The mission of the Residential Architecture Committee is to increase public awareness of the value of working with an AIA Minnesota architect in all phases of design and construction and provide a forum to elevate the practice of residential architecture.

The committee also plans and organizes awards and feature programs throughout the year in partnership with the Star Tribune as a way to engage with the public, and works with several municipalities in the Twin Cities area on their home revitalization programs.

The residential architecture committee is a member of the AIA CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) Knowledge Community. Click here to access the CRAN community website.

How can AIA Minnesota and its partners help publicize your residential projects, staff, and firm? Watch a recording of the Residential Architecture Publicity Opportunities Overview from January 17, 2024, here »

Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Get your tickets now for the annual Home of the Month event, this year on Wednesday, May 1, at Glass House in Minneapolis.
— Volunteers needed for the annual home design consultations on May 1, 4, and 7. Learn more & sign up »
— Mark your calendar for the 2024 Homes by Architects Tour, in person on September 28 & 29 and online September 28–October 13.

Awards & Programs

— Open for submissions: 2024 Homes by Architects Tour »
— Home of the Month program submissions are closed for 2024.
— Residential Architect of Distinction Award are closed for 2024.
— 2024 Residential Emerging Architect Award are closed to 2024.

2024 Programming Calendar*

Download a PDF version here »
*subject to change

Jan. 2
Jan. 15
Jan. 17

Jan. 29

Committee meeting
Home of the Month (HOTM) & Homes by Architects Tour submissions open (HBAT)
AIA Minnesota Residential Architecture Publicity Opportunities Overview virtual info meeting (register here)
Residential Emerging Architect Award & Residential Architect of Distinction Awards open; MSP Home Tour submissions close

Feb. 6

Committee meeting

Mar. 5
Mar. 15

Mar. 22

Committee meeting
Residential Emerging Architect Award & Residential Architect of Distinction Awards submissions close
HOTM submissions close

Apr. 2
Apr. 19
Apr. 27 & 28
Apr. 29–May 10

Committee meeting
HBAT submissions close
MSP Home Tour

Committee reviews & provides feedback on HBAT submissions

May 1
May 4
May 7
May 7
May 23 (tentative)

HOTM panel & winner announcement & homeowner consultations – in-person at Glass House 
In-person homeowner consultations
Committee meeting
Virtual homeowner consultations
Info meeting for HBAT participating firms

June 4

July 2

Committee meeting

Committee meeting

Aug. 2
Aug. 6
End of August

HBAT tickets on sale
Committee meeting
Info meeting for HBAT participating firms

Sept. 3
Sept. 21 & 22
Sept. 21–Oct. 6

Committee meeting
Homes by Architects Tour (in-person weekend)
Homes by Architects Tour (virtual tour)

Oct. 1

Nov. 5
Nov. 11–13

Dec. 3

Committee meeting

Committee meeting
A’24 MN: AIA Minnesota Conference

Committee meeting

Lance Premeau, Allied AIAMN and Rachel Alexander, Assoc. AIA
Co-chair elect: Meghan Kell, AIA
Staff liaison: Ann Mayhew
Meeting date: First Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm