Firm Directory Overview

MEET AIA MINNESOTA MEMBERS
If you need the professional service of a qualified architect, the Directory of AIA Minnesota Firms is for you. Firms listed will welcome any inquiry and the opportunity to discuss your specific project with you.

The firms in the directory are members of AIA Minnesota, the state organization for architects created 115 years ago to provide architects with continuing education, professional practice assistance, and opportunities to communicate to the public concerning the design of the built environment.

Our member firms provide design services and special expertise to clients throughout Minnesota, the nation, and much of the world.

Our skills relate to all types of building projects, whether large or small, new or old. We can assist you in planning and designing specific facilities that respond directly to your unique needs.

If you have any questions about architectural services or how to select an architect, contact Beverly Hauschild-Baron, Hon. AIA, Executive Vice President, at 612-338-6763 or hauschild@aia-mn.org. She will be pleased to help, and give you further information.

 

What makes someone an architect?

Architects are licensed by state governments to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. They’re trained to solve problems and to give shape and form to your specific needs. The architect’s services are an investment that adds market value to your property. Their designs can capture energy savings, improve the efficiency and productivity of your operations, and often reduce your building’s impact on the environment.

Who’s in this directory?

This is a directory of firms that are owned and operated by AIA Minnesota members.

Our Architect Member-led firms are qualified by law to practice all types of architectural
work in Minnesota.

Our Associate Member-led firms that employ architects are qualified by law to practice all
types of architectural work in Minnesota.

Our Associate Member-led firms that do not employ licensed architects are restricted by law to limited areas of practice - primarily single-family residential work. For your reference, we have identified these firms with an asterisk(*).


What information will I get?

Each firm listing contains the following information (if applicable): firm name, full address and phone, fax, email and web addresses of the firm’s main office in Minnesota; names of principals; number
of staff members by discipline; types of markets served by percentage; and a listing of up to six projects. The work percentage for any given firm may total more than 100 percent due to overlap in the categories of interiors and preservation, for example. And, of course, except for the very newest firms, each has done many more than six projects. Projects listed are meant to illustrate the general spread and flavor of the firm’s work.


How do I find just the right firm?

As you commence your search for just the right firm for your project, we urge you to read the full directory to ensure that you spot all of the firms you wish to consider. For your convenience, we have prepared an Index of Firms by Building Type, which immediately follows the directory. While this index includes only firms that have paid to be included, it is an easy-to-use reference tool for spotting which of the 278 firms in the directory have significant experience in the design of projects such as yours. As you read through the listings, take special note of the following pieces of information: the firm’s related project experience (of major importance); the location of the firm relative to you or your project site; whether the firm offers the diversity of services you may require; whether the firm has the size that fits  your project’s needs.


How do I get additional help?

Carefully think through your project’s requirements. If you wish to know more about the design process, contact AIA Minnesota at (612) 338-6763 or see the Working with an Architect Publications page for reference materials or informational brochures. We have resources to aid you in the architect-selection process. Creating a new building or renovating an older one is an exciting process. The secret to a building project’s success lies in the relationship you and your architect establish with one another. The architects and firms presented in the 2008 Firm Directory are waiting to work with you.