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MINNEAPOLIS, November 16, 2017 - The American Institute of Architects - Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) honored thirteen projects with 2017 Honor Awards. The awards were announced today at the AIA Minnesota Conference on Architecture. The Honor Awards recognize outstanding architecture designed by AIA Minnesota members and member architecture firms.

87 projects were submitted in 2017, and were evaluated in five categories: architecture; interiors; renovation and restoration; and urban design and master planning. Entries are evaluated by three internationally-renowned architects for their degree of design invention, attention to detail, advancement of sustainable design and other factors.

The 2017 Honor Awards jury included Wendell Burnette, FAIA, founder of Wendell Burnette Architects, Phoenix, Arizona; Mimi Hoang, AIA, principal of nARCHITECTS and adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, New York City; and Hao Ko, AIA, design director for the architecture practice at Gensler, San Francisco, California.

Honor Award recipients will receive their awards at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Dinner on December 8, 2017 at International Market Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more about the Honor Awards here.

2017 Honor Award Recipients:

Project name: Deloia
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Client: Linda Deloia
Firm of record: Salmela Architect
Project partners: Travis Van Liere Studio (landscape architect); Meyer Borgman Johnson (structural engineer); and Rod & Sons Carpentry, Inc. (general contractor)
Photo credit: Corey Gaffer

Project name: Faulkner Performing Arts Center
Location: University of Arkansas; Fayetteville, Arkansas
Client: University of Arkansas
Firm of record: HGA Architects and Engineers
Project partners: Allison + Partners (associate architect); Manhattan Construction Company (construction contractor); Jaffe Holden Acoustics, Inc. (acoustics/AV); Schuler Shook, Inc. (theater); Development Consultants (civil engineer); TME Consulting Engineers (MEP/fire protection); and Cromwell Architects Engineers (energy)
Photo credit: Paul Crosby

Project name: Huss Center for the Performing Arts
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Client: St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Firm of record: HGA Architects and Engineers
Project partners: McGough Construction Co., Inc. (general contractor); NTH (owner’s representative); HGA Architects and Engineers (structural engineer, civil engineer); Michaud Cooley Erickson (mechanical engineer, lighting designer); Schuler Shook (lighting designer, theater); and Acoustic Distinctions (acoustics)
Photo credit: Richard Brine

Project name: Hyytinen Cabin
Location: St. Louis County, Minnesota
Client: Shelly Hyytinen
Firm of record: Salmela Architect
Project partners: Rod & Sons Carpentry, Inc. (general contractor); and Meyer Borgman Johnson (structural engineer)
Photo credit: Paul Crosby

Project name: La Mesita
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Client: San Pablo Etla
Firm of record: Locus Architecture with RAW Workshop
Photo credit: Paul Neseth

Project name: Lofts at Mayo Park
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Client: Helen Roland, GFP Trust
Firm of record: Snow Kreilich Architects
Project partners: Meyer Borgman Johnson (structural engineer); Coen + Partners (landscape architecture); Pierce Pini + Associates (civil engineering); J-Berd Mechanical Contractors, Inc. (mechanical, plumbing and fire protection); Berd Electric (electrical engineers); and Welsh Construction (general contractor)
Photo credit: Corey Gaffer

Project name: Mill Street Parking Structure
Location: Wayzata, Minnesota
Client: City of Wayzata
Firm of record: HGA Architects and Engineers
Project partners: Adolfson & Peterson Construction (general contractor); TEGRA Group (owner’s representative); and Walker Parking Consultants (parking consultant)
Photo credit: Peter J. Sieger

Project name: Minnesota State Capitol—Restoration
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Client: State of Minnesota
Firm of record: HGA Architects and Engineers
Project partners: JE Dunn Construction (construction manager at risk); CPMI, Inc. (owner’s project representative); MOCA (owner’s program manager); Schooley Caldwell Associates (historic design and planning); Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (stone and copper technical); Roof Spec, Inc. (roof consultants); Luken Architecture, PA (HSR support and historic hardware); VDA, Inc. (elevator) Schuler Shook (chamber lighting design); Summit Fire Protection (fire sprinkler and code review support); Rozin Security Consulting LLC (security evaluation and report); GA Design Architecture and Planning (BIM and architectural support); Elert & Associates (DAS system); ESI Engineering (acoustics); William Seale (historian); Salmi Wayfinding (signage consultant); and LV Engineering LLC (schematic plumbing design)
Photo credit: Paul Crosby

Project name: Q Wood and Steel
Location: Togo, Minnesota
Client: Ahles/Hill
Firm of record: Kara Hill Studio
Project partners: Nelson Wood Products; ADT Contracting, LLC; and SteelMaster Buildings
Photo credit: Loren Ahles

Project name: Ramsey County Library—Shoreview
Location: Shoreview, Minnesota
Client: Ramsey County Libraries
Firm of record: HGA Architects and Engineers
Project partners: Adolfson & Peterson Construction (general contractor); and ESI Engineering (acoustician)
Photo credit: Paul Crosby

Project name: Straight River Northbound Safety Rest Area
Location: Owatonna, Minnesota
Client: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Firm of record: Snow Kreilich Architects
Project partners: MBJ/Murphy Curran (structural engineering); Stantec Consulting Services (civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering); Coen + Partners (landscape architects); HZ United, LLC (noise analysis); Braun (geothermal consultant); CPMI (cost estimating); The Joseph Company, Inc. (general contractor); Heselton Construction, LLC (earthwork); Evenson Concrete Systems, Inc. (concrete); MG McGrath Architectural Surfaces (metal panel); Twin City Tile and Marble Company (ceramic tile); Ford Metro, Inc. (storefront and doors); Viracon (custom-fitted glass); Wausau (site furniture); Landscape Structures, Inc. (play equipment); Hoffman & McNamara Co. (landscape contractor); and Prairie Restorations, Inc. (prairie plantings)
Photo credit: Corey Gaffer

Project name: Walker Art Center Expansion
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Client: Walker Art Center
Firm of record: HGA Architects and Engineers
Project partners: M.A. Mortenson Co. (general contractor); HGA Architects and Engineers (structural engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, civil engineer, landscape architect); Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design (lighting designer); Inside Outside (landscape architect); and Water In Motion, Inc. (irrigation designer)
Photo credit: Paul Crosby

Project name: Wayzata Residence
Location: Wayzata, Minnesota
Client: Confidential
Firm of record: Snow Kreilich Architects
Project partners: Ericksen Roed & Associates, Inc. (project consultant); and Welch Forsman Associates, Inc. (contractor)
Photo credit: Paul Crosby

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