The Special Award is an award category that has become an increasingly important part of the overall awards program. AIA Minnesota finds there is a strong need to encourage, stimulate, and recognize exceptional contributions of individuals and organizations that operate outside of the field of architecture who improve the quality of our physical environment.

2016 Special Awards

Award submissions deadline is noon CDT on Friday, June 24.

AIA Minnesota is currently implementing an online submission software. Going forward, all AIA Minnesota award submissions will be online. The Special Awards online entry should be available by Thursday, May 26. Check back here to find the submission link.

2015 Special Award Recipients

(Pictured above top to bottom; left to right)
Paul Crosby, architectural photographer, Crosby Photography
Roger Cummings, visual artist, Juxtaposition Arts
Doreen Frost, executive director, Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID
Leon Satkowski, professor emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
Lorelee Wederstrom, director of facilities and capital planning, University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center
Stephen Weeks, AIA, associate professor emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota

Download the press release.

Questions? Contact Mary Larkin

Past Special Award Recipients

Download a list of past Special Award recipients.