Continuing Education

AIA Minnesota’s mission for continuing education is to produce high quality,affordable programs offered regularly throughout the year. Topics are selected and developed by architects in order to address timely issues and to meet the diverse needs of our members. This task is accomplished through our Continuing Education Committee.

Chair: Steve Haasl, AIA,

AIA Staff Liaison: Deanna Christiansen 

Meeting Date: Second Monday of the month at 11:30am at the AIA Minnesota office

A Competitive Edge
Continuing education gives you and your firm a competitive edge. Continuing education is mandatory both for AIA membership as well as for maintaining your license to practice in Minnesota. It’s also a way to stay current with codes and maintain a competitive practice.

Understanding and Achieving Effective Air Barriers
Photo: Judd Peterson, AIA, chair of the Building Enclosure Council of Minnesota, presented on air barrier specifications

On September 18, approximately 40 architects and AEC professionals met at PCL Construction for a five hour continuing education program on air barriers. The longer program time enabled the six speakers to go deeper into the content and allowed for time to do a building leakage test demo. Our thanks to PCL Construction, and to the speakers who were willing to share their expertise, and to all who attended, for making this a successful learning experience.

Photo: Participants checked out the system set up at PCL for the building leakage test demo.


To learn more, click on the following link to view the CE presentation/slideshows:
1) AIA MN Air Barriers What is an air Barrier- Szewaga
2) AIA MN Air Barriers Leakage Results - Bohac
3) AIA MN Air Barriers Codes -Morin and Szewaga
4) AIA MN Air Barriers Codes Design 101 -Peterson
5) AIA MN Air Barriers What NOT to do - Fitzgerald
6) AIA MN Air Barriers Envelope Testing -Olson
7) AIA MN Air Barrier TA-Support-Commissioning - Szewaga

Suggest Program Ideas

The AIA Minnesota Continuing Education Committee thanks you for your support and participation in the past and looks forward to continuing to provide seminars that give you information you can apply to your practice of architecture. We are interested in hearing your ideas for programs and finding out who you’ve heard speak that you would recommend. Lastly, there’s always an open invitation for you to join the Committee. For more information or suggestions, contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director at AIA Minnesota.

Seminar and registration information for current programs can be found under Continuing Education.