Through its annual Special Awards program, AIA Minnesota seeks to encourage, stimulate, and recognize exceptional contributions that improve the quality of our physical environment made by individuals and organizations that are outside of the architectural profession. AIA Minnesota recognizes these contributions because architecture is a collaborative effort that relies on the talents and commitment of many individuals working together to achieve common goals.

The 2014 AIA Minnesota Special Award recipients are:

John Carmody, a Senior Fellow in the University of Minnesota, College of Design
Gunter Dittmar, retired as Emeritus from the University of Minnesota
Prashant Kharkar, retired Hennepin County Planning & Project Development Division Manager
The Mortenson Construction Company

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These four recipients received their Special Awards at the 2014 Awards Dinner in December of 2014. Learn more about the reception.