Catherine Dekkenga


Catherine Dekkenga, AIA, LEED Green Associate, has been a part of the Architecture Incorporated family nearly her entire life. She is actively involved in the LEED registration process for many of the firm’s projects. She also assists in the creation and development of 3D-rendered models, both on screen and via the firm’s 3D printer. She works closely with the rest of the team, our consultants and the project owner to design spaces that meet, and often exceed, client expectations.

Creativity is intelligence having fun.



  • Masters of Architecture — Iowa State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy — Iowa State University


  • Registered Architect: Iowa
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate


  • Member, South Dakota American Institute of Architects 
  • Member, Architecture for Humanity Sioux Falls Chapter
  • Faculty Search Committee, SDSU Department of Architecture


  • Advisor to/Member of Emerging Professional Network Committee — AIA South Dakota (2012-Present)
  • Member, Convention Committee — AIA South Dakota (2013-Present)
  • Board Member and Finance Committee, Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation
  • Board Member, South Dakota American Diabetes Association (SD Tour de Cure)
  • Chair, Citizen Advisory Committee for Urbanized Development Commission (UDC) of the South Eastern Council of Governments (SECOG) 
  • Member, Young Professionals Network — Sioux Falls Chapter
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement
  • Past Treasurer, John Harris Elementary PTA 
  • Member, Patrick Henry Middle School PTA
  • Past Mentor, Interior Design Thesis Professional at SDSU 
  • Soccer coach and volunteer, DASC 
  • Sioux Empire Volunteer Fair Team Leader & Volunteer, Sioux Falls Help!Line
  • Past Chairman, Fellows Elementary State Fair Raffle Fundraising
  • Secretary, Tuthill Park Homeowners Association
  • Member, Sioux Falls Rotary