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April 19, 2014
11th Annual Home of the Month Selections
AIA Minnesota is pleased to announce the 13 homes selected for the 2013-2014 program.


February 26, 2014
American Institute of Architects Elevate Four AIA Minnesota Architects to the College of Fellows
The 2014 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated four AIA Minnesota members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.


February 12, 2014
AIA Minnesota Announces Recipients for 2014 Architect of Distinction Award & 2014 Emerging Talent Award
AIA Minnesota is pleased to announce recipients for two annual AIA Minnesota residential architect awards.


January 6, 2014
28th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota’s (AIA Minnesota) Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on issues of affordable housing in Minnesota, will host its 28th Search For Shelter Design Charrette during the weekend of February 7-9, 2014, at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.


December 11, 2013
AIA Saint Paul Chapter Announces Design Competition Results
The Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA St. Paul) is pleased to announce that Jesse Zeien, AIA, of HGA, was awarded first place and $1,200 for the 2013 St. Paul Prize design competition.


November 14, 2013
AIA Minnesota Announces Nine Honor Award Recipients
Nine Honor Awards were announced at the 79th AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, on Thursday November 14. The jury, consisting of principals from three nationally recognized architects firms, reviewed 66 honor awards submissions, all from Minnesota architectural firms. The Honor Awards were reviewed within five categories: Architecture, Interiors, Restoration & Renovation, Urban Design and Master Planning, and Small Project.


October 18, 2013
AIA Minnesota Recognizes Paul C.N. Mellblom, AIA, as 2013 Louis Lundgren Award Recipient
Paul C. N. Mellblom, AIA, principal at MSR Minneapolis, is the recipient of the AIA Minnesota 2013 Louis Lundgren Award.


September 27, 2013
AIA Minnesota Announces Five 2013 AIA Minnesota Special Award Recipients
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) announces five 2013 AIA Minnesota Special Award recipients: the Building Restoration Corporation; Tony Mancuso, St. Louis County Property Management; Charlene Roise, Hess Roise & Company; Katherine Solomonson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, School of Architecture; and Lucy Thompson, City of Saint Paul.


September 4, 2013
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. Receives 2013 AIA Minnesota Firm Award
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) is pleased to recognize Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. (Cuningham Group®) with its 2013 Firm Award. Given biennially, this prestigious award recognizes firms that have contributed to the advancement of the profession in the areas of technology, service, and design.


August 29, 2013
AIA Minnesota Announces 2013 25-Year Award Recipient Land O’ Lakes Corporate Headquarters
AIA Minneapolis is proud to announce that Land O’ Lakes Corporate Headquarters, designed by Architectural Alliance, is the recipient of the 2013 AIA Minnesota 25-Year Award. Project team members include: Dennis LaFrance, AIA; John Lackens, FAIA, Ron May, Lynda Lujan, David Solomon, Gretchen Wesenberg, Charles Sandvig, Paul Ashley, Rex Crook, Craig Johnson, and Bob Stoltz.


August 21, 2013
Inspire??Lead??Deliver at the 79th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention & Product Exposition
The 79th annual American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) Convention & Product Exposition will take place Tuesday, November 12 through Friday, November 15, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.


June 27, 2013
Excellence Beyond Design Shown in 2013 AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards
The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) awarded four Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building.


June 26, 2013
2013 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards
The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and Preserve Minneapolis announce the recipients of this year's preservation awards.


June 20, 2013
AIA Minnesota Announces Five 2013 Young Architect Award Recipients
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota’s Committee on Design selected the following recipients for the 2013 Young Architects Award (photos above L to R): Eric Amel, AIA, (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.); Meghan Kell Cornell, AIA (Kell Architects); Meredith Hayes Gordon, AIA, (Perkins+Will); Ryan Kronzer, AIA, (Metropolitan Council — Southwest Light Rail Transit Project); and David O’Brien Wagner, AIA (SALA Architects).


June 14, 2013
American Institute of Architects Elevate Three AIA Minnesota Architects to the College of Fellows
The new Fellows elevated from AIA Minnesota are (photo above left to right): Stephen A. Fiskum, FAIA, Hammel Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA); Mic Johnson, FAIA, Architecture Field Office; and Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, VJAA.


May 16, 2013
LHB, Inc. and Aeon Receive the 2013 Affordable Housing Design Award for the Renaissance Box
At a reception held on Wednesday, May 15, AIA Minnesota and the McKnight Foundation announced that the architectural firm, LHB, Inc., and their community partner, Aeon, received the 2013 Affordable Housing Design Award for the Renaissance Box project located in Saint Paul.


March 27, 2013
2013 Architect of Distinction & Emerging Talent Award Recipients
AIA Minnesota is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the annual Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent of the Year Awards.


March 12, 2013
2013 Affordable Housing Design Award - CFE
AIA Minnesota reminds architects and affordable housing agencies and developers to submit their entry for the second annual Affordable Housing Design Award. They may download the submission form at http://www.aia-mn.org. The submission deadline is Noon CDT on Friday, March 29.


December 17, 2012
AIA Saint Paul Chapter Announces 2012 St. Paul Prize Recipient
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.


December 12, 2012
Architecture Minnesota Wins Three Gold Awards for Publishing Excellence
Architecture Minnesota, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, won three 2012 Minnesota Publishing Excellence Gold Awards in the “general interest under 60,000 circulation” category from the Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association for the following: • Overall Excellence • Overall Design • How-To Article for “Guide to Working with an Architect”


December 12, 2012
Architecture Minnesota Wins Three Gold Awards for Publishing Excellence



November 9, 2012
AIA Minnesota 2012 Honor Awards Recipients
Eight honor awards were announced at the 78th AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, on Thursday November 8.


October 29, 2012
2012 Convention Media Release
We Invite the Media to learn about speakers, events, book-signings, award announcements, and to tour the exhibit hall! Enter the Minneapolis Convention Center at Lobby D and ask for Mary Larkin, Communications Director, at Registration to receive a Media Pass and Media folder. (Email larkin@aia-mn.org prior to the event to have a packet ready for you upon arrival.)


September 11, 2012
2012 25-Year Award Recipient Our Lady of Grace Parish
Our Lady of Grace Parish in Edina, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, is the recipient of the prestigious 2012 AIA Minnesota 25-Year Award. Project team members include: Principal, Curt Green, FAIA; Project Designer, Theodore Butler, FAIA; and Project Manager, John Justus, AIA.


September 10, 2012
78th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention & Product Exposition
The 78th annual American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) Convention & Product Exposition will take place Tuesday, November 6 through Friday, November 9, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.


September 6, 2012
AIA Minnesota Gold Medal Recipient Announced
Craig Rafferty, FAIA, is AIA Minnesota’s 2012 Gold Medal recipient. The Gold Medal is AIA Minnesota’s highest award bestowed on an individual member. It serves as recognition for a lifetime of distinguished achievement and significant contributions to architecture.


August 29, 2012
AIA Minnesota 2012 Louis Lundgren Award Recipient Announced
Douglas D. Pierce, AIA, Senior Associate at Perkins & Will Minneapolis, is the recipient of the AIA Minnesota 2012 Louis Lundgren Award. The AIA Minnesota Louis Lundgren Award recognizes individuals for their dedication to the profession of architecture through their volunteer activities in our communities and the AIA. AIA Minnesota’s Committee on Design selected Douglas D. Pierce because they consider his volunteerism to be exemplary.


August 28, 2012
2012 AIA Minnesota Special Award Recipients Announced
AIA Minnesota announces three 2012 AIA Minnesota Special Award recipients: Poul Bertelsen, AIA Associate International; J. Drake Hamilton; and Michael Pilla. Through its annual Special Awards program, AIA Minnesota seeks to encourage, stimulate, and recognize exceptional contributions that improve the quality of our physical environment made by individuals and organizations who are outside of the architectural profession. AIA Minnesota recognizes these contributions because architecture is a collaborative effort that relies on the talents and commitment of many individuals working together to achieve common goals.


August 16, 2012
AIA Minnesota and the McKnight Foundation Announce that Cermak Rhoades Architects Receives the Affordable Housing Design Award for the Higher Ground Homeless Shelter
At a reception held at the McKnight Foundation on Wednesday, August 15, AIA Minnesota and the McKnight Foundation announced that Cermak Rhoades Architects, architects for the Higher Ground — Homeless Shelter & Permanent Housing Project, located at 165 Glenwood Avenue N. in Minneapolis, was selected as the 2012 AIA Minnesota/ McKnight Foundation Affordable Housing Design Award Recipient.


