Resourceful techniques have often helped Mitch Aldinger, AIA, LEED AP, create clever solutions to obstacles presented by clients. His creativity, along with his knowledge of construction methods and materials, is used to carry out his design projects in an innovative manner.

Mitch’s portfolio is quite varied, including numerous university projects such as the University Student Union expansion and Daktronics Engineering Hall at South Dakota State University, the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, and School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota, and the Surbeck Center renovation at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. In addition to higher education work, Mitch can also take an old building and give it new life. He has completed several historical restoration, renovation, and adaptive reuse projects since joining the firm in 1997.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

Scott Adams


  • Bachelor of Architecture
    • University of Kansas
  • Kansas City Urban Design Studio
    • Kansas City, MO


  • Registered Architect: South Dakota and Iowa


  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)


  • Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Participant, NCARB Cut Score Study
  • Past President, American Institute of Architects South Dakota
  • Past Chairman, American Institute of Architects South Dakota Continuing Education Committee
  • Past Treasurer, Sioux Falls Architectural Forum


  • Member, South Dakota State Historical Society
  • Student Mentor (since 2018), Lutheran Social Services
  • Member, KU Alumni Association
  • Classroom Volunteer, Mark Twain Elementary School
  • Past Vice President, Preserve South Dakota Board of Directors
  • Past Chairperson, Habitat for Humanity Construction Committee
  • Past Member, City of Sioux Falls Building Board of Appeals
  • Past Advisor, Architectural Explorer’s Post


I have a cookbook collection of 400 and growing.


January 1997