Eagle Bull Blazes Trail In Architecture

Sep 12, 2018
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 12, 2018 Show 420 Hour 1

Tammy Eagle Bull is the first Native American woman in the United States to become a licensed architect. 

An Oglala Lakota Nation member who was raised in Aberdeen, Eagle Bull gives the keynote lecture, "Sovereignty Through Design," Thursday at the Annual Institute of Architects South Dakota convention.

Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past / Mead Building

Dec 5, 2016

The current home of Yankton's Cultural Education Center opened in 1909 as the women's receiving hospital at what was known at the time as the Dakota Hospital for the Insane. The building now bears the name of the hospital superintendent who had it built, Dr. Leonard Mead. Laura Beall of Yankton joins Dakota Midday for this week's Images of the Past feature as we explore the intersection between mental health and architecture.

Mead Building Progress Pictures

Jun 3, 2014

The historic Mead Building was at one time the center of activity at the South Dakota Human Services Center. Replaced by modern facilities, the building fell into disrepair and was essentially abandoned. An effort to re-purpose the building  is underway. SDPB toured the site in August of 2013 and again in May of 2014.

Photos of the building are available on SDPB's Flickr photo site at