LSDR #30
February 23-24, 2018

Fitger’s Inn, Duluth, Minnesota


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!  


2018 Speakers — four confirmed, two to go!

Billie Faircloth, AIA – partner, Kieran Timberlake
Leads a transdisciplinary group of professionals leveraging research, design, and problem-solving processes from fields as diverse as environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and architecture.

Kao Kalia Yang – author, activist, teacher
Author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016).

Mary Anne Wise – co-founder, Cultural Cloth
Esteemed American textile artist, curator and visionary advocate for indigenous textile traditions.

Amy Thielen – chef, writer, TV cook
Author of The New Midwestern Table (Clarkson Rotter/Publishers, 2013) and Give a Girl a Knife (Deckle Edge, 2017).


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

LSDR Past Speakers for a list of past speakers.


For more info contact:

Deanna Christiansen.