August 1, 2012
2012 Young Architect Awards Recipients
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Committee on Design has selected the following recipients for the 2012 Young Architects Awards (photos above L to R): Daniel J Green, AIA, LEED AP (Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, Inc.); Todd Grover, AIA (MacDonald & Mack Architects, Ltd.); Jeff Mandyck, AIA (Cuningham Group); Erin M.S. McKiel AIA, LEED AP BD+C (BWBR); and Malini Srivastava, AIA (Salema Architect). These recipients will be recognized at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Celebration on Friday, November 30, 2012, at the International Market Square.


June 22, 2012
AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards
Excellence Beyond Design


May 1, 2012
2012 RAVE Awards Winners
Five residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects were selected for the 2012 Residential Architects Vision & Excellence (RAVE) Awards.


April 20, 2012
2012 Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Fellowship
Andrew Weyenberg, AIA, winner of the 2012 Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Fellowship.


April 3, 2012
2012 Home of the Month Selections
10th Annual Home of the Month Selections Reflect Diverse, Local Architectural Talent


February 16, 2012
American Institute of Architects Elevate Three local Architects to the College of Fellows
The 2012 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated three AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession....


February 2, 2012
Architecture Minnesota’s Videotect Competition Turns the Camera on Sustainable Transportation
Videotect 2, Architecture Minnesota magazine’s second annual video competition, speeds up this winter with the unveiling of the entries on architecturemn.com for online voting (February 1—10) and a high-energy screening event at the Walker Art Center Cinema (March 1). The highly creative videos, all 30 to 120 seconds in length, present a point of view on transportation choices, their impact on the environment and human health, and the role that design can play in enhancing them.


November 7, 2011
AIA Minnesota Announces Special Award Recipients
AIA Minnesota announces it’s 2011 Special Award recipients. The Special Award seeks to encourage, stimulate and recognize exceptional contributions of individuals and organizations outside of the architectural profession that improve the quality of our physical environment. Because architecture is a collaborative effort, it relies on the talents and commitment of many individuals


November 7, 2011
AIA Minnesota Announces Louis Lundgren Recipient
Doug Westby, AIA is the recipient of the AIA Minnesota 2011 Louis Lundgren Award. This award recognizes individuals for their dedication to the profession of architecture through their volunteer activities in our communities and with the AIA. AIA Minnesota’s Committee on Design considered Westby’s volunteerism


September 23, 2011
Architects Frame Their Future at the 77th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention, November 8-11, 2011
The 77th annual American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) Convention will take place Tuesday, November 8 — Friday, November 11, 2011, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 1,500 people are projected to attend — 1,100 attending programs and the exhibitions, while another 400 will just visit the exhibit hall, which hosts over 200 companies as well as a variety of exhibits.


September 6, 2011
MacDonald & Mack Architects Receives AIA Minnesota’s Firm Award
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) is pleased to recognize MacDonald and Mack Architects, Ltd. with its 2011 Firm Award. Given biennially, this prestigious award is presented to firms that have contributed to the advancement of the profession in the areas of technology, service and design.


August 4, 2011
AIA Northern Minnesota Architects to Host Roundtable Discussion with Congressman Cravaack
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northern Minnesota will be hosting 8th District U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack in a roundtable discussion with its members on Monday, August 8th, at 4:00 p.m.


July 7, 2011
Homeowners in North Minneapolis are Offered Design Assistance to Rebuild Their Homes
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minneapolis and AIA Minnesota have launched an initiative called “Rebuilding it Right” to assist north Minneapolis homeowners impacted by the recent tornado. Its mission is to organize the architecture and allied professions to advocate for quality and architecturally appropriate design for homes devastated by the May 22 tornado in north Minneapolis by partnering with non-profits, coordinating with city officials, collaborating with contractors and vendors and providing design/architectural assistance to homeowners.


June 21, 2011
Architecture Minnesota Magazine Launches an All-new architecturemn.com
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of AIA Minnesota, has launched an all-new web site that contains a digital preview of each issue, a regularly updated blog and an array of original videos showing the subjects of Architecture Minnesota articles‎designed spaces and the people who create and inhabit them‎in motion.


June 14, 2011
AIA Minnesota Announces 2011 25-Year Award
The Lake Harriet Band Shell, designed by Bentz/Thompson/ Rietow, is the recipient of the prestigious 2011 AIA Minnesota 25-Year Award. Project team members include, Milo Thompson, FAIA, Frederick Bentz, AIA and Robert Rietow, AIA.


June 7, 2011
AIA Minnesota Announces 2011 Young Architect Award Recipients
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Committee on Design has selected Maureen Ness Colburn, AIA (LHB), and Rebecca Krull Kraling, AIA (HGA Architects & Engineers) as recipients of 2011 Young Architects Award.


June 1, 2011
Excellence Beyond Design Shown in AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards
AIA Minneapolis Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) awarded four Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building.


April 29, 2011
At Home in Architecture Minnesota
Architecture Minnesota, focuses its May/June 2011 issue on architecture in homes. Our annual residential issue coverage opens with three homes that are recipients of the 2010 AIA Minnesota Honor Award. Following are three more residential projects in Roseville, Mendota Heights, and Apple Valley, showcasing energy efficiency and low environmental impact.


April 7, 2011
RAVE Awards Acknowledge Residential Architects’ Vision & Excellence
Five residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects have been selected for this year’s Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards.


March 21, 2011
Selections for Ninth Annual Home of the Month Represent Range of AIA Minnesota Architects’ Work
The ninth annual Home of the Month program, a cooperative venture of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) and the Star Tribune newspaper, announced their selection for monthly features on Wednesday, March 16 at an event at International Market Square. The selections will will by published on the first Sunday of each month, May 2011 — April 2012, in the Homes section.


March 3, 2011
AIA Minnesota Announces Two Architects Elevated to Fellowship at the National Level
The 2011 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, D. C., elevated 104 AIA members, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. New fellows included in this group are AIA Minnesota’s Lawrence Gleason, FAIA, Cost, Planning & Management International, Inc. (CPMI), Eagan, MN; and Charles Liddy, FAIA, Miller Dunwiddie Architecture, Minneapolis, MN.


February 9, 2011
AIA Minnesota’s Annual Lake Superior Design Retreat Offers Perspectives from National Design Leaders
The 23rd annual Lake Superior Design Retreat (LSDR) will take place at Fitgers Inn, Duluth, Minnesota, on February 25 and 26, 2011. More than 120 architects and non-architects alike attending this year will once again have the chance to retreat and be enlightened.


February 2, 2011
Non-Profit Organizations to Receive Design Assistance at 25th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette, February 11-13Non-Profit Organizations to Receive Design Assistance at 25th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette, February 11-13
The AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on affordable housing, will be hosting its annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette February 11-13, 2011. On average, six to eight projects are chosen each year and over 50 volunteers participate.


January 28, 2011
AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home Magazine Announce the 2011 Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent Award for Residential Architecture
AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home are pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of the annual Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent of the Year Awards. The architecture honors attracted high quality submissions from some of the top talents practicing architecture in Minnesota. The jury awarded the Architect of Distinction honor to Julie Snow, FAIA, Julie Snow Architects, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota. Meghan Kell Cornell, AIA, Kell Architects, St. Paul, Minnesota, was recognized as the Emerging Talent of the Year.


January 10, 2011
Architecture Minnesota is Back on Campus
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its January/February 2011 issue on collegiate architecture. Architecture Minnesota takes you through six engaging and extremely sustainable institutions of higher learning.


December 28, 2010
AIA Saint Paul’s St. Paul Prize Competition Awards Designs for a Park Land Amphitheater within a Regional Park
The Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA St. Paul) announced the results of its annual St. Paul Prize design competition on December 10, 2010. This year’s competition program included the design of a Park Land Amphitheater within a regional park for use for educational programs and entertainment events.


