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 nine 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.


Advancing a vital profession, vibrant communities, and architecture that endures.

Core Values





Strategic Priorities

These priorities are deeply interrelated, and our approaches will reflect this. Making progress requires attention to how each priority influences and supports the others.

Build and mentor the profession

from first introduction through every stage of career success, with a priority on expanding access and reflecting the demographics of the broader Minnesota population. 

Make architecture accessible, understandable, and highly valued

engagement to grow awareness of and appreciation for the process, outcomes, and importance of the profession among the general public and key influencers.

Take immediate, bold action to address climate change

drive wide-scale adoption of sustainable, resilient, and regenerative design solutions for human and ecological health.

Foster equity, belonging, and agency for women, people of color, and other marginalized groups

in the built environment, the profession of architecture, and the state and local chapters of AIA in Minnesota.