For the second year, AIA Minnesota's Architecture in the Schools committee will host a booth at this day-long event on opening day of the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Organized by SciMathMN, AIA Minnesota joins more than 30 other organizations to offer hands-on activities for students and their families as a way to promote architecture as a valuable profession and show how architects utilize science, technology, math and engineering. We will engage thousands of youth and educators during the day, raising awareness about architecture as a profession and the value of the built environment.

The Architecture in the Schools committee has designed cardboard models of four iconic state fair buildings, which visitors can construct onsite or take home with them. We prepare nearly 900 models to give away during the event.

Can You Help?

Volunteers are needed to help prepare architectural model kits, cut model pieces at the University of Minnesota's Digital Fabrication lab, and staff the booth on the day of the event. Most volunteer opportunities require just a few hours of time, and some can be done at home. Please complete the form below to sign up for a task:


You will receive an e-mail following completion of the form with more details about the task(s) you selected.