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The Committee on the Environment is to accelerate the Minnesota architecture community’s implementation of sustainable design, and to shape and advocate for policies that meet the urgent need for climate action, environmental justice, and a regenerative future. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design and building science and performance. Join us to: 

  • Learn how to speak to legislators and help shape AIA Minnesota’s climate action-oriented policy work;
  • Expand your skills in sustainable design and environmental justice;
  • Strengthen and learn from our network of sustainable design subject matter experts; and 
  • Share our vision of a sustainable future with clients and the public.

Join the COTE mailing list to get 1-2 emails per month with information on monthly meetings and upcoming events. 


Upcoming Industry Events

Adaptive Reuse Excellence: Models to Define Value
Wednesday, September 29
Presented by the AIA Committee on Design
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Legal Risks of Failing to Consider Climate Change in Design Beyond Code Compliance
Thursday, September 30
Presented by AIA Orange County
Learn more »

Hosting an event of interest to COTE members? Complete this form to be added to the AIA Minnesota website! Please tag your event to the kCOTE committee to appear on this page.

View our Charter.

Co-chairs: Marco Vincent, Assoc. AIA, and Simona Fischer, AIA
Chair-elect: Thea Rozenbergs, AIA
Staff liaison: Deanna Christiansen, Hon. AIA MN and Sheri Hansen
Meeting date: Second Friday of the month, 12:00 pm