Joel Freeson Carico : Architect
Rapid City  SD
The building was built in 1886 and the facade is a listed historic landmark.  This project included a complete facade restoration and interior remodel.  The facade project was done in conjunction with the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) and an historic facade study previously produced by Geiger Architecture.  The interior was deemed no longer of historic interest by state and federal agencies and was redesigned to accommodate a retail space (trading post), studio spaces for Lakota and other Native American artists, and corporate office space.  Several second floor interior walls and doors, including the walls of an unusual curved hallway, were retained and restored.  The existing four foot underfloor space was excavated to provide a full basement with eight foot ceilings, requiring considerable creative structural engineering and coordination.

To see more of this project please visit the Geiger Architecture website using this link and click on the second project in the thumbnails on the left: Prairie Edge