town hall




AIA Minnesota Presents the Fifth Annual Town Hall Forum


Monday, May 17, 2010
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
International Market Square, Studio 185
275 Market Street, Minneapolis
RSVP: info@aia-mn.org


In the face of our profession’s challenges, we have not been complacent. During this event, Rich Varda, FAIA, AIA Minnesota President (pictured at right), will give an overview of The Recovery Task Force. The task force is a group of AIA leaders with lengthy and valued experience who have been meeting and working with a project team from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Our goal is to better understand the challenges of the next few years and also for the next decade so that the AIA and our members can best develop new strategies for success.

Following this overview, we will spend about 30 minutes reviewing the Carlson School report, the new AIA Strategic Plan and the AIA MN Strategic Plan. Chris McEntee, the CEO of AIA national (pictured at right), will attend and provide her viewpoint. Time will be reserved for discussion of the issues at each table and then reports back to the larger group.

We want to hear your observations and ideas for where the profession is headed as the recovery evolves and ways in which AIA Minnesota may continue to serve member needs in the future. At 5:30 we will break for an informal reception where we can continue our discussions and enjoy the fellowship of our architectural community.


Refreshments will be provided by HGA and Target.

For directions see the IMS web site. Parking is free and available on the North, South and East sides of the building.

There is no fee for this program, but an RSVP to info@aia-mn.org is required.