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.
You can also reserve Radisson Blu Fargo with following ways:
Go to www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-fargo , 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.
City of Fargo, North Dakota: https://fargond.gov
Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Guide: https://www.fargomoorhead.org/request-free-visitors-guide/
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 HotelLean more on Google Map
Block 9 and Jasper Hotel, 215 Broadway, Fargo, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Canadian Museum for Human RightsLean more on Google Map
Winnipeg (drive 4 hours north) 2014, architect Antoine Predock, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Hjemkomst Cultural Center with Stave ChurchLean more on Google Map
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 GardenLean more on Google Map
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 RiverLean more on Google Map
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 CabinLean more on Google Map
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 MusicalLean more on Google Map
Festival and musical revue produced each summer at the open-air Burning Hills Amphitheater in Medora, ND (drive west 4 hr. 30 min.)
Microsoft CorporationLean more on Google Map
Microsoft Corporation, 3900 Great Plains Dr. South, Fargo, designed by Julie Snow
NDSU A. Glenn Hill CenterLean more on Google Map
NDSU A. Glenn Hill Center, designed by BWBR with Architect of Record Zerr Berg
North Dakota State Capitol BismarckLean more on Google Map
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 DepotLean more on Google Map
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 SiteLean more on Google Map
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 GrasslandLean more on Google Map
Sheyenne National Grassland – USDA Forest Service (45 minutes from Fargo)
St John’s AbbeyLean more on Google Map
St John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, designed by Marcel Breuer (2 hrs from Fargo)
St. John’s Episcopal ChurchLean more on Google Map
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 120 8th St. S, Moorhead, Minnesota, design by Cass Gilbert
Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex and Nekoma PyramidLean more on Google Map
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 BuildingLean more on Google Map
Designed by Lang, Raugland & Lewis; Minneapolis, Braseth & Houkom, Fargo. Art Deco 1930. 114 Broadway N., Fargo, North Dakota
The Fargo TheaterLean more on Google Map
The Fargo Theatre is an art deco movie theater downtown Fargo from 1926. Architecture firms: Liebenberg and Kaplan, Buechner, Orth
The Ford BuildingLean more on Google Map
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 BlockLean more on Google Map
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, BismarckLean more on Google Map
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 StoreLean more on Google Map
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 LibraryLean more on Google Map
Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library site in Medora. Proposal by Snøhetta (4 ½ hrs from Fargo)
the Enchanted HighwayLean more on Google Map
the Enchanted Highway by artist Gary Greff