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  • 2012 Unauthorized Design - West Side FlatsCharrette
  • 2012 AIA Saint Paul Prize winner: Mark Stankey, Assoc. AIA, Target Corporation
  • 2013 Annual St. Paul Heritage Preservation Awards Reception. Tom Nelson, a principal with Ironton Asset Fund. (Photo: Matt M. Johnson)

Food for Thought

Friday, April 25 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Bang Brewing, 2320 Capp Road, Saint Paul

Geoff Warner of Alchemy Architects and Michael Roehr of RoehrSchmitt Architecture will review their process and what they learned during the design of various microbrew facilities. The brewery will be open for the attendees after the presentation. RSVP by April 23 to Angie McKinley

2014 Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Award

Tuesday, May 20, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. St. Paul City Hall, Lower Level Concourse & Rm 40, 15 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul
The Heritage Preservation Commission of the City of Saint Paul and AIA Saint Paul are once again co-sponsoring the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards to recognize projects, individuals, and organizations, that enhance and celebrate Saint Paul’s cultural resources. The 2014 award recipients will be presented at this reception on May 20. RSVP by Monday, May 12 at http://2014stphpa.eventbrite.com

2013 Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Award

The Heritage Preservation Commission of the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects co-sponsored the twenty-third annual Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards to recognize projects, individuals and organizations that enhance and celebrate Saint Paul’s cultural resources.

The 2013 St. Paul Heritage Preservation Awards recipients include:

  • Organization: Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave.
  • Stewardship: Dwight and Clara Watson House, 402 Hall Ave.
  • Stewardship: Church of the Assumption, 51 W. Seventh St.
  • Professional: Bob Hengelfelt and Luiz Vinholi
  • Rehabilitation: Ward 6 Food & Drink, 858 Payne Ave.
  • Adaptive reuse: C&E Lofts, 2402 W. University Ave.

Click here to download the article in Finance & Commerce.

2012 Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards

The 2012 awards were presented at an evening event as part of a month-long celebration during National Preservation Month on May 15, 2012. To watch a video of the event click here. Download the press release here.


Unauthorized Design Charrette
The Unauthorized Design Charrette gives the profession an opportunity to influence public debate about what to build. This is our opportunity to showcase the talents of architects by being seen in public creating and re-creating solutions for people who generally have little idea how design happens. There are no age or experience requirements. Teams must include at least one AIA Minnesota member from any chapter. Offices have used Unauthorized Design to build team spirit and friends have re-connected through the charrette.

2012 Unauthorized Design Event - West Side Flats
The charette on June 2, 2012, focused on the West Side Flats Riverfront area which is home to multiple proposals and soon be the subject of an official site plan RFP. Participates took the opportunity to lend their ‘unofficial’ voice to kick-start the vision and voice possibilities for a 21st Century Model of a working riverfront. The charette included short background presentations, great networking, and pure design time.

2011 Unauthorized Design
The AIA Saint Paul Chapter hosted the 2011 Unauthorized Design Competition on June 4 at the old West Publishing Building. This year, AIA Saint Paul selected the Ramsey County Jail in downtown St. Paul as the focus for this annual charrette.
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The AIA Saint Paul has leadership opportunities available. If you want to spark up your resume' and join a great group of people planning the events for architects, consider becoming a leader or participating in a committee, charrette or other event. See the Chapter Committee page, contact the committee chair or staff liaison for more information, or fill out and return the Member Profile. For events, please contact the organizer or board member to get more information.