After two years of a virtual “retreat,” the Lake Superior Design Retreat is going back to Duluth for an in-person event at Fitger’s Inn. Register now for this fan-favorite AIA Minnesota event!
The Lake Superior Design Retreat is an annual, winter weekend extravaganza in Duluth, Minnesota. Architects and those interested in design gather at the historic Fitger’s Inn along Lake Superior to explore the far corners of design with six invited creative design professionals who share their passion for their art and/or craft and discuss their creative stories.
— Maddy Bartsch (they/she), farmer, educator, and organizer of decentralized textile economies; cofounder and co-president of Three Rivers Fibershed
— Brian Grandison, actor, writer, director, and theater professor
— Julia Greer, a professor of materials science, mechanics, and medical engineering at CalTech and director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute, focused on “nano-architected” materials
— Peter Mui, founder of Fixit Clinic
— Ron Ramsay, creator of Agincourt, Iowa, and an associate professor of architecture at NDSU
— David Thomas, Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, manager of planning and design for Treaty #1, developing a 110-acre First Nation economic development zone in the City of Winnipeg
Read more about the speakers and their presentations here. Explore social opportunities and optional activities throughout the Retreat here.
Continuing Education: AIA Minnesota is a registered provider with the AIA Continuing Education System. We anticipate up to 6.0 Learning Unit/Hours will be approved for the 2023 Lake Superior Design Retreat.
AIA Northern Minnesota Student Scholarships: AIA Northern Minnesota is providing four (4) scholarships of $250 each to help offset the cost of attending the Retreat for students.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a NAAB-accredited architecture program and either be from the northern Minnesota region or have interest in moving there after graduation. Scholarship recipients will be expected to attend the Retreat in its entirety, write a 300-word essay afterward on their experience, and will be invited to an optional meet-and-greet with the AIA Northern Minnesota board of directors.
To be considered, please email Ann Mayhew by Friday, February 3 with the following information:
— Full name
— Year, program, and school
— Paragraph on your connection to northern Minnesota and/or your interest in moving there after graduation