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Conference Venue 

NCBDS 38 will be hosted by the School of Design, Architecture and Art (SODAA) in Downtown Fargo. All conference sessions, meals, and will be held on the Downtown Campus of NDSU, such as Barry Hall, Klai Hall and Renaissance Hall. The keynote presentation will take place in Louise S. Barry Auditorium in Barry Hall and the registration and final reception will happen at the Plain Arts Museum Downtown Fargo. 


The Fargo Downtown area has several established and new hotels. Room blocks have been reserved at both the Jasper Hotel (built in 2021 by SOM) and the Radisson Blu Fargo. Both hotels are within walkable distance from the School of Design, Architecture and Art and could provide affordable rooms for conference attendees. The Jasper Hotel has 125 rooms, and the Radisson Blu Fargo has 151 rooms. 

Both hotels are also within a 10-minute walking distance from Renaissance Hall, Klai Hall and Barry Hall as well as the Plains Art Museum. In addition, a large variety of restaurants, pastry and coffee shops, bars are all located in a convenient and walkable distance to the conference venues and the hotels. 

Radisson Blu Fargo

201 5th St N, Fargo, ND 58102 

(701) 232-7363

You can also reserve Radisson Blu Fargo with following ways:

Go to , enter the appropriate dates, select “promotional code” in the promotional code drop-down menu and enter NDSTAR in the fillable field.


Call the Radisson Blu Fargo directly at (701) 232-7363 and ask to book in the NDSU Architecture & Landscape Architecture Room Block.


The Fargo airport (Hector International Airport) serves the following airlines: Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier and United. These airlines provide non-stop flights to the following major cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando and Phoenix-Mesa. The location of Hector International Airport is approximately 8-minute drive by car to/from the downtown Fargo conference venue. Upon request a driver from Radisson Blu Fargo will pick you up from the airport. 

Informational Links 

City of Fargo, North Dakota: 

Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Guide: 

Additional Activities 

There will be a guided tour of some historic and contemporary buildings in Fargo, including: the Jasper Hotel; Renaissance Hall; the Plains Arts Museum; and the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. 

Downtown Fargo Historic District is a historic district in Fargo in North Dakota that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1983. This listing includes 88 contributing buildings in an area of 60 acres (24 hectares) as well as late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century Revivals architecture, Modern architecture, and late Victorian architecture. 

Block 9 and Jasper Hotel

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Block 9 and Jasper Hotel, 215 Broadway, Fargo, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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Winnipeg (drive 4 hours north) 2014, architect Antoine Predock, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Hjemkomst Cultural Center with Stave Church

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This local culture and heritage center opened in 1985 and serves as a home to a Gokstad Vikingship replica and also a Hopperstad Stave Church replica from Vik, Norway.

International Peace Garden

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The International Peace Garden is a 3.65-square-mile park located adjacent to the International Peace Garden Border Crossing between Manitoba, Canada and North Dakota, United States.

Itasca State Park and headwaters of the Mississippi River

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This is the second oldest State Park in the country. Established in 1891. Ozawindib and Schoolcraft, 36750 Main Park Drive, Park Rapids, MN (drive east 1 hr. 45 min.)

Maltese Cross Cabin

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The Maltese Cross Cabin is a cabin used by Theodore Roosevelt, before he was President. The cabin is currently located at the visitor center at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, just outside the town of Medora, North Dakota.

Medora the City and the Musical

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Festival and musical revue produced each summer at the open-air Burning Hills Amphitheater in Medora, ND (drive west 4 hr. 30 min.)

Microsoft Corporation

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Microsoft Corporation, 3900 Great Plains Dr. South, Fargo, designed by Julie Snow

NDSU A. Glenn Hill Center

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NDSU A. Glenn Hill Center, designed by BWBR with Architect of Record Zerr Berg

North Dakota State Capitol Bismarck

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Government campus (drive west 2 hr. 45 min.) Art Deco 1934, Architect: Joseph Bell DeRemer with others, 600 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND

Northern Pacific Railway Depot

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This building is a former railway station in Fargo, North Dakota. Built in 1898. Architect: Cass Gilbert, 701 Main Ave, Fargo, ND

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site

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OscarZero (including November-33) is an underground Atomic Missile Facility in Cooperstown, ND, activated 1966, 555 113 1/2 Ave NE, Cooperstown, ND (drive west 1 hr. 30 min.)

Sheyenne National Grassland

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Sheyenne National Grassland – USDA Forest Service (45 minutes from Fargo)

St John’s Abbey

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St John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, designed by Marcel Breuer (2 hrs from Fargo)

St. John’s Episcopal Church

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St. John’s Episcopal Church, 120 8th St. S, Moorhead, Minnesota, design by Cass Gilbert

Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex and Nekoma Pyramid

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Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex and Nekoma Pyramid is a Missile Site Radar. This radar was once armed with 16 anti-ballistic missile Sprint including 30 Spartan missiles.

The Black Building

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Designed by Lang, Raugland & Lewis; Minneapolis, Braseth & Houkom, Fargo. Art Deco 1930. 114 Broadway N., Fargo, North Dakota

The Fargo Theater

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The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theater downtown Fargo from 1926. Architecture firms: Liebenberg and Kaplan, Buechner, Orth

The Ford Building

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This factory was completed in 1915 and designed in the Chicago School style by architect John Graham. The building is located on 505 N Broadway Dr, Fargo, ND

The Masonic Block

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This building is also known as Dakota Business College or Watkins Block and was built in 1884. Designed by Fargo architects Daniels & Proctor

The University of Mary, Bismarck

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The University of Mary, Bismarck (drive west 2 hr. 45 min.) designed / constructed 1956–1968, Marcel Breuer with others. 7520 University Dr. Bismarck, ND

The deLendrecie’s Department Store

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This was a department store located on 620 thru 624 Main Avenue in Fargo. Built 1894 and 1904 by architects McMillen & Tenbusch; Andrew J. O`Shea

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library

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Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library site in Medora. Proposal by Snøhetta (4 ½ hrs from Fargo)

the Enchanted Highway

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the Enchanted Highway by artist Gary Greff