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

For those wishing to volunteer for MDT, learn more at the “Events/Programs” page.

The Minnesota Design Team (MDT) has been around since 1983. Its multidisciplinary teams have worked with more than 130 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.

Read the great Initiative Foundation article on how AIA Minnesota’s Minnesota Design Team is helping shape the future of downtown Princeton!

Join us for the upcoming visit to Silver Bay, Minnesota on May 20–21, 2022! Click here to learn more.


Interested in having an MDT visit? Start with this information sheet to for an introduction to MDT and the visit process.

Next, learn more in depth on the “Community Information” page or download the Community Workbook.

Program Leadership

Co-chairs: Stephan Roos, Allied AIAMN, and Katie Kangas, AIA
Co-chair Elect: Hans Muessig, Allied AIAMN
Staff Liaison:
 Ann Mayhew
Meeting date: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 4:30–5:30 pm