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.

Submit now to the Homes by Architects Tour

Submissions for the 2022 Homes by Architects Tour are now open. View the Call for Entries here.

2022 Programming Calendar

February 1

Committee meeting

March 1
March 11

Committee meeting
Residential Emerging Talent Award submission deadline

April 1
April 5
April 8

Home of the Month submission deadline
Committee meeting
Homes by Architects Tour (HBAT) submission deadline

May 3
May 5
Late May

Committee meeting – HBAT submissions review
Home of the Month event and homeowner consultations
Virtual information session for HBAT participating architects

June 7

Committee meeting

July 12

Committee meeting

August 2
August 5
Committee meeting
Homes by Architects Tour tickets on sale

September 6
September 17–18
September 17–October 2

Committee meeting
2022 Homes by Architects Tour (In-Person Weekend)
2022 Homes by Architects Tour (Virtual Tour)

October 4

Nov 1

Dec 6

Committee meeting

Committee meeting

Committee meeting



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