AIA Minnesota is pleased to announce that Eric Odor, AIA, LEED, AP, is the recipient of the 2018 Architect of Distinction Award.

Odor is currently a managing partner at SALA Architects, Ltd. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English before pursuing an architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. Outside of his work on residential projects, Odor has experience in commercial, corporate and institutional arenas in Minnesota, Michigan and California. His work has been featured frequently in the Star Tribune’s “Home of the Month” series and has been awarded RAVE awards.

The jury felt Odor’s residential designs demonstrated his ability to work nimbly in a variety of architectural styles, expertly applying a touch of whimsy when called for. They applauded Odor’s “super creative way of creating space with well-executed details.”

The jury for this award included Christine Albertsson, AIA, Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd.; Jody McGuire, AIA, SALA Architects; Jacob Mans, University of Minnesota School of Architecture; and Chris Lee, editor with Midwest Home magazine.

Mr. Odor and the recipient of the Emerging Talent of the Year Award will be recognized in the April/May 2018 issue of Midwest Home magazine and at an event hosted by the magazine at Martha O’Hara Interiors on April 4.

The Architect of Distinction Award is given annually to an architect licensed for at least 15 years who demonstrates a mastery of architecture through design, craft and materials and who has made significant contributions to the advancement of residential design. The program is a partnership with Greenspring Media, publisher of Midwest Home magazine.


Past Award Recipients

2017 Christine Albertsson, AIA
2016 Mark Larson, AIA
2015 Dale Mulfinger, FAIA
2014 Katherine Hillbrand, AIA
2013 Rosemary McMonigal, FAIA
2012 Sarah Nettleton, AIA
2011 Julie Snow, FAIA
2010 Tom Ellison, AIA
2009 Tim Alt, AIA
2008 Dan Nepp, AIA
2007 Tom Meyer, FAIA
2006 Kelly Davis, AIA
2005 Charles Stinson, AIA
2004 David Salmela, FAIA