MINNEAPOLIS, November 14, 2019 — AIA Minnesota honored seven projects with 2019 AIA Minnesota Honor Awards. The awards were announced at the A’19 MN Minnesota Conference on Architecture today. The Honor Awards recognize outstanding architecture and urban design by AIA Minnesota members and Minnesota member firms.


69 projects were submitted in 2019 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 2019 Honor Awards jury included Noah Biklen, AIA, Partner, Deborah Berke Partners, New York; Steve Dumez, FAIA, Principal and Director of Design, EskewDumezRipple, New Orleans; and Anne Schopf, FAIA, Partner, Mahlum, Seattle.


Honor Award recipients will receive their awards at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Dinner on December 6, 2019 at International Market Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Learn more about the Honor Awards here.


2019 Honor Award Recipients:

Project name: Derby Line I-91 Land Port of Entry
Location: Derby Line, Vermont
Client: General Services Administration (GSA)
Firm of record: HGA Architects & Engineers
Project partners: Jensen Hughes; DEW Construction
Photo credit: Gary Hall, Peter J. Sieger

Project name: Foraged Boathouse
Location: Togo, Minnesota
Client: Loren Ahles and Kara Hill
Firm of record: Kara Hill Studio
Photo credit: Loren Ahles


Project name: KNOCK, Inc.
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Client: KNOCK, Inc.
Firm of record: Christian Dean Architecture jointly with CityDeskStudio
Project partners: A.M. Structural Engineering; Timco Construction; Pierce Pini & Associates, Inc.; Travis Van Liere Studio, LLC
Photo credit: Corey Gaffer, Chad Holder


Project name: Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Phase III – Theater and Dance
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Client: Macalester College
Firm of record: HGA Architects and Engineers
Project partners: McGough; Schuler Shook; Threshold Acoustics
Photo credit: Paul Crosby, Corey Gaffer


Project name: Minnehaha Academy Upper Campus
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Client: Minnehaha Academy
Firm of record: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Project partners: M.A. Mortenson Construction (Construction Manager); Palanisami & Associates, Inc. (Structural Engineer); Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (Mechanical Engineer Design/Build Partner); Obermiller Nelson Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical Consulting Engineer); Gephart Electric (Electrical Engineer Design/Build Partner); Loucks (Civil Engineer Design/Build Partner); PritchardPeck Lighting (Lighting Consultant); Rippe Associates (Food Service); Manage.net LLC (Technology Consultant); Augeo (Visible Mission Integration); Kvernstoen, Rönnholm & Associates, Inc. (Acoustical Consultant)
Photo credit: Corey Gaffer


Project name: Rothe Amundson
Location: Cornucopia, Wisconsin
Client: Gail Amundson and Peter Rothe
Firm of record: Salmela Architect
Project partners: Meyer Borgman Johnson (Structural Engineer); Tworek Construction (Contractor)
Photo credit: Paul Crosby


Project name: The Goose Creek Safety Rest Area
Location: Harris, Minnesota
Client: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Firm of record: VJAA Inc.
Project partners: Hallberg Engineering (Mechanical); Meyer Borgman Johnson (Structural); Pierce Pini & Associates, Inc. (Civil); Damon Farber Associates (Landscape Architecture)
Photo credit: Pete Sieger/VJAA


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.