The American Institute of Architects Minnesota’s (AIA Minnesota) Housing Advocacy Committee, which focuses on issues of affordable housing in Minnesota, will host the 31st Annual Search for Shelter Design Charrette.

What is it?

More than 60 volunteer architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and students, will spend a weekend creating pro bono solutions for up to ten design projects submitted by local affordable housing and/or homeless non-profit organizations.


The opening program on Friday kicks-off at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome and inspirational instruction.The weekend Charrette concludes at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, with presentations of the design teams’ work and along with recommendations for the participating agencies.

Media and public are welcome to attend the opening and concluding programs. Media may also observe the teams on Saturday with pre-approval.

Download the press release.

Learn more about the Charrette.