Residential Architecture Committee
- 2013 Home of the Month Event
- Everyday Solutions
- Homes by Architects Tour
This group of architects meets to discuss issues and challenges specific to residential firms. They are focused on creating more relevant continuing education program offerings and marketing and public awareness opportunities for residential architects. The committee also plans awards and feature programs throughout the year with Midwest Homes and the Star Tribune and highlights residential work through the annual fall Homes by Architects Tour.
If you are new to the committee and would like to learn more, see our Overview Letter.
Chair: Todd Hansen, AIA
AIA Staff Liaison: Angie McKinley
Meeting Date: We generally meet every other month on the first Tuesday of the month at noon at the AIA Minnesota office. There are some exceptions.
Homes By Architects Tour
The 6th annual Homes by Architects Tour (September 21 & 22) was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of our sponsors and partenrs. Visit www.homesbyarchitects.org to view photos of the 23 beautifully designed homes. Follow us on Facebook (HBA Tour), Twitter (@aiamn) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/homesbyarchtour). Watch for information on the 2014 which will take place in September 2014.
Know of a business who is interested in being a tour sponsor? It's a great opportunity to gain exposure with the public (over 10,000 visitors in 2012)! Contact Angie McKinley or Homes by Architects Tour committee chair Ashley Mitlyng to learn more.
Click here to download the 2013 Submission Form.
For more information, contact Angie McKinley
Everyday Solutions (StarTribune)
Everyday Solutions is a new StarTribune feature article showcasing projects by AIA Minnesota member architects.
The article will showcase smaller-scale projects that solve a homeowner’s everyday design challenge or problem. Projects
should offer a clever solution, while also enhancing the beauty/utility of the home. Questions? Contact Angie McKinley
Click here to download more information and submission guidelines.
Midwest Home's "Guide to Good Design"
The "Guide To Good Design" is a Midwest Home magazine series designed to introduce readers to a few of Minnesota's great professional shelter organizations. AIA Minnesota residential architect members are showcased in the June/July issue, where Residential Committee written content appears alongside images of residential projects. Check out the digital version of Guide to Good Design at http://www.midwesthomemag.com/media/Midwest-Home/Decorating-Design/The-Guide-to-Good-Design/
Home of the Month Program
2013 marks this program's Eleventh year! It is a collaborative project between AIA Minnesota and the Star Tribune. Entries for the 2013-14 program were due February 22.
At this year's event, Inspired House, a panel of architects including Robert Mack, FAIA, Michaela Mahady, AIA, Paul Mankins, FAIA, and Andrea Peschel Swan, AIA, announced the following 13 homes for the 2013-2014 program:
2013-2014 Home Selections: Project name, Firm, Project Team Members
1. Aerie, SALA Architects; David Wagner O’Brien, AIA, Sara Whicher, Assoc. AIA, Chris
Meyer, AIA, Sara Maas
2. Urban Family Oasis, Charles R. Stinson Architecture & Design; Charles R. Stinson,
AIA, Larry Glenn, AIA, Chuck Thiss, Douglas Fletcher
3. Modern Mediterranean, TEA2 Architects; Dan Nepp, AIA, Chris Strom, AIA
4. Tyrol Hills Modern, Peterssen Keller Architecture; Lars Peterssen, AIA, Gabriel Keller,
Assoc. AIA, Kristine Anderson, Assoc. AIA, Andrew Edwins, Assoc. AIA
5. Abear And Etzell Residence Remodel, Alchemy Architects; Geoffrey Warner, AIA
6. Edge House, SALA Architects; David O’Brien Wagner, AIA, Chris Meyer, AIA
7. Kellogg, John Dwyer Architect; John Dwyer, AIA, project initiated at Shelter
Architecture; Jackie Millea, Assoc. AIA, Tom Westbrook, Audra Emerson
8. Deephaven House, ALTUS Architecture & Design; Tim Alt, AIA, Chad Healy, Assoc.
AIA, Roger Cummelin
9. Knollhaugen, Kell Architects; Meghan Kell Cornell, AIA, Eric Ludwig
10. Whispering Way, John Dwyer Architect; John Dwyer, AIA
11. Slow Cooker, SALA Architects; David O’Brien Wagner, AIA, Chris Meyer, AIA
12. Summit Hill Renovation, Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc.; Mark Larson, AIA,
13. Kleinman-Santosa Residence, Close Associates Inc.; Gar Hargens, AIA, Laurie
Click here to download the 2013 Press Release.
Questions? Contact Angie McKinley
Emerging Talent Award & Architect of Distinction
AIA Minnesota is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the annual Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent of the Year Awards. Click here to download the press release.
The 2013 Architect of Distinction is Rosemary A. McMonigal, AIA, McMonigal Architects
LLC. McMonigal, AIA, is principal at McMonigal Architects LLC. She has collaborated with clients to create houses individually tailored to their needs and the site for more than 29 years – finding a balance between function, aesthetics, and price. The constant in her work has always been creating homes that are outstanding in the health, livability, and energy efficiency of the structure. Overall, the jury found her work to be very strong and expressive. Her projects are a great portfolio of the exploration of sustainability. The jury admired her nice sensitivity to color, materials, light, and views and how she was able to work well within a small budget. “There is a progressiveness that is hidden in the story,” said the jury, noting that her projects represent great technical risk over a long history of work. McMonigal creates projects that show a “nice variety of work; continual emphasis on sustainability, whether the project was new construction or a remodel."
