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  • AnnVoda, AIA and Jon Buggy, AIA, presenting Kris Pedersen, AIA, with the Presidential Citation
  • 2013 Golf Outing First Place Team

Ann Voda, AIA, Jon Buggy, AIA,2013 Golf Outing - First Place Team
and Kris Pederson, AIA
Thursday Night Draughting Club
3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

Come hang out, shoot the breeze, and unwind!


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AIA Northern Minnesota 2014 Board of Directors


President * Christopher Raimann, AIA
Kuepers, Inc.
14643 Edgewood Dr, Suite 115
Baxter, MN 56425

President-Elect *Ryan Samsa, AIA
CF Design, Ltd
230 E Superior St, Suite 102
Duluth, MN 55802

Past President* Kevin Holm, AIA
LHB, Inc.
21 West Superior Street, Suite 500
Duluth, MN 55802

Secretary (1st Year) Gregory Cooper, AIA
11 E Superior St, Suite 340
Duluth, MN 55802

Treasurer Ron Stanius, AIA
11 East Superior Street, Suite 340
Duluth, MN 55802

Chapter Directors (5)

Stacey Harter, AIA
Architecture Advantage, LLP
1434 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55805

Aaron Kelly, AIA
LHB, Inc.
21 West Superior Street, Ste. 500
Duluth, MN 55802

Kristoffer Pederson, AIA
5573 North Tischer Road
Duluth, MN 55804

Ben Olson, AIA
Meyer Group
130 West Superior St., Ste. 410
Duluth, MN 55802

Tari Rayala, AIA
City of Duluth
1532 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55806

Associate Directors (2)

Caralyn Stevens, Assoc. AIA
LHB, Inc.
21 W Superior Street, Suite 500
Duluth, MN 55802

Jessica Derynck, Assoc. AIA
DSGW Architects
2 W 1st St, Ste 201
Duluth, MN 55802

Student Representative

Jennifer Cunningham
4201 Braddock Trail
Saint Paul, MN 55123

Executive Director Beverly Hauschild-Baron, Hon. AIA
AIA Minnesota
275 Market Street, Suite 54
Minneapolis, MN 55405

* AIA Minnesota Directors (2 total)

2012 AIA COTE Award
Congratulations to David Salmela, FAIA, who was awarded the AIA COTE Award for the UMD Bagley Classroom Building by the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) and its Top Ten Green Projects. Salmela will be recognized with an AIA/COTE award certificate and acknowledged in the national press, on the AIA Web site, and at the AIA National Convention in Washington, DC in May.


2012 AIA Northern Minnesota Scholarship Award
Congratulations to Will Adams, first year graduate student at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, School of Architecture. He is the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by AIA Northern Minnesota!


AIA Northern Minnesota Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 18 North Shore Scenic Railroad & Duluth Grill

The 2012 AIA Northern Minnesota Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, October 18.Members enjoyed a ride on North Shore Scenic Railroad followed by an evening at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, featuring tours and dinner catered by the Duluth Grill. Guest speaker was Ken Buhler, presenting “The History of the Depot and Stories of the Railroads That Built Northern Minnesota."


AIA Brainerd Board Meeting & Golf Outing
AIA Minnesota and AIA Northern Chapter Joint Meeting

All enjoyed the AIA Northern Minnesota Chapter joint board meeting and a day of learning, fun, and socializing at Cragun’s Resort and Legacy Golf Courses on the celebrated Gull Lake in Brainerd.

AIA Northern Celebrated 60 years in 2008
60th Celebration Event
The American Institute of Architects Northern Chapter, AIA Northern’s 60-year history is marked with influential voices working to strengthen our communities, remember our past and design for our future. We have helped recognize and preserve our region’s historic architecture, provided education within our schools, preserved our waterways and promoted the benefits of careful planning and good design. Through our efforts, we have successfully minimized the impact of development along our waterways, sought ways to further energy efficient design and construction practices, developed and taught curriculum in our area schools and assisted many community and non-profit organizations in the initial planning stages of their projects. Our celebration is one for the entire community. Thank you to all that were able to attend the Wednesday, June 25th event at the Sheraton in Duluth.

Gas Station 50th Anniversary Celebration Event
The Frank Lloyd Wright designed gas station in Cloquet, Minnesota, held an event on August 7, 2008 where community could come together to enjoy food and beverages, tours of the station, photo ppportunities, a 1950’s Classic Car Show and Contes, atttendants in historic costume, gas at 1950’s prices, and a Cloquet Chamber Business After Hours event.

Earlier that day a symposium was held where Jennifer Webb, PHD Assistant Professor, Art History, UMD, defined the popular culture of the 50’s featuring examples of other gas stations or transportation structures; Wendy Johnson, Cloquet Pine Journal Publisher, moderated a discussion with the family on their experience working with Frank Lloyd Wright on the design of the Lindholm Gas Station; Tim Quigley, AIA, Past President of the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, Board of the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians, spoke on Frank Lloyd Wright his life and design philosophy; and Robert Pond, architect who worked with Wright on the design of the Lindholm Gas Station, talked about his personal experience working with Frank Lloyd Wright.

Sesquicentennial in 2007

In 2007, AIA Northern presented a three-part series addressing the role our waterways play in our area titled, Re-establishing Connections to Our Waterways. Community members, architects, planners and water resource specialists shared stories of the waterways’ history, our current connections and hopes for our waterways in the future. The series culminated in a charrette design process which developed policies outlining the responsibilities of communities and individuals towards maintaining this region’s outstanding water quality.

View the information for the three-part series, Re-establishing Connections to Our Waterways

Read the press release from the January 07event, The Streams Background and Past

Read the press release for the February 07 event, The Streams Present: Impacts of Actions and Developing Real Estate