About

CO-OP Architecture is a design, planning, and interiors firm dedicated to better architecture in our own backyard.

We were born in 2012, on the first of June. We started in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls.  Rapid City came along in 2018.  We’re a group of South Dakotans (and a dash of Minnesotans)  with a shared vision that have added talented friends along the way and now we’re around 25 strong. Our goal is to be the premiere design shop in the Midwest.

The name “CO-OP” is a tribute to the cooperation and collaboration that happens in rural communities. Our firm designs all manner of architecture, save for single family homes and multi-family/developer stuff.  We don’t really do that.  But we do schools, churches, offices, civic, public, historic, and the like. We also do interior design and master planning. We once did a 1/3 scale pirate ship. We don’t do pirate ships anymore. We want to help define South Dakota architecture and design our cities and towns to make life better.  And try to do it with ingenuity and good cheer.

Aaron Ashley
Project Manager

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Ali Kummer
Architectural Associate

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Anthony Dyk
Architectural Associate / Model Shop Manager

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Buffy King
Architectural Associate

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Cassie Pospishil
Architectural Associate

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Christin Wiebe
Project Technician

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Cory Bleyenburg
Project Director

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Jared Carda
Associate Principal Architect

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Jason Kann
Project Architect

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Josh Blohowiak
Project Technician

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Justin VanMaanen
Project Manager

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Kathy Gillette
Human Resources & Business Support

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Kendra Hage
Architectural Associate

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Kody Schochenmaier
Architectural Associate

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Kyle Raph
Principal Architect

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Levi Pfeil
Project Architect

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Molly Veire
Interior Designer

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Nikki Van Hill
Senior Interior Designer

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Spencer Sommers
Design Architect

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Stacia Willems
Controller

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Tessa Klarenbeek
Interior Designer

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Thomas Hurlbert
Principal Architect

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Tom Oster
Planner

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Wild Bill Hickock
Wiener Dog

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We’re always looking for talented people to join our team, if you’re interested click here and tell us about yourself.