South Dakota State developed a comprehensive plan for new and revitalized buildings to accommodate the dramatic growth in enrollment and research activity.
Anderson Plaza at the South Dakota Art Museum — The plaza provides a picturesque outdoor area for one of the top attractions on campus.
Architecture, Engineering and Mathematics Building — An integral piece of the SDSU engineering quadrant will be in place with a four-level addition to the east of historic Solberg Hall. The new building will accommodate the needs of Mechanical Engineering, the growing Statistics and Computational Sciences program, and the new Architecture program.
Avera Health and Science Center — The 144,600-squarefoot home to the College of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemisty will serve more than 50 percent of SDSU students on campus and increase the university’s research capabilities in health sciences. The project requires $18.8 million in private gifts. The Avera Health and Science Center was formally dedicated on September 9, 2010.
Beef Cattle Innovation Complex SDSU aspires for national prominence with a pre-eminent program in the applied science of beef cattle production. This program will provide undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on training, research opportunities, and enhanced learning experiences. Two facilities will serve as core components of the Beef Innovation Complex: a new cow/calf unit and an expanded research feedlot.
Campus Space and Gateways — Projects to provide a positive first impression of campus will include defined campus entrances, public art, and campus green spaces.
Dairy Manufacturing Plant — This addition will include state-of-the art innovation technology designed by industry partners. The renovated and expanded dairy plant will provide modern teaching and research facilities essential to meet the scientific and new talent demands of the rapidly growing dairy industry in South Dakota, the region, and the nation.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building — The building provides modern teaching and research space for the college.
Faye Tyler Wade Food Laboratory — The laboratory has created state-of-the-art, multi-functional work space for teaching, cooking, dining, and entertaining.
Hobo Day Gallery — The year-round home to the 1912 Model-T Bummobile and homecoming memorabilia will provide visible space to properly acknowledge Hobo Day traditions and memories. The university will celebrate its 100th Hobo Day in 2012.
Honors College Residence Hall — In the fall of 2013, SDSU will open its first Honors College Residence Hall. The Residence Hall will bring together SDSU students’ academic and residential experiences in an integrated, dynamic way. Residents will enjoy living near fellow Honors students who share their desire for academic excellence and who know when and how to have fun. The Hall will be home to a seamlessly integrated academic and co-curricular experience that includes innovative spaces for classes, workshops, seminars, colloquia, social and enriching educational experiences.
Indoor Practice and Human Performance Center — The Indoor Practice Center is designed to accommodate outdoor sports programs and provide athletes a year-round training venue for all sports.
McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center — The 9,350-square-foot facility will further enhance educational and programmatic activities at McCrory Gardens and the South Dakota State Arboretum. The facility will include a gift shop and space to host educational and social events. Construction will begin in fall 2010.
Outdoor Learning Laboratory at the Fishback Center for Early Childhood Development – The outdoor playground provides an environment to stimulate the imaginations of students who attend pre-school and kindergarten and a training ground for SDSU’s early childhood education majors.
Performing Arts Center, Phase II — An addition to the Performing Arts Center will become home to the Music Department, as well as a large 250-seat recital hall. The facility also will boast an 850-seat proscenium theater, capable of hosting the university’s major stage productions.
Seed Technology Laboratory — The Seed Technology Laboratory is a cornerstone to the research, teaching, extension outreach, and technical service capabilities in seed and crop science, technology, and biotechnology. Located at the SDSU Innovation Campus, the only university-affiliated research park in the state, the facility was formally dedicated on September 18, 2010.
Swine Unit Enhancement The SDSU Swine Unit has played an integral role in exposing students from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and surrounding states to real-world swine industry teaching and research experiences. In preparation for the opportunities ahead, efforts are under way to enhance the facilities to reflect modern pig production.
Yeager Hall Media Center — The estate of longtime benefactors Anson and Ada May Yeager provided the leadership gift to create a state-of-the-art media center to train students and serve as a primary production and communications facility for campus use.