November 9, 2010
Architecture Minnesota Wins Four Awards for Publishing Excellence
Architecture Minnesota, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, won four awards in 2010 from the Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association’s prestigious Minnesota Publishing Excellence Awards: a Gold Award for Best Feature Article in the category of General Interest, Under 60,000 Circulation, for Minnesota Modernisms (Nov/Dec 2009); a Gold Award for Best Regular Column in the category of General Interest, Under 60,000 Circulation for Conundra; a Silver Award for Best Single Cover in the category of General Interest, Under 60,000 Circulation (Nov/Dec 2009); and Bronze Award for Overall Excellence in the category of General Interest.


November 8, 2010
AIA Minnesota Announces Twelve Honor Award Winners
Twelve honor awards were announced at the 76th AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, held Tuesday, November 2 through Friday, November 5, 2010. The jury, consisting of three nationally recognized architects from out-of-state firms, reviewed the 69 honor award project submissions from Minnesota architectural firms.


October 27, 2010
Architecture Minnesota Uncovers Divine Design
Architecture Minnesota focuses its November/December 2010 issue on sacred spaces. Only once in the past decade has an issue of Architecture Minnesota focused on this type of architecture. Read about this inspirational group of new and rejuvenated spaces from a Christian church, a Hindu temple, a Buddhist temple, an interfaith house of prayer and a Unitarian church. Four of the six spaces are in Minnesota (the other two are in Arkansas and Iowa) and all of them were designed by AIA Minnesota firms.


September 13, 2010
Architects Go Beyond Convention at the 76th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention, November 2-5, 2010
The 76th annual AIA Minnesota Convention will take place Tuesday, November 2 — Friday, November 5, 2010, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 1,500 people are projected to attend — 1,100 attending programs and the exhibitions, while another 400 will just visit the exhibit hall, which hosts over 200 companies as well as a variety of exhibits.


September 8, 2010
Architecture Minnesota Rises to the Creative Class
Architecture Minnesota (AM), the bimonthly magazine of AIA Minnesota, focuses its September/October 2010 issue on creative work environments. The coolest workspaces in town seem to be dominated by advertising agencies and architecture firms. AM takes you through four stunning workspaces that might make you a little jealous of the people who work there.


September 3, 2010
AIA Minnesota’s Mark Swenson, FAIA, is Appointed AIA North Central States Regional Director
AIA Minnesota is pleased to announce that Mark Swenson, FAIA, has been appointed as the next AIA North Central States Regional Director. Swenson has served as President and Board Member of BRW and for ESG Architects for more than 20 years as well as on the AIA Minnesota Board of Directors from 2001-2007. As a firm principal at ESG Architects’, he has built a highly respected practice that received the 2007 AIA Minnesota Firm Award.


August 25, 2010
AIA Minnesota Announces 2010 Young Architect Award Recipients
The AIA Minnesota Committee on Design has selected Tim Bicknell, AIA (Ellerbe Becket, Inc., an AECOM Company), Tony Layne, AIA (Perkins+Will), Alissa Pier, AIA (A.D.L.Pier Design, Inc.), and Sean Wagner, AIA (MS&R) as recipients of 2010 Young Architects Award.


August 25, 2010
AIA Minnesota Announces 2010 25-Year Award
The Willow Lake Laboratory of the HB Fuller Company, designed by HGA Architects & Engineers, is the recipient of the prestigious 2010 AIA Minnesota 25-Year Award. Project team members include, Bill Anderson, Kurt Dale, Loren Ahles, AIA, Joe Desrossier, Robert Slaight, John Panian, Harry Wilcox and Gary Hall.


July 6, 2010
Summer in the City from Architecture Minnesota
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of AIA Minnesota, focuses its July/August 2010 issue on summer in the city. With the long awaited arrival of the Twins’ new outdoor baseball stadium, Minneapolis and the Warehouse District are forever changed for the better.


June 23, 2010
Fourteen AIA Minnesota Architects Complete the Inaugural Leadership FORUM
AIA Minnesota recognized 14 individuals who completed the inaugural Leadership FORUM program at a reception on June 15 at Ellerbe Becket, an AECOM company, in downtown Minneapolis. Over 40 people involved in the program attended, including members of the FORUM Advisory Board, the Minnesota Architectural Foundation, guest speakers and content instructors for the FORUM, firm principals who served as candidate sponsors and the program graduates.


June 15, 2010
Edward Kodet, Jr., FAIA, is AIA Minnesota’s 2010 Gold Medalist
Edward Kodet, Jr., FAIA, will be awarded the 2010 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal, AIA Minnesota’s highest award bestowed on an individual member. It serves as recognition for a lifetime of distinguished achievement and significant contributions to architecture.


June 7, 2010
Excellence Beyond Design Shown in AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards
The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) awarded four Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building. Unique in its approach to creating a jury, these awards encompass the views of business professionals, real estate developers, community advocates, and academic leaders as well as architects.


April 21, 2010
Sustainability & Style in Architecture Minnesota
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its May/June 2010 issue on sustainability and style. Our annual residential issue coverage opens with a tour of three new lakeside homes that manage to be both architecturally adventurous and reserved.


April 16, 2010
The Minnesota Architectural Foundation Announces Winner of 2010 Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Fellowship
The Minnesota Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce Laura Cayere-King, Assoc. AIA, as the winner of the 2010 Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Fellowship. The purpose of the competition is to provide young architects the opportunity to advance their education in architecture by pursuing foreign or domestic travel-study. To assist in their education, $10,000 is awarded to the winner.


April 14, 2010
RAVE Awards Acknowledge Residential Architects’ Vision & Excellence
Five residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects have been selected for this year’s Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards. The RAVE program, in its seventh year, was created by AIA Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine to recognize excellence in residential design and raise awareness of the benefits of using an architect.


April 5, 2010
Selections for Eighth Annual Home of the Month Represent Range of AIA Minnesota Architects’ Work
The eighth annual Home of the Month program, a cooperative venture of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) and the Star Tribune newspaper, announced their selection for monthly features on Wednesday, March 24 at an event at International Market Square. The selections will will by published on the first Sunday of each month, May 2010 — April 2011, in the Homes section.


March 1, 2010
AIA Minnesota Announces Five Architects Elevated to Fellowship at the National Level
The 2010 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, D. C., elevated 134 AIA members, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. New fellows included in this group are AIA Minnesota’s Richard Carter, FAIA, William Conway, FAIA, Richard Gilyard, FAIA, Joan Soranno, FAIA and John Waugh, FAIA.


February 3, 2010
Non-Profit Organizations to Receive Design Assistance at 24th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette, February 12-14
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on affordable housing, will be hosting its annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette February 12-14, 2010. On average, six to eight projects are chosen each year and over 50 volunteers participate.


December 22, 2009
Architecture Minnesota goes to College
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its January/February 2010 issue on collegiate architecture. Architecture Minnesota takes you through five collegiate projects; with exciting new additions and stunning historic renovations.


November 20, 2009
AIA Minnesota Announces 2009 Honor Awards
Nine honor awards were announced at the 75th AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, held Tuesday, November 10, through Friday, November 13, 2009. The jury, consisting of three nationally recognized architects from out-of-state firms, reviewed the 93 Honor Award submissions from Minnesota architecture firms.


November 6, 2009
Local Volunteer Organizations Connect with Architects at the Launch of “Citizen Architect” at the AIA Minnesota Convention
In the current economy, volunteer organizations have an even greater need for services and volunteers. AIA Minnesota plans to use its annual convention and exhibit hall that attracts 1,500 people, as a platform to tell attendees the stories of these volunteer organizations and gain new volunteers for them. This new concept being launched, “Citizen Architect,” aims to connect architects to their community through encouraging and recognizing volunteer efforts and raising awareness among volunteer organizations that architects are an available, reliable and knowledgeable volunteer resource for them.


October 22, 2009
Seventy-five Years Strong in 2009, the Annual AIA Minnesota Convention Sustains its Success
For the 75th consecutive year, AIA Minnesota will host its convention. “Sustaining a successful large-scale convention of this kind is no minor feat,” says AIA Minnesota Executive Vice President Beverly Hauschild-Baron, Hon. AIA. And she should know, she’s lead over 30 of AIA Minnesota’s conventions. She credits the format used to create the convention and strong member involvement in the planning as critical key elements.


