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February 24-25, 2017
Fitger’s Inn, Duluth, Minnesota

LSDR29_Brochure (pdf)

Click on the pdf above for details and a paper registration form.


What is the Lake Superior Design Retreat?

The Lake Superior Design Retreat is an annual winter weekend getaway in Duluth, Minnesota. Architects and others interested in design gather together at Fitger’s Inn to explore the corners of design with six invited design professionals who share their passion for their art and/or craft and discuss their creative stories. Past speakers have represented a variety of professions such as dancers, architects, journalists, sculptors, explorers, scientists, storytellers, photographers, singers, economists, engineers of many kinds and a diverse array of thinkers, designers and artists. This is an AIA Minnesota event unlike any other!  


A quick look at our 2017 speakers!

Diane Jones Allen, PhD, ASLA, PLA, principal landscape architect, DesignJones, LLC, New Orleans – think ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Matthew Baldwin, Advertising Arts, New York – think illustrator/painter turned DIGITAL

Brent Kelley, AIA, principal, Corgan, Los Angeles – think AIRPORTS

Mark Hansen, a founder of The North House Folk School – think MAKER

Lucie Amundsen, egg farmer, Locally Laid eggs – think ENTREPRENEUR

Mina Leierwood and Peter Schulze – think really big POLAR BEAR ON WHEELS


Click here for an LSDR testimonial by Bill Beyer, FAIA.

Click here for a list of past speakers.


For more info contact:

Deanna Christiansen.