SDS Architects: Announces new leadership

SDS Architects, Inc. is proud to announce that Dale Poynter has been selected as the new President of SDS Architects. The Board of Directors met on Monday, August 13th, and voted him into his new position.

A graduate from the University of Illinois, Poynter became a member of the SDS team in 1989 working hard to establish himself amongst his peers. In 1998, Poynter became partial owner, and become a Principal in 2004. During his 23 years with SDS, Dale was the architect responsible for numerous projects, his most notably including: Northstar Middle School, Laskers Jewelers, Markquart Toyota in Lake Hallie, the Chippewa County Courthouse and LEC Additions, Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Learning Resource Center, and Commons renovations, the Chamber of Commerce building, Trinity Lutheran Church Additions/Remodeling, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire’s Schofield Hall Renovation, and McPhee Remodeling, the Eau Claire County Jail Exterior Design and Courthouse/LEC Remodeling, Volume One’s new World Headquarters and Local store, and is currently working on the New Bloomer Elementary School.

SDS is excited for this new era in their history and is looking forward to Poynter’s leadership.


About SDS Architects Inc.

Founded in 1953, SDS Architects specializes in design and planning of educational, industrial, commercial, recreational, religious, and government facilities. SDS is experienced in sustainable design solutions and the LEED process. Recent SDS projects include an 83,000 S.F. cluster-style residence hall addition at UW-River Falls (seeking LEED NC Silver), remodeling of the Chippewa Valley Technical College Learning Center and the Student Commons located at the Clairemont Campus’ Business Education Center, and remodeling of the University Transfer Center on the Nicolet Area Technical College Lake Julia Campus. For more information, go to

Media Contact: Laura Eysnogle, Project Coordinator / SDS Architects Inc / 715.852.2570 / [email protected]