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He’s an art major turned architect who is helping design for the future in Sioux Falls. Meet Chase Kramer, our newest up-and-comer.
Name: Chase Kramer, AIA, LEED GA
Job: Architect at TSP Inc.
Hometown: Sioux Falls
What brought you (back) to Sioux Falls? Sioux Falls and the region seem to weather the economic ebbs and flows better than other regions. Working in an industry that relies on consistent steady growth from clients building new facilities, it made sense to plant my architectural practice roots back in my hometown after leaving for grad school at Iowa State University.
What keeps you in Sioux Falls? A great quality of life, fantastic entertainment amenities for this size of community, an ever-expanding construction industry and design climate that offers the opportunity to always strive for better architecture and design. Also, I hope to leave my own mark on Sioux Falls.
What’s your favorite thing about your job? Seeing drawings and images become real buildings.
You majored in art at Augustana University. What led you into architecture? Augustana actually has a great liberal arts approach to a pre-architecture program that has strong science and math components but is heavily rooted in the arts. I had intended on just going to Augie for three years for pre-architecture and transferring to an institution approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, but I quickly fell in love with the art program and decided to pursue a full major. I minored in psychology and economics.
Describe working at TSP in three words. Rewarding challenges, hourly. 🙂
What’s one business you’d like to see in Sioux Falls that isn’t here now? West Elm. Second choice: Crate & Barrel.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Running across the state and region as the design lead for all types of fantastic building projects with fantastic clients looking for fantastic solutions.
He’s an art major turned architect who is helping design for the future in Sioux Falls. Meet Chase Kramer, our newest Up-and-Comer.