Make a difference in rural Minnesota communities by volunteering your time and expertise.

The Minnesota Design Team (MDT) is an AIA Minnesota committee that has been around since 1983. Its multidisciplinary teams have worked with more than 100 rural communities helping them to improve their built environments. Continuing Education Units are available for team visits. Join us each month if you are seeking good fellowship, fun, and an opportunity to do something that makes a difference.

Download the MDT informational brochure.

Communities interested in learning more about applying for an MDT visit to your area, learn more at the “Community Information” page or download the Community Workbook.

For those wishing to participate in MDT as a visit team member, learn more at the “Members & Programs” page.

Co-chairs: Melissa Ekman, AIA, and Samantha Crosby
Staff liaison: Mary Larkin
Meeting date: Second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at AIA Minnesota