MINNEAPOLIS, November 15, 2018 — AIA Minnesota honored four projects with 2018 AIA Minnesota Honor Awards. The awards were announced at the A’18 MN Minnesota Conference on Architecture today. The Honor Awards recognize outstanding architecture and urban design by AIA Minnesota members and Minnesota member firms. 

79 projects were submitted in 2018 and were evaluated in five categories: architecture; interiors; renovation and restoration; and urban design and master planning. Entries are evaluated by three internationally-renowned architects for their degree of design invention, attention to detail, advancement of sustainable design and other factors. 

The 2018 Honor Awards jury included Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, Distinguished Professor and E. Fay Jones Chair in Architecture at the Fay Jones Scholl of Architecture at the University of Arkansas; Allison Grace Williams, FAIA, founder of AGWms_studio and adjunct lecturer at Stanford University, California; and Kim Yao, AIA, principal, Architecture Research Office, New York City.

Honor Award recipients will receive their awards at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Dinner on December 7, 2018 at International Market Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more about the Honor Awards here.


2018 Honor Award Recipients:

Project name: Brookview Elementary
Location: Woodbury, Minnesota
Client: Stillwater Area Public Schools
Firm of record: BWBR
Project partners: Kraus-Anderson Construction (construction manager); BKBM Engineers (structural engineer); Hallberg Engineering (mechanical, electrical design engineer); Damon Farber (landscape architecture); Larson Engineering, Inc. (civil engineering); Rippe Associates (kitchen consultant)
Photo credit: Brandon Stengel

Project name: Haverford College VCAM Building
Location: Haverford, Pennsylvania
Client: Haverford College
Firm of record: MSR Design
Project partners: Nave Newell, Inc. (civil engineer); Keast & Hood Co. (structural engineer); Bruce E. Brooks & Associates (mechanical, electrical, plumbing); Threshold Acoustics, LLC (acoustical and AV designer); Galina Design Group, LLC (lighting consultant); LaSalle Engineering, LLC (fire consultant); Keystone Preservation Group (historic resources consultant); WC Consulting, Inc. (specifications writer); Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (construction manager at risk)
Photo credit: Lara Swimmer

Project name: Music and Performance Commons
Location: Northfield, Minnesota
Client: Carleton College
Firm of record: HGA Architects and Engineers
Project partners: Schuler Shook, Inc. (lighting design, theater consultant); Acoustic Distinctions (acoustics/AV); McGough Construction Co., Inc. (construction manager)
Photo credit: Albert Vecerka, Esto, HGA, Carleton College

Project name: Temple Israel Expansion
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Client: Temple Israel
Firm of record: HGA Architects & Engineers
Project partners: M.A. Mortenson Company (general contractor)
Photo credit: Paul Crosby


The American Institute of Architects Minnesota, founded in 1892, is dedicated to strengthening our communities, improving our built environment and providing exceptional design. For more information on the organization and Minnesota architectural firms, reference our website, visit our Facebook page and pick up a copy of Architecture MN, our award-winning magazine.