October 15, 2009
Architects Converge and Emerge at the 75th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention, November 10-13, 2009
The 75th annual AIA Minnesota Convention will take place Tuesday, November 10 — Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 1,500 people are projected to attend — 1,100 attending programs and the exhibitions, while another 400 will just visit the exhibit hall, which hosts over 200 companies as well as a variety of exhibits.


September 25, 2009
AIA Minnesota Announces 2009 Special Award Recipients
AIA Minnesota announces it’s 2009 Special Award recipients. The Special Award seeks to encourage, stimulate and recognize exceptional contributions of individuals and organizations outside of the architectural profession that improve the quality of our physical environment.


August 24, 2009
VJAA Receives AIA Minnesota’s Firm Award
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) is pleased to recognize VJAA with its Firm Award for 2009. Given biennially, this prestigious award is presented to firms that have contributed to the advancement of the profession in the areas of technology, service and design.


August 10, 2009
Architecture Minnesota’s Interior Dialogue
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of AIA Minnesota, focuses its September/October 2009 issue on interior spaces. The coverage on this topic opens a conversation about the unique collaboration between architects and their clients.


August 10, 2009
AIA Minnesota Announces 2009 25-Year Award
The Itasca in Minneapolis, MN, designed by John Cuningham, FAIA, and John Quiter, AIA, of Cuningham Group Architecture, is the recipient of the prestigious 2009 AIA Minnesota 25-Year Award.


June 30, 2009
Excellence Beyond Design Shown in AIA Minneapolis Merit Awar
AIA Minneapolis awarded five Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building. Unique in its approach to creating a jury, these awards encompass the views of business professionals, real estate developers, community advocates, and academic leaders as well as architects.


June 19, 2009
AIA Minnesota Announces 2009 Young Architect Award Recipients
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Committee on Design has selected Rosemary Dolata, AIA (AEON), Steven Dwyer, AIA (HGA), Ali Heshmati, AIA (Laboratory for Environments, Architecture and Design, Inc.), and Nathan Johnson, AIA (4RM+ULA, LLP) as recipients of 2009 Young Architects Award.


June 17, 2009
Two Minnesota Architectural Foundation Scholarships Awarded Matching Grants from AIA National
The Thomas F. Ellerbe and Clarence Wigington Minority Scholarship sponsored by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation have recently received a matching grant of $3,150 from the AIA National Component. This joint award between AIA National, AIA MN and the Minnesota Architectural Foundation and will distribute four scholarships totaling $17,150.


May 21, 2009
Minneapolis Announces Preservation Awards
The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and Preserve Minneapolis announce the recipients of this year’s preservation awards. The partners honor exemplary projects, individuals, and community organizations that celebrate and enhance the heritage and historic character of Minneapolis.


April 15, 2009
RAVE Awards Acknowledge Residential Architects’ Vision & Excellence
Nine residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects have been selected for this year’s Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards. The RAVE program, in its sixth year, was created by AIA Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine to recognize excellence in residential design and raise awareness of the benefits of using an architect.


March 24, 2009
Selections for Seventh Annual Home of the Month Represent Range of AIA Minnesota Architects’ Work
The seventh annual Home of the Month program, a cooperative venture of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) and the Star Tribune newspaper, announced their selection for monthly features on Wednesday, March 18 at an event at International Market Square. The selections will will by published on the first weekend of each month, May 2009 — April 2010, in the Homes section.


March 3, 2009
AIA Minnesota Announces Four Architects Elevated to Fellowship at the National Level
The 2009 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, D. C., elevated 112 AIA members, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. New fellows included in this group are AIA Minnesota’s John Cook, FAIA, HGA Architects and Engineers, David Graham, FAIA, ESG Architects, John Klockeman, FAIA, and Linda McCracken-Hunt, FAIA, Studio Five Architects, Inc.


February 12, 2009
AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home Magazine Announce the 2009 Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent Award for Residential Architecture
AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home are pleased to announce the 2009 recipients of the annual Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent of the Year Awards. The architecture honors attracted high quality submissions from some of the top talents practicing architecture in Minnesota. The jury awarded the Architect of Distinction honor to Tim Alt, AIA, Altus Architecture + Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kerrik Wessel, AIA, Wessel Design, Roseville, Minnesota, was recognized as the Emerging Talent of the Year. AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home created the award program to recognize both promising and established careers dedicated to excellence in the design of single-family homes.


February 11, 2009
AIA Minnesota’s Search for Shelter Weekend-Long Design Effort Helps Four Local Non-Profits
AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on affordable housing, hosted its 22nd Annual Search for Shelter Design Charrette on January 23-25, 2009. This year, thirty volunteers worked for over twenty hours each on four projects benefiting local non-profit organizations.


February 2, 2009
The American Institute of Architects Announces Matthew Kreilich, AIA and Michael Schellin, AIA, as Recipients of 2009 AIA Young Architects Award
AIA National has selected Matthew Kreilich, AIA, Julie Snow Architects, Minneapolis, MN, and Michael Schellin, AIA, Kodet Architectural Group, Minneapolis, MN, along with only six others nationally, as outstanding architects to receive the 2009 Young Architects Award for leadership in design and service to the profession of architecture.


December 29, 2008
A Taste of Northern Hospitality in Architecture Minnesota
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its January/February issue on northern hospitality including three boutique hotels by Minnesota architects. Featured are two iconic but run-down 1920s-era towers that are transformed into unforgettable suites and one warm and comforting hotel in Duluth that has a landmark flavor.


December 16, 2008
St. Paul Prize Competition Awards Designs for a Modular Bicycle Shed in an Effort to Encourage Bicycle Use
The Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA St. Paul) awarded first place prizes on December 11, 2008, for its annual St. Paul Prize design competition. This design competition is open to AIA Minnesota Associate members with less than seven years of post-graduation experience.


December 2, 2008
AIA Minnesota Recognizes Louis Lundgren Award Recipients
John Cuningham, FAIA, and Michael Schrock, AIA, are the 2008 recipients of the Louis Lundgren Award. This award recognizes individuals for their dedication to the profession of architecture through their volunteer activities in our communities and with the AIA. AIA Minnesota’s Committee on Design considered both recipients’ volunteerism to be exemplary.


December 2, 2008
AIA Minnesota Announces 2008 Special Award Recipients
AIA Minnesota announces it’s 2008 Special Award recipients. The Special Award seeks to encourage, stimulate and recognize exceptional contributions of individuals and organizations outside of the architectural profession that improve the quality of our physical environment. Because architecture is a collaborative effort, it relies on the talents and commitment of many individuals working together to achieve a common goal.


November 18, 2008
AIA Minnesota Announces 2008 Honor Awards
Eleven honor awards were announced at the 74th AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, held Tuesday, November 11 through Friday, November 14, 2008. The jury, consisting of three nationally recognized architects from out-of-state firms, reviewed the 104 honor award project submissions from Minnesota architectural firms.


November 5, 2008
Voices and Vision at the 74th Annual AIA Minnesota Convention
The 74th annual AIA Minnesota Convention will take place Tuesday, November 11 — Friday, November 14, 2008, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over two thousand people are projected to attend — 1,600 attending programs and the exhibitions, while another 500 will just visit the exhibit hall, which hosts over 250 companies as well as a variety of exhibits. The programs, centered around the theme Voices with Vision, encourages architects to envision the future and carry a voice by leading the discussion and shaping responses to global change.


October 16, 2008
Architecture Minnesota Travels Around the World
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its November/December issue exploring abroad including four amazing projects around the world by Minnesota architects. Featured is the distinctively modern, eco-friendly Hostler Center at the American University of Beirut along with a gleaming new cancer in South Korea that embraces technology, landscape, and a family-oriented culture.


September 4, 2008
The Curtains Rise for Architecture Minnesota
Architecture Minnesota focuses its September/October issue on the Great Indoors, including five projects highlighted ranging in building style and type. Featured is an ultra-hip, light filled ad agency in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis to a richly ornate Victorian-era theater in Menomonie, Wisconsin.


September 4, 2008
AIA Minnesota Announces 2008 25-Year Award Recipient
The Breck Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Golden Valley, MN, designed by John Cuningham, FAIA, and John Quiter, AIA, of Cuningham Group Architecture, is the recipient of the prestigious 2008 AIA Minnesota 25-Year Award.


