Make a difference in rural Minnesota communities by volunteering your time and expertise.

For those wishing to volunteer for MDT, learn more at the “Events/Programs” page.

The Minnesota Design Team (MDT) has been around since 1983. Its multidisciplinary teams have worked with more than 130 rural communities helping them to improve their built environments. Continuing Education Units are available for team visits. Join us each month if you are seeking good fellowship, fun, and an opportunity to do something that makes a difference.

Read the great Initiative Foundation article on how AIA Minnesota’s Minnesota Design Team is helping shape the future of downtown Princeton! Read more about MDT’s visit in 2018 to North Brand.


Interested in having an MDT visit? Start with this information sheet to for an introduction to MDT and the visit process.

Next, learn more in depth on the “Community Information” page or download the Community Workbook.

Program Leadership

Co-chairs: Katie Kangas, AIA and Hans Muessig, Allied AIA MN
Co-chair elect:
Beth Evanson Makhoul, AIA
Staff Liaison:
 Ann Mayhew
Meeting date: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 4:30–5:30 pm
Read the committee charter.