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

After a hiatus in 2018, The 2019 Heritage Preservation Award call for entries will be issued in early January 2019.  The Awards Celebration will be on Thursday evening, February 28th, 2019.  Award categories will include preservation projects, additions to historic structures, new construction in historic districts, advocacy, and leadership.  A new category this year is the preservation gem – recognition of a small project or detail that exhibits exceptional craft, adherence to preservation standards, and tells a good story.  Look for opportunities to nominate projects and people for a revamped preservation awards program at the beginning of 2019!

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 the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards. 

Merit Awards

The Merit Awards recognize projects by AIA Minneapolis architects that tell a story of excellence beyond design, public interest design, and the variety of forces that shape a building.

View the 2017 Merit Award Press Release.
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. Event is limited to 288 golfers, taken on a first come basis.
Deadline is July 6 for sponsors & July 13 for golfers.

Click here for golfer registration.

Click here for sponsor 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.