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.

Awards & Programs Open for Submissions

Submissions for the 2023–2024 Home of the Month program are closed.

Submissions for the 2023 Homes by Architects Tour are closed.

Submissions for the 2023 Residential Architect of Distinction Award are closed. This award was not awarded in 2023 due to conflicting interpretations of the criteria among members of the jury. As a result, the award criteria and process will be reviewed and revised in anticipation of a 2024 call for nominations. Please direct any questions to AIA Minnesota EVP Mary-Margaret Zindren.

2023 Programming Calendar*

February 1
February 7

Residential Architect of Distinction Award, Home of the Month (HOTM), and Homes by Architects Tour (HBAT) submissions open
Committee meeting

March 7
March 17
March 31

Committee meeting
Residential Architect of Distinction Award submission deadline
HOTM submission deadline

April 4
April 21
April 27

Committee meeting
HBAT submission deadline
HOTM virtual event

May 2
May 6
May 9
May 19
May 20

Committee meeting
In-person homeowner consultations
Virtual homeowner consultations
HBAT submissions feedback deadline
In-person homeowner consultations

Early June
June 6

Virtual information session for HBAT participating architects
Committee meeting

July 11

Committee meeting

August 1
August 4

Committee meeting
HBAT tickets on sale

September 5
Sept. 23–24
Sept. 23–Oct. 8

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

October 3

Dec 5

Committee meeting

Committee meeting

*subject to change

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