August 25, 2008
David Salmela, FAIA, AIA Minnesota’s 2008 Gold Medalist
David Salmela, FAIA, will be awarded the 2008 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal, AIA Minnesota’s highest award bestowed on an individual member. It serves as recognition for a lifetime of distinguished achievement and significant contributions to architecture.


June 27, 2008
Architecture Minnesota Hits a High Note
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its July/August issue on the Arts & Sciences including two community fostering new facilities and a historic roadside work of art. We tour two new buildings with flexible state-of-the-art spaces; the Medtronic Campus for medical technology, research and development and MacPhail Center for Music for music practice and performance.


June 25, 2008
AIA Minnesota Announces 2008 Young Architects Award Recipients
The AIA Minnesota Committee on Design has selected Nancy Blankford, AIA (HGA), John Dwyer, AIA (Shelter Architecture), Matt Kreilich, AIA (Julie Snow Architects), and Michael Schellin, AIA (Kodet Architectural Group) as recipients of 2008 Young Architects Award.


June 25, 2008
Excellence Beyond Design Shown in AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards
The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) awarded five Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building. Unique in its approach to creating a jury, these awards encompass the views of business professionals, real estate developers, community advocates, and academic leaders as well as architects.


June 20, 2008
Awards Acknowledge Residential Architects’ Vision & Excellence
Ten residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects have been selected for this year’s Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards. The RAVE program, in its fifth year, was created by AIA Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine to recognize excellence in residential design and raise awareness of the benefits of using an architect.


May 1, 2008
The Minnesota Architectural Foundation Announces Winner of 2008 Rapson Traveling Study Fellowship
The Minnesota Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce Stephen James, Assoc. AIA, as the winner of the 2008 Ralph Rapson Traveling Study Fellowship. The purpose of the competition is to provide young architects the opportunity to advance their education in architecture by pursuing foreign or domestic travel-study. To assist in their education, $10,000 is awarded to the winner.


May 1, 2008
Architecture Minnesota Goes a Deeper Shade of Green
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its May/June 2008 issue on green residential design. As more and more homeowners learn about and embrace sustainable design and construction, the greener and greener houses become.


April 2, 2008
A Legendary Architect, Ralph Rapson, FAIA, Passes Away
Ralph E. Rapson, FAIA, born September 13, 1914, died March 29, 2008 in his home, from heart failure. Rapson will be remembered as one of the foremost architectural draftsmen of the 20th century. His integrated approach to architecture recognized and bridged the gap between education and practice as a role model for architects.


March 28, 2008
Twelve AIA Minnesota Architect’s Residential Projects Selected to Appear in StarTribune
The sixth annual Home of the Month program, a cooperative venture of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) and the Star Tribune newspaper, announced their selection for monthly features that will run on the first Saturday of each month, May 3, 2008 — April 4, 2009, in the Homes section.


March 6, 2008
AIA Minnesota Announces 2008 AIA Fellows Bulbulian and Swenson
The 2008 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, D. C., elevated 116 AIA members, including AIA Minnesota’s Francis Bulbulian, FAIA, and Mark Swenson, FAIA, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.


March 4, 2008
Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent Award Recipients Announced
AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home are pleased to announce the recipients of the annual Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent of the Year Awards. The architecture honors attracted high quality submissions from some of the top talents practicing architecture in Minnesota. After careful consideration, the jury awarded the Architect of Distinction honor to Dan Nepp, AIA, TEA 2 Architects, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota. Todd Hansen, AIA, Albertsson Hansen Architecture, LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was recognized as the Emerging Talent of the Year.


February 12, 2008
AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee to Host its 21st Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on affordable housing, will be hosting its 21sth Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette February 15-17, 2008. On average, six to eight projects are chosen each year and over 50 volunteers participate.


January 7, 2008
Architecture Minnesota Gets Energy-Conscious
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its January/February 2008 issue on Energy Design. With several Minnesota projects in the forefront of the wave of energy-conscious design, Architecture Minnesota focuses on two terrific examples.


November 28, 2007
AIA Minnesota Announces 2007 Honor Awards
Seven honor awards were announced at the 73rd AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, held Tuesday, November 13 through Friday, November 16, 2007. The jury, consisting of three nationally recognized architects from out-of-state firms, reviewed the 117 honor and 16 divine detail project submissions from Minnesota architectural firms. The Honor Awards were reviewed in the five categories of Architecture, Housing, Interiors, Restoration & Renovation and Urban Design and Master Planning.


November 1, 2007
Architecture Minnesota Takes On Urban Design Opportunities
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its November/December 2007 issue on the Minneapolis and St. Paul Riverfronts. Urban design opportunities are sprouting up all around us. In this issue, Architecture Minnesota takes a closer look at several important, ongoing urban-design story lines in the Twin Cities and beyond. How these stories play out will shape our urban experience for decades to come.


September 28, 2007
Architects’ Educate Fall Home & Garden Show Attendees
During this year’s Fall Home and Garden Show, AIA Minnesota, The American Institute of Architects, will have a booth in the Design & Build section (#206), geared towards addressing consumer questions about how and why to use an architect.


September 27, 2007
Design Excellence as a Catalyst to Rejuvenate Cities
Commensurate with this year’s AIA150 celebration, the AIA Committee on Design (COD) is focusing on waterfront cities during their two design conferences, each with their own ideas competition. The COD’s spring conference was held in Miami, and over the weekend of September 27 — 30, COD moves to Minneapolis for its fall conference, On the Waterfront: Renaissance Through Design Excellence.


September 17, 2007
Shaping Tomorrow at the 73rd Annual AIA Minnesota Convention
The 73 annual AIA Minnesota Convention will take place Tuesday, November 13 — Friday, November 16, 2007, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over two thousand people are projected to attend — 1,600 attending programs and the exhibitions, while another 500 will just visit the exhibit hall, which hosts over 250 companies as well as a variety of exhibits. The programs, centered around the theme Tomorrow is Today, encourage a discussion along this common thread.


August 31, 2007
Architecture Minnesota Showcases Preservation Efforts by Minnesota Architects
Architecture Minnesota has focused its September/October 2007 issue on Historic Preservation projects done around the state, and the country, by Minnesota architects.


August 1, 2007
AIA Minnesota Announces Elness Swenson Graham Architects, Inc. as Recipients of the 2007 Firm Award
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota is pleased to recognize Elness Swenson Graham Architects, Inc. (ESG Architects) with its prestigious Firm Award for 2007. Given biennially, the award is presented to firms that have contributed to the advancement of the profession in the areas of technology, service and design.


July 16, 2007
Excellence Beyond Design Shown in AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards
The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) awarded four Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building. Unique in its approach to creating a jury, these awards encompass the views of business professionals, real estate developers, community advocates, and academic leaders as well as architects.


June 29, 2007
Architecture Minnesota Looks At What Makes Communities Livable
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), focuses its July/August issue on Livability 101. Across the state, architects, planners, city officials, community organizations, and active citizens are working together to create more livable communities.


June 25, 2007
Awards Acknowledge Residential Architects’ Vision & Excellence
Seven residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects have been selected for this year’s Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards. The RAVE program, in its fourth year, was created by AIA Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine to recognize excellence in residential design and raise awareness of the benefits of using an architect.


June 21, 2007
AIA Minnesota Announces 2007 Young Architects Award Recipient
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Awards Committee has selected Paul Buum, AIA (SALA Architects, Minneapolis) as the recipient of a 2007 Young Architects Award.


May 9, 2007
Architecture Minnesota Revisits Ramblers in Annual Residential Issue
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) has focused its May/June 2007 issue on the residential sector of Minnesota architecture. This issue’s major feature is the continuation of the AIA Minnesota Honor Awards, highlighting the four residential winners.


May 7, 2007
Minnesota Fifth-Graders Learn About Spaces and Places May 7-11
The Architecture in the Schools Committee of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), is hosting Architecture in the Schools Week, a program targeting fifth-grade classrooms in Minnesota. Students will learn about the importance of architecture and its impact on every day life during Architecture in the Schools Week, May 7-11, 2007.


April 20, 2007
Saint Paul’s Central Corridor Gets Valuable Architectural Attention
This year architects across the country are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their professional organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA). To mark the occasion, individual chapters of the AIA have established legacy projects that enable local architects to engage their communities in a discussion of the essential characteristics of livable communities. In Saint Paul, architects are volunteering their time and talents to help property owners along University Avenue envision how their neighborhoods could be enhanced in response to the proposed Light Rail Central Corridor Transit Project.


