Aberdeen, SD (2020)

Aberdeen’s Citizens Building was in dire straits by 2020, some 110 years after it was built. Luckily, our Friends & Citizens interns were up for the job. We’re helping with improvements now.

In the summer of 2020, three SDSU design students – Meagan Stenzel, Elsie McGuigan, and Becca Woytassek – worked on a multi-story historic renovation on the 200 block of Main Street in Downtown Aberdeen. The Citizens Building had fallen into a state of disrepair in the years leading up to 2020. Friends & Citizens chose to investigate the feasibility of restoring the building to its previous grandeur through construction documents and financial pro-formas.

We’re now in the thick of the Citizens Building renovation thanks in part to the hard work of the summer interns. What with the alignment of names, it felt fitting that this would be Friends & Citizens’ first build.

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