Through a partnership with the Star Tribune, AIA Minnesota residential architect members at the AIA or Associate AIA level may submit recent projects to be featured in the Star Tribune. The Everyday Solutions feature showcases small-scale projects and clever design solutions and is published approximately once a month, pending available material. For AIA Minnesota members, this is an effective opportunity to receive valuable, free marketing exposure.

Everyday Solutions projects are selected by the Star Tribune, based on merit, appeal to readers, and editorial balance. Projects cannot have been featured previously in the Star Tribune

To submit, send the following to Star Tribune editor Nancy Ngo and AIA Minnesota public outreach manager Ann Mayhew to be considered. Put “Everyday Solutions submission” in your subject line. 

1. Project Information: A brief description of the story behind t he project (such as the challenge, t he solution, project highlights, the result)

2. Photography: Please attach uncompressed downloadable j peg i mages of t he space, including before pictures if available, and who the images should be credited to.

 3. Contact Information: Architect/designer’s name/contact information. The architect or designer will be interviewed by a StarTribune reporter regarding the project. If the homeowner is willing, they may also be interviewed, and in such case, please provide their contact information as well. To be interviewed, homeowners must agree to be quoted and have their first and last name printed, per Star Tribune policy.

Example projects: Storage, lighting, seating, multipurpose spaces, mudrooms, functional entry halls, laundry rooms, entries, closets, garages, pet-feeding and/or bathing, custom cabinets/built-ins, electronic device-charging/storage, adding architectural character to a bland space, color selection, mail management, organization, declutter solutions, specialty storage and display, home office solutions, and any other instances of making our homes into more efficient, enjoyable, and comfortable living spaces.

Example articles:

Minneapolis homeowners combine two ‘too small’ rooms to make open kitchen

1980s Mendota Heights home gets ‘expansive’ update to bring in natural light

550-square-foot ‘tropical Scandinavian’ ADU home in Minneapolis maximizes every inch

Everyday Solutions: Coffee bar gives White Bear Lake homeowners ‘their own cafe’ in their kitchen

Everyday Solutions: Cramped galley kitchen now has room for two cooks

New kitchen showcases Craftsman character of century-old Minneapolis house

From unfinished Minneapolis basement to ultimate retreat, including sauna