April 20, 2007
Five Minneapolis Neighborhoods Get Design Ideas for Reweaving
Minneapolis’ initiative, titled, “Re-Weaving the Urban Fabric,” announced in February 2006 in collaboration with AIA Minneapolis and Mayor RT Rybak, will build the capacity of communities to engage effectively with the architecture, urban design and development community and reweave the urban fabric of Minneapolis.


April 9, 2007
Architecture Week, April 9-14: A Celebration Throughout the State
AIA Minnesota joins in the AIA national celebration of 150 years, through events and exhibits during Architecture Week, April 9-14, 2007, including a week-long exhibit at the Capitol of over 90 projects exemplifying livable communities statewide, 45 architecture firm open houses on April 12, and a 5K Run on April 14. The events are both educational and celebratory, aiming to create awareness of the role of the architect in our communities.


March 5, 2007
Architecture Minnesota Showcases the Honored and Divine
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) has focused its March/April 2007 issue on the 2006 AIA Minnesota Honor and Divine Detail Awards. These awards are given to the best of the best in Minnesota architecture.


March 2, 2007
AIA Minnesota Announces 2007 AIA Fellow Grans-Korsh
The 2007 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 76 AIA members, including AIA Minnesota’s Sally Grans-Korsh, FAIA, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.


January 31, 2007
The American Institute of Architects Announces Phillip G. Koski, AIA, as Recipient of 2007 AIA Young Architects Award
AIA national has selected Phillip G. Koski, AIA, Inland Office for Tomorrow’s Architecture (IOTA), as one of six outstanding architects to receive the 2007 Young Architects Award for leadership in design and service to the profession of architecture.


January 15, 2007
AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee to Host its 20th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette
The AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on affordable housing, will be hosting its 20th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette February 9-11, 2007. This year volunteer designers will be working on projects for the following organizations: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Open Arms of Minnesota, North Country Cooperative Foundation, Audubon Neighborhood Association, Kingfield Neighborhood Association, Neighborhood Development Alliance.


January 3, 2007
Architecture Minnesota Thinks Ahead
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) has focused its January/February 2007 issue on the future of architectural design. But don’t think flying cars and dime-sized cell phones. Architecture Minnesota is looking into the near future, and how design can make the world a better place.


November 30, 2006
AIA Minnesota Announces 2006 Honor and Divine Detail Awards
-- Ten honor awards and one divine detail award were announced at the 72nd AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, held Tuesday, November 14 through Friday, November 17, 2006. The jury, consisting of three nationally recognized architects from out-of-state firms, reviewed the 128 honor and 19 divine detail project submissions from Minnesota architectural firms.


October 30, 2006
AIA Minnesota Announces 2006 Special Award Recipients
The Special Award seeks to encourage, stimulate and recognize exceptional contributions of individuals and organizations outside of the architectural profession that improve the quality of our physical environment. Because architecture is a collaborative effort, it relies on the talents and commitment of many individuals working together to achieve a common goal. AIA Minnesota is pleased to give four individuals and two organizations Special Awards this year.


October 30, 2006
Milo H. Thompson, FAIA, AIA Minnesota’s 2006 Gold Medalist
Milo H. Thompson, FAIA, was awarded the 2006 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal, AIA Minnesota’s highest award bestowed on an individual member. It serves as recognition for a lifetime of distinguished achievement and significant contributions to architecture. Thompson is a founding principal of Frederick Bentz/Milo Thompson/Robert Rietow, Inc.


October 30, 2006
AIA Minnesota Recognizes Louis Lundgren Award Recipient
Keith Sjoquist, AIA, is the 2006 recipient of the Louis Lundgren Award. This award recognizes individuals for their dedication to the profession of architecture through their volunteer activities in our communities and in AIA nationally and locally. The AIA Minnesota Awards Committee, as the jury for this award, viewed the impact of Sjoquist’s volunteerism and career to be exemplary to the architectural profession.


October 25, 2006
AIA Minnesota’s 2006 Annual Convention & Product Exposition "In the Mix"
“In the Mix,” the theme of this year’s convention, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, November 14-17, 2006, inspires attendees to consider how our communities might change if architects are increasingly involved as community leaders and decision makers. How will this impact our communities?


August 30, 2006
AIA Minnesota Presents Livable Communities — A Town Hall Forum
On Thursday, September 21, 2006, AIA Minnesota will present Livable Communities - A Town Hall Forum for mayors, civic leaders, architects and design professionals, exploring livable communities and encouraging dialogues for creating them in Minnesota.


August 2, 2006
AIA Minnesota Announces 2006 25 Year Award Recipient
The Recreational Facilities Building at the Southern Illinois University has won AIA Minnesota’s prestigious 25-Year Award for 2006. The Recreational Facilities Building was designed in the mid 1970s by Ralph Rapson, FAIA, Ralph Rapson and Associates, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


June 30, 2006
AIA Minnesota Announces 2006 Young Architects Award Recipient
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Awards Committee has selected Paul Whitenack, AIA, RSP Architects, Minneapolis, as the recipient of a 2006 Young Architects Award. The award is given to architects who are members of AIA Minnesota, have been licensed for less than 10 years, and have shown exceptional leadership in service to the profession, the community, design, planning and/or education.


June 29, 2006
AIA Minnesota Announces 2006 Young Architects Award Recipient
Paul Whitenack, AIA, has been a major contributor to award-winning renovations and major additions to some of Minnesota’s best-known cultural and architectural landmarks including the Grain Belt Brewhouse, winner of the 2005 National Historic Preservation Trust Award; the Pierre Bottineau Library and additions to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children’s Theatre Company. From his Master of Architecture and Urban Planning degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to his nearly seven years with Minneapolis firm RSP Architects, he has been guided by a dedication to preservation, sustainability and planning.


June 29, 2006
Architecture Minnesota Does Dinner and a Show
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), devotes its July/August issue to engaging new theaters and restaurants in Minneapolis. The four highlighted theaters‎the Guthrie, the Children’s Theatre Company, the Shubert Theater, and the Ritz Theater‎vary in size, character, and programming, but they all share one important trait: Each is designed to be every bit as dramatic as the shows it hosts.


June 7, 2006
Awards Acknowledge Residential Architects’ Vision & Excellence
Nine residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects have been selected for this year’s Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards. The RAVE program, in its third year, was created by AIA Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine to recognize excellence in residential design and raise awareness of the benefits of using an architect.


May 25, 2006
Residential Architects’ Vision & Excellence Awards Offer Opportunity to Learn About Architecture
Award-winning residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects will be featured at the third annual RAVE — Residential Architects’ Vision & Excellence — Awards Celebration at Solera in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, June 1. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, creators of the awards program, are pleased to welcome the jurors Jayne Haugen Olson, senior editor, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Dennis Wedlick, AIA, and Bruce Abrahamson, FAIA, as speakers for the evening.


May 17, 2006
Excellence Beyond Design Shown in AIA Minneapolis Merit Awards
The Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) awarded five Merit Awards to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building. Unique in its approach to creating a jury, these awards encompass the views of business professionals, real estate developers, community advocates, and academic leaders as well as architects.


May 16, 2006
Architecture Minnesota Addresses Urban Design
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), addresses a question in the May/June issue that every city grapples with: What to do with aging buildings and underutilized sites in lagging urban areas?


May 1, 2006
The Minnesota Architectural Foundation Announces Winner of 2006 Rapson Traveling Fellowship
The Minnesota Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce Creed Kampa, Assoc. AIA, as the winner of the 2006 Ralph Rapson Traveling Fellowship. The purpose of the competition is to provide young architects the opportunity to advance their education in architecture by pursuing foreign or domestic travel-study.


April 20, 2006
Twelve AIA Minnesota Architect’s Residential Projects Selected to Appear in StarTribune
The fourth annual Home of the Month program, a cooperative venture of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) and the Star Tribune newspaper, announced their selection for monthly features that will run on the first Saturday of each month, May 6, 2006 - April 7, 2007, in the Homes section.


