First State Agency Moves In To One-Stop BuildingAugust 26, 2022
South Dakota Lottery is the first agency to set up shop in the new state One-Stop Building. Lottery employees moved in last week and as of Monday, August 29, their new office is now open to the public 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. By the end of September, the 100,000-square-foot building will hold seven state agencies in total: Department of Social Services, Department of Health, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, and Bureau of Human Resources, as well as the Department of Revenue.
As Rapid City’s one-stop shop for state government services, the name of the new state building says it all. Up until now, the seven state agencies have officed in various locations throughout the city. In early 2020, the State of South Dakota selected Dream Design to design, build, and lease the One-Stop to provide better and more convenient service to the public.
“Whether it’s someone who receives economic assistance, a person who is collecting their lottery winnings, or a child who is removed from a dangerous situation, the One-Stop will allow us to provide better service to the people of Rapid City,” said Scott Bollinger, Commissioner of the Bureau of Administration.
Now that it’s completed, the One-Stop located at 221 Mall Drive between the Rushmore Mall and Lowe’s looks more like a building on a college campus than a government facility.
The One-Stop includes special tailored features based on input from state agency leaders: large exam rooms for the Department of Health, a garage and laundry facilities for Child Protective Services, large public meeting rooms for any department’s use, a hoteling station for the Department of Revenue, and a patio where state employees can gather.
The best part? According to Mike Stanley, Dream Design’s Director of Planning, it’s the amount of natural light. The building is H-shaped and has 217 large windows that provide natural light for all of the collaborative work areas and cubicles.
“Dream Design is grateful for those who do the day-to-day work of state government, and we’re honored to be a part of this project which will provide a more enjoyable work experience for our public servants,” said Mike. “They deserve nothing less.”