- 2012 Unauthorized Design - West Side FlatsCharrette
- 2012 AIA Saint Paul Prize winner: Mark Stankey, Assoc. AIA, Target Corporation
- 2013 Annual St. Paul Heritage Preservation Awards Reception.
Tom Nelson, a principal with Ironton Asset Fund. (Photo: Matt M. Johnson)
2013 AIA Saint Paul Annual Holiday Party
Annual holiday party Friday, December 13
Social Hour starts at 6:30pm and Dinner at 7:30pm
University Club of Saint Paul
Start a new Tradition - Enjoy the snow dusted views of Saint Paul while sitting beside a softly crackling fire celebrating the holiday season with colleagues and friends. $40 per person - Click here for the registration form. RSVP with meal selections to Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 6
Rochester Board Meeting, Tour & Happy Hour
The July Board meeting on July 16 at Armon Architecture in Rochester was followed by a happy hour the Tap House. Thank you to everyone who attended!
2013 Unauthorized Design Charrette
The MACY's Downtown design charrette was a great event. What's Next? Watch here for more information.
2013 Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Award
The Heritage Preservation Commission of the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects co-sponsored the twenty-third annual Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards to recognize projects, individuals and organizations that enhance and celebrate Saint Paul’s cultural resources.
The 2013 St. Paul Heritage Preservation Awards recipients include:
- Organization: Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave.
- Stewardship: Dwight and Clara Watson House, 402 Hall Ave.
- Stewardship: Church of the Assumption, 51 W. Seventh St.
- Professional: Bob Hengelfelt and Luiz Vinholi
- Rehabilitation: Ward 6 Food & Drink, 858 Payne Ave.
- Adaptive reuse: C&E Lofts, 2402 W. University Ave.
Click here to download the article in Finance & Commerce.
To learn more about the award or to watch the reception video, go to
2012 Saint Paul Prize
The Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA St. Paul) is pleased to announce that Mark Stankey, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, of Target Corporation, was awarded first place and $1,200 for the 2012 St. Paul Prize design competition.
This year’s St. Paul Prize challenge was to design a pavilion for St. Paul’s Landmark Plaza, creating a multi-functional facility to support outdoor events such as art and food fairs, bike races, concerts, festivals, ice rink, and street dances. The pavilion needed to accommodate a performance stage, warming house, skate rental, concessions, and ticket sales.The design competition was open to emerging architectural professionals that have graduated with a Masters of Architecture Degree or a Bachelors Degree with an architectural emphasis in the last seven years. First place and $1,200 was awarded to Mark Stankey, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, of Target Corporation, Minneapolis. Two honorable mentions and $250 each were awarded to Jessie Zeien, Assoc. AIA, Hammel, Green & Abrahamson, Inc., Minneapolis, and the team of Tyler Whitehead, Assoc. AIA, and Jeffrey Pauling, Assoc. AIA, of Cuningham Group Architecture, Minneapolis. Click here for more information and press release.
2012 AIA Saint Paul Annual Meeting
On October 16, at the Minnesota Boat Club, Raspberry Island, Downtown Saint Paul members witnessed a year in review, enjoedy lunch with friends, and heard Lorrie Louder, Director of Business at the Saint Paul Port Authority, speak about an in-depth study compiled by Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School. The study drilled down into the strengths and opportunities of industrial development in Saint Paul and the greater Metro.
2012 Unauthorized Design Event - West Side Flats
The charette on June 2, 2012, focused on the West Side Flats Riverfront area which is home to multiple proposals and soon be the subject of an official site plan RFP. Participates took the opportunity to lend their ‘unofficial’ voice to kick-start the vision and voice possibilities for a 21st Century Model of a working riverfront. The charette included short background presentations, great networking, and pure design time.
2012 Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards
The 2012 awards were presented at an evening event as part of a month-long celebration during National Preservation Month on May 15, 2012. To watch a video of the event click here. Download the press release here.
AIA Saint Paul Food for Thought Program: 2012
Was on April 10, at the Landmark Center in St Paul. It told the whole story of Videotect, Architecture Minnesota’s (AM)popular annual video competition. AM Editor Chris Hudson and Videotect winners: PeteMikelson, AIA, of BWBR and Jim Tucker, AIA, of Target, presented a behind-the-scenes description of this dynamic public-outreach endeavor.
AIA Saint Paul's Unauthorized Design
The AIA Saint Paul Chapter hosted the 2011 Unauthorized Design Competition on June 4 at the old West Publishing Building. This year, AIA Saint Paul selected the Ramsey County Jail in downtown St. Paul as the focus for this annual charrette.
UA Information (PDF)
AIA 150, Approaching the Central Corridor Block by Block
In this community service project, the architects of the AIA Saint Paul chapter have volunteered their time and talents to engage the public, local government officials and other professionals in an exploration of the challenges and opportunities surrounding the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) project currently in the planning stages in the Twin Cities.
Local architects have initiated and continue to facilitate a series of design workshops to study the potential impact of light rail on the neighborhoods along the proposed route, and to share how local decisions can maximize the benefit of light rail to area businesses and neighborhoods.
View the results of these 12 workshops (14-pg PDF)
The AIA Saint Paul has leadership opportunities available. If you want to spark up your resume' and join a great group of people planning the events for architects, consider becoming a leader or participating in a committee, charrette or other event. See the Chapter Committee page, contact the committee chair or staff liaison for more information, or fill out and return the 2010 Member Profile. For events, please contact the organizer or board member to get more information.
AIA Saint Paul and AIA Minneapolis CDes Scholarships
Every year, scholarships sponsored by AIA Saint Paul and AIA Minneapolis are given to students at the University of Minnesota's College of Design, School of Architecture (C Des). Four recipients have been chosen for this year. Learn more about the scholarships and who the 2008 winners are.
2011 AIA Saint Paul Prize
The winners were introduced by Mike Meehan, AIA, President of AIA Saint Paul, at the chapter holiday party on Friday, December 9. $1200 went to the first prize winner, Cole Johnson, Associate AIA. The team of Isaac Bros and James Moody received an Honorable Mention prize, as did Joseph Hang, Associate AIA. Congratulations all! Click here for more information.
Unauthorized Design Charrette
The Unauthorized Design Charrette gives the profession an opportunity to influence public debate about what to build. This is our opportunity to showcase the talents of architects by being seen in public creating and re-creating solutions for people who generally have little idea how design happens. There are no age or experience requirements. Teams must include at least one AIA Minnesota member from any chapter. Offices have used Unauthorized Design to build team spirit and friends have re-connected through the charrette. Please contact Eric Lagerquist for additional information.