March 9, 2006
Architecture Minnesota Boldly Steps Into Its New Design
Architecture Minnesota, the bimonthly magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), debuts its redesign on newsstands this March. “The changes in both design and content are all aimed at making Architecture Minnesota more accessible, engaging, thought provoking, and-dare we say it-fun,” notes editor Christopher Hudson. On the lighter side, we’ll explore the intersection of architectural design and culture. Weightier topics, meanwhile, will focus on the central role that design, especially sustainable design, plays in the livability of our cities and towns.


March 2, 2006
AIA Minnesota Announces Three Elevated to the College of Fellows
AIA Minnesota is pleased to announce that David Eijadi, FAIA, The Weidt Group, Minneapolis, MN; Thomas Meyer, FAIA, of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Minneapolis, MN; and Richard Varda, FAIA, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, have been elevated into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.


February 28, 2006
Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent Award Recipients Announced
AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home are pleased to announce the recipients of the second annual Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent of the Year Awards. The architecture honors attracted high quality submissions from some of the top talents practicing architecture in Minnesota. The jury awarded the Architect of Distinction honor to Kelly Davis, AIA, SALA Architects, Inc., Stillwater, Minnesota. Jean Rehkamp Larson, AIA, Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, was recognized as the Emerging Talent of the Year.


February 22, 2006
AIA Minnesota Hosts the 18th Annual Lake Superior Design Retreat
AIA Minnesota will host its 18th annual Lake Superior Design Retreat (LSDR) at Fitger’s Inn, Duluth, Minnesota, on February 24 and 25, 2006. More than 120 architects and non-architects alike attending this year will once again have the chance to retreat and be enlightened.


January 31, 2006
The American Institute of Architects Announces James G. Dayton, AIA as Recipient of 2006 AIA Young Architects Award
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected James G. Dayton, AIA, of James Dayton Design, Ltd. as one of six outstanding architects to receive the 2006 Young Architects Award for leadership in design and service to the profession of architecture.


January 27, 2006
AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee to Host its 19th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on affordable housing, will be hosting its 19th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette February 3-5, 2006. This year over forty volunteer designers will be working on projects for five organizations.


November 22, 2005
AIA Minnesota Announces 2005 Honor and Divine Detail Awards
Twelve honor awards and one divine detail award were announced at the 71st AIA Minnesota Annual Convention and Exhibition, held Tuesday, November 15 through Friday, November 18, 2005. The jury, consisting of three nationally recognized architects from out-of-state firms, reviewed the 122 honor and eight divine detail project submissions from Minnesota architectural firms.


November 10, 2005
Architecture Minnesota Wins Three Awards for Publishing Excellence
Continuing a strong award-winning tradition, Architecture Minnesota, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, won the following three awards in 2005 from the Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association’s prestigious Minnesota Publishing Excellence Awards: A Silver Award for Best Overall Design; A Silver Award for Best Feature Article; and A Bronze Award for Best Directory.


November 2, 2005
“Going Green” Educational Facilities and Sustainable Design: Themes for Architecture Minnesota, November—December 2005 edition
The latest issue of Architecture Minnesota, the award-winning magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, takes an in-depth look at five outstanding educational facilities designed by AIA Minnesota firms. Several of the profiled projects are notable for their commitment to sustainable design.


October 12, 2005
AIA Minnesota’s 2005 Annual Convention & Product Exposition, "Pass it on"
Architects are in a unique position to affect our environment today so that generations to come will benefit. “Pass It On,” the theme of this year’s convention, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, addresses environmentally-friendly, or green, solutions to building challenges and shows how architects can become leaders in sustainable design. Over the four-day convention, November 15-18, 2005, architects and the public alike can be engaged by thought-provoking leaders during programs and surrounded by stimulating concepts to create a better environment while experiencing the exhibit hall.


September 27, 2005
AIA Minnesota Recognizes Special Award Recipients
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Awards Committee selected seven Special Award recipients for 2005: Robert Cutshall; AGC (Association of General Contractors) of Minnesota; DBIA (Design Build Institute of America), Upper Midwest Chapter; Thomas Fisher, Dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota; Minnesota State Capitol; Daniel Murphy, PE; and the Public Library Accessibility Application Review Advisory Committee.


September 6, 2005
AIA Minnesota Announces SALA Architects, Inc. as Recipients of the 2005 Firm Award
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota is pleased to recognize SALA Architects, Inc. with its prestigious Firm Award for 2005. Given biennially, the award is presented to firms that have contributed to the advancement of the profession in the areas of technology, service and design. SALA Architects, Inc. is an organization of architects and support personnel in three Twin Cities area offices, devoted to creating homes and other environments as better places to live.


August 16, 2005
Humanities and Fine Arts Center, University of Minnesota-Morris and Landmark Center Receive AIA Minnesota 25-Year Awards
The Humanities and Fine Arts Center, University of Minnesota—Morris and Landmark Center have each won AIA Minnesota’s prestigious 25-Year Award for 2005. The Arts Center was designed in the early 1970s by Ralph Rapson, FAIA, Ralph Rapson and Associates, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Landmark Center, originally completed in 1902, was renovated in 1978 by Winsor/Faricy Architects, St. Paul (now Collaborative Design Group in Minneapolis).


July 5, 2005
AIA Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Announce 2005 RAVE Award Recipients
Ten residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects have been selected for this year’s Residential Architects Vision and Excellence (RAVE) Awards.


June 17, 2005
AIA Minnesota Announces 2005 Young Architects Award Recipients
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Awards Committee has selected three recipients to receive the 2005 Young Architects Award: James Dayton, AIA, James Dayton Design, Ltd., Minneapolis; Mark Larson, AIA, Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc., Minneapolis; and Paul Mellblom, AIA, Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., Minneapolis.


May 4, 2005
"Modern Living" May-June 2005 Architecture Minnesota Highlights Contemporary Residential Projects
The latest issue of Architecture Minnesota, the award-winning magazine published by the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, focuses on homes with a modern flair, as well as the value of working with a residential architect. Titled “Modern Living,” this year’s edition of the magazine’s annual housing issue includes profiles of seven residences such as urban lofts, a modernist lake cabin, chic senior townhomes and an experimental energy-efficient house.


April 25, 2005
Beverly Hauschild-Baron, Hon. AIA, to Receive Award for Outstanding Service
Beverly Hauschild-Baron, Hon. AIA, Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota), will be honored at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture’s (CALA) Saturday, May 14 commencement ceremony with the 2005 Turtle Medal, an award that recognizes professional or volunteer service that has advanced the mission of the college and the place of design in society.


February 28, 2005
AIA Minnesota Announces Four Elevated to the College of Fellows
AIA Minnesota is pleased to announce that Thomas DeAngelo, FAIA, of Architectural Alliance, Minneapolis, MN; Ray Greco, FAIA, Greco Architects, Minneapolis, MN; Vincent James, FAIA, Vincent James & Associates, Minneapolis, MN; and Sarah Susanka, FAIA, Raleigh, NC, have been elevated into the America Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.


February 15, 2005
Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent Award Recipients Announced
AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home & Garden are pleased to announce the recipients of the second annual Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent of the Year Awards. After careful consideration, the jury awarded the Architect of Distinction honor to Charles Stinson, AIA, Charles Stinson Architect, Deephaven, Minnesota. Christine Albertsson, AIA, Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd., Minneapolis, Minnesota, was recognized as the Emerging Talent of the Year.


February 7, 2005
AIA Minnesota Hosts the 17th Annual Lake Superior Design Retreat
AIA Minnesota will host its 17th annual Lake Superior Design Retreat (LSDR) at Fitger’s Inn, Duluth, Minnesota, on February 25 and 26, 2005. Scheduled just days before Hollywood’s Academy Award event, this year’s LSDR is worthy of an award with its great line-up of interdisciplinary speakers, aimed at intriguing architects, designers and the public alike.


January 31, 2005
AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee to Host its 18th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on affordable housing, will be hosting its 18th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette February 4-6, 2005.


January 25, 2005
St. Paul Prize Design Competition Winners Announced
AIA Saint Paul, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, announced the winners of their annual St. Paul Prize Design Competition. Winners of the 2004 St. Paul Prize Competition for design of a small urban house were selected in November 2004.