The Emerging Talent of the Year is Benjamin E. Awes, AIA, City Desk Studio, Inc. Awes is an architect and partner with CITYDESKSTUDIO Inc. With 17 years experience, he is recognized for a broad range of work from modern architecture to historic preservation, coming to architecture though an interest in furniture design and fabrication. He believes architecture must point to the future, but at the same time it is of today and gains it richness through a thorough understanding and exploration of its context – physically, historically, socially, and materially. The jury remarked, “Awes’ work elevates daily life through thoughtful design. Nice range of projects and interesting range of materials. He starts with the client to develop something unique to them. We were captivated by some very cool details and finishes."
The 2013 jury for both awards included Jennifer A. Yoos, FAIA, VJAA; Todd Rhoades, AIA, Cermak Rhoades Architects; and Bryan W. Anderson, AIA, SALA Architecture, Inc., and Rachel Hutton, editor with Midwest Home. McMonigal and Awes will be recognized in the upcoming issue of Midwest Homes magazine and at an April Midwest Homes “Mingler” even - date and location to be announced.
The 2012 winners are Sarah Nettleton, AIA, of Sarah Nettleton Architects, Architect of Distinction, and Bryan Anderson, AIA, of SALA Architects.
The 2011 winners are Julie Snow, FAIA, Julie Snow Architects, Inc., Architect of Distinction, and Meghan Kell Cornell, AIA, Kell Architects, Emerging Talent.
AIA Minnesota RAVE Awards (Residential Architects Vision and Excellence) for 2012 were featured in Mpls.St.Paul's summer Home issue (a quarterly publication).
See the 2012 Results. Visit the RAVE micro-site.
Watch for more information about the 2013 RAVE Awards.
The Line Media (TheLineMedia.com)
New publication opportunity: The Line Seeks Innovative, Green Projects
The Line, a weekly online publication that "tells the story of the new economy in the Twin Cities—a narrative of creative people and businesses, new development, cool places to live, and the best places to work and play" (thelinemedia.com), is running a regular feature on architect-designed homes and non-residential buildings.
For residential projects, the publication is especially interested in green homes, modern design, house as brand, live-work spaces, sustainable remodels, urban infill homes and sensitivity to context (urban and environmental). Apartments, condos, new houses, remodeled homes and other residences that fulfill any of the above criteria are welcome.
Non-residential projects that generate or reflect community, support or demonstrate entrepreneurial endeavors, utilize or model sustainable strategies, and/or feature innovative design thinking are also welcome. See a previous article. To have your project considered, please send a brief project synopsis and three images (jpegs) to Camille LeFevre.
In March of 2011, METRO magazine launched their shelter magazine insert, which runs six times a year and feature D.I.Y. tips, call-outs of must-have home products and profiles of the area’s most architecturally relevant abodes. The magazine’s decidedly urban focus will be bolstered by analysis and writing from some of the Twin Cities’ top architects, builders and interior designers. The editors are always looking for stories. Submit projects and story ideas to Drew Wood and Chris Clayton.
AIA Minnesota and ASID collaborated to ensure our awards entry process more accurately recognizes the contribution of project partners, aids jurors in reviewing, assists editors and writers of articles covering residential awards and projects. Our goal in this effort is to help the public better understand the interactive roles of architects, interior designers, builders and all related professionals in the process of creating projects.
Awards Crediting Memo (PDF)
AIA Minnesota General Awards Credit Form (PDF)
Architect of Distinction & Emerging Talent Awards with Midwest Home & Garden.
Previous Award Recipients
Home of the Month with the StarTribune: previous Award Recipients
HOTM 2011 Selections for May 2011 to April 2012
HOTM 2010 Selections for May 2010 to April 2011
HOTM 2009 Selections for May 2009 to April 2010
HOTM 2008 Selections for May 2008 to April 2009
RAVE Awards with Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: previous Award Recipients
2008 RAVE Awards
2009 RAVE Awards
2010 RAVE Awards
2011 RAVE Awards Also see: Mpls.St.Paul micro-site
Programs & Awards Calendar for 2012
Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent Awards with Midwest Home & Garden
2012 entries due Friday, February 3, 2012
2012 winners featured in April/May Midwest Home 2012
Home of the Month Program with the StarTribune
Entries due in February 24, 2012
Program March, date TBD
RAVE Awards: Residential Architects Vision and Excellence with Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's Home issue
Entries due in March, 2012
St. Louis Park Architect Consultation Program with the City of St.Louis Park
Minnesota Real Estate Architectural Consultation Program with Minnesota Realtor Continuing Education
The NRP Minneapolis St.Paul Home Tour
Tour dates: April 30 and May 1, 2011
Steering and Subcommittees
The Steering Committee oversees the direction of all of the activities within the subcommittee groups. They play an advisory role and step in to help subcommittees when important or immediate action needs to be taken. They are responsible for managing the Residential Architects expenses as they relate to awards programs, advertising, marketing and other expenses; and guiding new members and overseeing communications within the group and approving shared opinions/commentary to outside groups.
It is structured so that the chairs of the subcommittees are all on the steering committee to make informed decisions on behalf of all committee members.
Steering Committee Chair: Todd Hansen, AIA, Albertsson Hansen Architecture
Awards Subcommittee Chair: Mark Larson, AIA, Rehkamp Larson Architecture
Outreach Subcommittee Chair: Janet Lederle, Assoc. AIA, TEA 2 Architects
Events and Tours Subcommittee Chair: Timothy J. Fuller, AIA, Tim Fuller Architects