The Minneapolis Chapter of AIA Minnesota hosts several events throughout the year to bring members together for networking and recognition. They include monthly luncheons, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards, the Merit Awards, the annual Golf Outing, Bowling Nite, and various charrettes.

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards

AIA Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, and Preserve Minneapolis,  annually recognize projects, individuals, and organizations that celebrate the heritage and historic character of Minneapolis.

Categories of nomination:

  • Historic Restoration, Rehabilitation, or Adaptive Reuse
  • New Addition to a Historic Building
  • New Construction within a Historic District
  • Grassroots: Advocacy & Education
  • The Steve Murray Award

Projects are judged based on their careful attention to the quality of design, architecture, workmanship, and materials, as well as their positive impact on surrounding neighborhoods and community. 

View the 2017 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards press release.
View the 2016 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards press release.
View the 2015 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards Press release.

Learn more about nominating a building project, individual, and/or organization. 

Merit Awards

The Merit Awards are bestowed to projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, reflecting the variety of forces that shape a building.

View the 2016 Merit Award Press Release.
View the 2015 Merit Awards Press Release.
View the 2014 Merit Awards Press Release.

Learn more about the Merit Awards.

AIA Minneapolis Golf Outing

Our annual golf outing will be on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Majestic Oaks Golf Club. It is a great day of golf followed by an enjoyable dinner and banquet with lots of prizes! The golf tournament raises money for the Minnesota Architectural Foundation. 

Registration for golfers and sponsors will be available soon. Check back here for online registration.

Contact Pam Nelson for information.

AIA Minneapolis Bowling Nite

The AIA Minneapolis Chapter Bowling Nite this year will take place on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at Bryant Lake Bowl in South Minneapolis. Check in will begin at 5:30pm with bowling starting promptly at 6pm. Sign up as an individual or in groups up to a team of 6. The event is limited to 48 people.

The per person fee includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, taco bar, and appetizers, and trophies for the winners! Cash bar. Organized by AIA Minneapolis Chapter Strike Force 2018.

Register to participate >

See 2017 bowling photos on AIA Minneapolis Facebook.