January 18, 2005
Architecture Minnesota Wins Three MMPA Awards
Continuing a strong award-winning tradition, Architecture Minnesota, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, won a silver and two bronze awards in 2004 from the Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association’s prestigious Minnesota Publishing Excellence Awards


January 18, 2005
“Captivating Public Spaces” - Theme of Architecture Minnesota January-February 2005 edition
The January-February edition of Architecture Minnesota, “Captivating Public Spaces,” examines the community spaces where we gather, learn, protest and worship.


November 9, 2004
AIA Minnesota Announces 2004 Honor and Divine Detail Awards
Ten Honor Awards and one Divine Detail Award were selected by the jury comprised of Jeanne Gang, AIA, Principal, Studio Gang Architects, Chicago, Illinois; James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, Partner, Polshek Partnership Architects, New York, New York; and Ron Radziner, AIA, Design Principal, Marmol Radziner + Associates, Los Angeles, California.


October 28, 2004
"Near & Far": Global Architecture Theme for Architecture Minnesota, November-December 2004 edition
Focusing on architecture worldwide, the latest issue of Architecture Minnesota highlights five outstanding projects from around the globe by Minnesota firms. This issue explores the themes of regional design, cross-cultural collaboration and sustainable building practices.


October 19, 2004
AIA Minnesota’s 2004 Annual Convention & Exposition "Building Common Ground"
AIA Minnesota’s annual convention is one of the largest and most successful conferences organized by any AIA component, consistently delivering high-quality programs, engaging keynote presentations, interesting exhibits, and an Exhibit Hall brimming with products, services and information.


September 28, 2004
AIA Minnesota Announces North Central States Regional Director
Linda McCracken-Hunt, AIA, Studio Five Architects, has been selected by the AIA Minnesota Board to serve as the next North Central States Regional Director to AIA National. Linda will join Bill Beyer, FAIA, Stageberg Beyer Sachs, in serving our region on the AIA National Board of Directors and represent Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota.


September 22, 2004
AIA Minnesota Recognizes 2004 Special Award Recipients
The AIA MN Awards Committee selected six Special Award recipients for 2004: Alan Arthur, Robert Close, ASLA; Herb Frey, Mary Guzowski, Jon Iverson and Amy Ryan.


September 1, 2004
AIA Minnesota Announces North Central States Regional Director
Linda McCracken-Hunt, AIA, Studio Five Architects, has been selected by the AIA Minnesota Board to serve as the next North Central States Regional Director to AIA National. Linda will join Bill Beyer, FAIA, Stageberg Beyer Sachs, in serving our region on the AIA National Board of Directors and represent Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota.


August 25, 2004
AIA Minnesota Announces 2004 Gold Medalist
Victor C. Gilbertson, FAIA, was awarded the 2004 AIA Minnesota Gold Medal. "More than any other individual AIA member, Vic Gilbertson, FAIA, is responsible for AIA Minnesota’s stellar reputation within the AIA Family. Our national stature is more powerful than the size of our state due to his extraordinary leadership through the 1950’s and 1960’s."


August 25, 2004
Enduring Interiors: Theme for Architecture Minnesota’s September-October 2004 Edition
Remarkable interior architecture projects are the focus of the latest edition of Architecture Minnesota. The September-October issue features new, remodeled and restored interior spaces that enhance the places we cook, work and worship.


August 5, 2004
New Melleray Abbey and Cedar Square West Receive AIA Minnesota 25-Year Awards
The New Melleray Abbey and Cedar Square West have won AIA Minnesota’s prestigious 25-Year Award for 2004. The abbey, completed in 1977, was designed by Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cedar Square West, completed in 1974, was designed by Ralph Rapson, FAIA, Ralph Rapson and Associates, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


June 28, 2004
AIA Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Award Nine Residential Architect Projects at RAVE Awards Celebration
Nine award-winning residential architecture projects by Minnesota architects will be featured at the first annual RAVE - Residential Architects Vision & Excellence - Awards Celebration at Solera in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 14th.


June 22, 2004
AIA Minnesota Announces 2004 Young Architects Award Recipients
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Awards Committee selected four recipients to receive the 2004 Young Architects Award including William Baxley, AIA, BKV Group, Minneapolis; Nina Ebbighausen, AIA, Architectural Alliance, Minneapolis; Michael Kennedy, AIA, Ellerbe Becket, Minneapolis; and Stephanie Richards McDaniel, AIA, BWBR Architects, St. Paul.


May 6, 2004
Sarah Susanka Speaks on Home by Design
Sarah Susanka, AIA, author of the Not So Big House series books, and a well-known residential architect and housing advocate, will discuss her latest book, Home By Design, in a Wednesday, May 12th lecture at International Market Square, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Minnesota and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.


May 6, 2004
"Inspired Living Places" Featured in Architecture Minnesota’s May-June 2004 Edition
The May-June edition of the award-winning magazine, published by the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, focuses on "home" in its myriad of forms—whether cabin, condo, house or live-work space—as well as the value of working with a residential architect.


February 4, 2004
Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent Award Recipients Announced
A collaborative effort of AIA Minnesota and Midwest Home magazine, the inaugural awards were given to: Architect of Distinction—David Salmela, FAIA, Salmela Architects, Duluth, Minnesota; and Emerging Talent—Wynne Yelland, AIA, Locus Architecture, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


February 3, 2004
AIA Minnesota Hosts 16th Annual Design Retreat
AIA Minnesota’s Lake Superior Design Retreat, February 27 & 28 at Fitger’s Inn, Duluth, Minnesota, is appealing to architects, designers and the public alike and welcomes a great line-up of interdisciplinary speakers who will talk about the use of design in their work.


February 3, 2004
AIA Minnesota Hosts Annual Design Retreat
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February 2, 2004
AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee hosts its 17th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee will be hosting its 17th Annual Search For Shelter Design Charrette, an event that aids nonprofit homeless and housing organizations, February 6-8, 2004.


February 2, 2004
"Healing By Design" Theme of Architecture Minnesota January-February 2004 edition
The January-February edition of Architecture Minnesota, "Healing By Design," explores the architecture of health, healing and wellness by expanding on the traditional definition of healthcare—hospitals and clinics—to include research facilities, a center for children with autism, a meditation center and a home for a woman with chemical sensitivities.


January 2, 2004
AIA Minnesota Recognizes Louis Lundgren Award Recipients
The late Elizabeth Thompson, AIA, and Dennis W. Grebner, FAIA, are the 2003 recipients of the Louis Lundgren Award. This award recognizes individuals for their dedication to the profession of architecture through their volunteer activities in our communities and in AIA nationally and locally.


January 2, 2004
AIA Minnesota Recognizes 2003 Special Award Recipients
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Awards Committee selected three Special Award recipients for 2003: Andersen Corporation; The Minnesota Department of Building Codes; and Jim Erchul, Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services.


January 2, 2004
The Minnesota Architectural Foundation Announces Winner of 2003 Rapson Traveling Fellowship
The Minnesota Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce Michael Kreilich, AIA, as the winner of the 2003 Ralph Rapson Traveling Fellowship, a scholarship that supports architectural education through foreign or domestic study-travel.


December 16, 2003
AIA Minnesota Announces 2003 Honor and Divine Detail Awards
The Honor Awards program serves to encourage a high level of architecture and to recognize the clients and architects who have distinguished themselves and to inform the public of these fine architectural contributions. Thirteen projects won a 2003 Honor Award.


November 7, 2003
Architecture Minnesota Takes Home Gold From MMPA Awards
Architecture Minnesota, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota, won three awards from the Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association’s prestigious Minnesota Publishing Excellence Awards last night.


October 16, 2003
AIA Minnesota Convention & Products Exposition — New Trends, Technology and Design
The 69th AIA Minnesota Convention & Products Exposition occurs Tuesday, November 18 through Friday November 21, with the theme, "Essential Architecture."


September 15, 2003
AIA Minnesota Announces The Weidt Group as Recipients of the 2003 Firm Award
The American Institute of Architects Minnesota will give its 2003 Firm Award to The Weidt Group, Minnetonka. The award is presented to firms that have contributed to the advancement of the profession in the areas of technology, service and design.


August 13, 2003
Christiansen Hall of Music at St. Olaf College Receives AIA Minnesota 25-Year Award
The Christiansen Hall of Music at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, has won AIA Minnesota’s prestigious 25-Year Award for 2003.