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Architecture Minnesota 2013-2014 Media Information
Put Architecture Minnesota to work for you. Bring your message to a very specific audience!

A regional, award-winning magazine--Architecture Minnesota is the official publication of AIA Minnesota, a Society of the American Institute of Architects. Each bi-monthly issue reaches architects, designers, specifiers, owners, and construction professionals, as well as building project decision makers throughout Minnesota, North and South Dakotas, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa.

Publication Issues, Features, Rates & Deadlines

CLICK HERE to view the Media Kit and Rates for 2013-2014 (PDF)



Jan/Feb:Collegiate Science Buildings & Multi-Family Housing
Deadline: 11/1/13

Mar/Apr: AIA MN Honor Awards& Landscape Architecture
Deadline: 1/3/14

May/June: Modern Homes & Residential Homes
Deadline: 2/28/14
Click here to download the "Coming Soon & In Place" advertising form.

July/Aug: Libraries s& Residential Feature
Deadline: 5/2/14

Sept/Oct: Homes by Architects Tour & Commercial Interiors
Deadline: 7/7/14

Nov/Dec: Performance Halls & Restaurants
Deadline: 9/5/14




Jan/Feb: Consulting Engineers
Deadline: 10/25/13

Mar/Apr: AIA Landscape Architecture Firms
Deadline: 12/27/13

May/June: AIA MN Firm Directory & Consultant’s Directory
Deadline: 2/21/14
Click here to download the "Consultants Directory Listing" form

July/Aug: Renovation, Remodeling, Restoration
Deadline: 4/25/14
Click here to download the directory form.

Sept/Oct: Interior Architecture/Interior Design
Deadline: 6/27/14

Nov/Dec: General Contractors
Deadline: 8/30/14



Contact Pam Nelson to reserve your space at or 612-338-6763

Publication Date
Published two weeks prior to the issue month, (i.e. May/June issue published mid April.)

Advertising Specifications

Architecture Minnesota is printed on a web press on 60# white, coated stock. Covers are 100# Aero. The magazine is perfect bound and ink is soy-based. ADS MUST BE READY FOR PLACEMENT (ad is complete/no prepress).  Ad files not prepared correctly and according to the specifications will be returned.  Any time needed to correct ads by Architecture Minnesota will incur an added fee of $250.

ACCEPTED FILE FORMATS (no exceptions):
MAC format*  Adobe (InDesign, Illustrator,Photoship), QuarkXpress and PDFs.  If sending original files, be sure to include all images and fonts used.  If sending a PDF from QuarkXpress file, it must be made with AcrobatDistiller only (not exported directly).  All images must be 300 dpi and CMYK color saved as TIFF or EPS and color corrected.  175-line screen with overall maximum density of all colors not to exceed 280%.  Black and white EPS or TIFF files in grayscale mode.  *If you are using a PC send a PDF with fonts.

ACCEPTED FONTS (no exceptions)

Postscript Type 1 or Type 3.  No TrueType fonts. Use stylized fonts, not menu-styled fonts for bold, italic or bold italic type.  All fonts used in art files (EPS and TIFF) must be converted to outlines.  Include all printer and screen fonts with all digital files.Embed all fonts when creating a PDF.

EPS only.  Avoid rotation and cropping of images in layout programs. Do not nest EPS files in other EPS files. All color must be CMYK. 

CD - All ads provided should be accompanied by a
print-out at 100% for size and color verification.  List file format, fonts and color specs on a separate sheet of paper.  Label with client name, contact name, phone, email address and issue (ex. Mar/Apr 08).  If CD is to be returned, please list address.  

EMAIL – Send PDF to with client name if appropriate.

We do not accept ads with Spot, Pantone/PMS, RGB color or JPEG images and images below 300 dpi (such as from a website – 72 dpi). Ads with crop, registration, trim/bleed or similar printer’s marks will not be accepted.  Ad artwork files should be free of any printer’s marks, even if outside of the bleed area.

SEND INSERTION ORDERS, CDs (include 1 print-out) to Pam Nelson, Sales Director, Architecture MN, 275 Market Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405 or

Advertisement Sizes (w x h)         

AIA MN Firms Note:  Sizes may vary for Coming Soon & In Place section.  Call for info.

Trim size                                    9 x 11                                       

Full page                        8.0625 x 9.9375 (leave .3125 from trim on all sides for live area)
Full page bleed – 9 x 11 trim          9.25 x 11.25 file size        
2/3 page vertical                  5.25 x 9.9375
1/2 page horizontal                8.0625 x 4.8125
1/3 page box                     5.25 x 4.812
1/3 page vertical                  2.5 x 9.9375                 
1/6 vertical                      2.5 x 4.812
Spread                         17.375 x 9.9375 (Do not run text across the gutter.)
Spread bleeds – 18 x 11 trim        18.25 x 11.25 file size

To reserve your ad - call Pam Nelson at 612-338-6763 x214 or