectural design team was charged with maintaining the original design intent—use natural materials for a visual connection with the outdoor environment—and adding more character to the existing structure. The design team targeted project goals of minimizing maintenance requirements as well.
The design concept devoloped to meet these challenges consisted of lap siding composed of a durable cement-fiber material that would similate a typical wood application with substantially less maintenance. Three-dimensional laminated shingles were used to mimic wood shakes. Roof overhang and rake trim enhanced the architectural character of the structure's multiple gabled-ends, and selective use of color enhanced the existing structure’s overall presence. Construction included replacing all instances of rotting wood with new materials, including several window installations.
Project Goal #1
Restore the watertightness of the existing 17,600 sq. ft. structure
Project Goal #2
Use materials that reflected the surrounding natural environment
Project Goal #3
Use maintenance-free materials
Project Goal #4
Create a more noticeable image for the existing structure
- 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
- Conceptual Design
- Construction Documents
- Construction Administration