AIA Minnesota is following guidance from national and state public health experts regarding reducing risk related to the novel Coronavirus. AIA Minnesota has shifted to virtual approaches for all meetings, seminars, events and for staffing of operations. The office will be closed, and staff will remain available, answering calls and email and conducting meetings remotely.
Staff will be working remotely throughout the office closure; they can be reached using their regular phone numbers and email addresses. For general assistance, call us at 612-338-6763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are developing workarounds and revised processes related to on-site activities, such as processing of contract document orders, mail for affiliate organizations, receipt of Rapson Fellowship Competition boards, etc. Please check the website regularly for updates as this situation continues to develop.
In late March and early April, AIA Minnesota staff completed 17 Town Hall meetings with different segments of AIA Minnesota members and partners. To view notes from these Town Hall meetings, visit this webpage to request a password.
Minneapolis Federal Reserve Surveys
The Minneapolis Federal Reserve is surveying construction industry businesses every two weeks to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic health of the state. These reports synthesize those responses.
Construction IMPACT: How COVID-19 is Silencing the Shovels (March 27)
COVID-19 and the Fog of Uncertainty (April 14)
Health and Safety Resources
Visit the Health and Safety tab to get guidance from international, national, and Minnesota experts, as well as to view the latest stay-at-home orders from the Governor’s office.
Visit the Business Tools tab to gain insights into federal and state financial assistance tools, and to learn from private sector partners about the best ways to take advantage of available resources.
Architecture Industry Resources
Visit the Architecture Industry tab of this webpage for resources specific to practicing architects during the COVID-19 crisis.
AIA National has been hard at work on resources to help you weather this crisis. Visit the AIA Resources tab to view videos, presentations, and documents produced by AIA.
Remote Work Resources
Minnesota architects are now completing nearly all of their work remotely. The Remote Work tab contains resources to help make remote work, as individuals and teams, go more smoothly.
If you have additional ideas for how AIA Minnesota or the local chapters can be helpful to you as a member during this time, do not hesitate to share them. We will consider every idea and respond based on the resources we are able to marshal.