The American Institute of Architects Minnesota, founded in 1892, is the professional association for architects in the state of Minnesota. As a state component of AIA National, with three local chapters, AIA Minnesota has nearly 2,300 members and a staff of eight professionals. AIA Minnesota provides services to all chapters, produces a regional convention, publishes the award-winning magazine Architecture MN, lobbies on behalf of the profession at the state legislature, and delivers continuing education to all members.

Strategic Issues

AIA Minnesota has identified three key messages in order to communicate the value architects bring to their clients and the public.

Advocacy: Architects advocate for their clients and communities and lead the design and delivery process with vision, skill, experience, and passion.

Transformation: Architects transform the needs and aspirations of people through design solutions that evolve and enhance homes, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

Envisioning: Architects envision new possibilities and invent the future with expertise and collaboration.

Download the 2016 AIA Minnesota Strategic Direction document (PDF)