AIA Minneapolis, the Minneapolis
Heritage Preservation Commission, and Preserve Minneapolis announce 11 recipients of the 2024 Minneapolis Preservation Awards. Join us March 14, 2024, at the Capri Theater to recognize the winning projects and celebrate the best in preservation. Learn more and register to attend this free event!

This year’s recipients represent accomplishments in all five Minneapolis Preservation Awards categories.

Historic Restoration, Rehabilitation, or Adaptive Reuse

Hollywood Theater

DesignWise, Inc., Faircon, Tanek, New History, Pinnacle Wall Systems, VAA, and Andrew Volna

The rehabilitation of this long-vacant Streamline Moderne theater retained character-defining features including the limestone and granite cladding, chimney, iconic signage, entry sequence, semi-circular stair, auditorium volume, and stage.

Oakland Apartment Building

Oaklands on 9th, City of Minneapolis, Tieche Graphics, Gonyea Commercial Properties, Drake Bank, Minnesota Mechanical Systems, and Anything Plumbing & Heating LLC

This Richardsonian Romanesque building, designed by Harry Wild Jones and completed in 1889, was nearly completely destroyed by a fire in 2016. The renovation highlights historic features and workmanship while incorporating reclaimed materials.

Third Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), MnDOT Metro District, HNTB, Ames Construction, WJE, and Hess Roise and Company

Constructed between 1914 and 1918, the Third Avenue Bridge was the first of the monumental, reinforced-concrete arch bridges built by the City of Minneapolis over the Mississippi River. MnDOT completed a historic rehabilitation of the landmark in 2023.

Turnblad Mansion Rehabilitation and Carriage House Renovation

HGA, American Swedish Institute, JE Dunn Construction, Braun Intertec, American Masonry Restoration, Engineering Partners International, LLC, Northern Stone Carving, Central Roofing, and Engel Metallurgical Ltd

This project rehabilitated one of the few remaining historic stately mansions on Park Avenue and transformed cramped, inflexible spaces in the Carriage House into inviting, productive spaces for American Swedish Institute administration and staff.

Upper Post Flats

BKV Group, Dominium, Weis Builders, Miller Dunwiddie, Hess Roise and Company, Loucks, Braun Intertec, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

This project restored and rehabilitated a diverse collection of 21 Fort Snelling buildings for reuse as affordable workforce housing with priority given to veterans and their families. The renovations honor the Upper Post’s 1933–39 period of significance.

Waverly Place House

VJAA, Van Sickle Allen, Meyer Borgman Johnson, James R. Larson, AIA, Walsh Design Group, Crawford Merz Anderson, Yerigan Construction, Damon Farber, and TerraVista Contractors

The rehabilitation of this Thomas Horty–designed home removed 1980s additions, clarified circulation by removing interior walls and reconnecting interior social spaces with exterior terraces, and renovated and refined the dilapidated façade.

New Construction

Vander Broek Residence

Jody and Leo Vander Broek, Acacia Architects, LLC, EHR Construction, and City of Minneapolis

This new house in a historic district was built on a lot shared with the Van Cleve House, an 1858 Greek Revival home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The new residence was designed to live respectfully alongside its historic neighbors.

Grassroots Advocacy & Education

Window Restoration Workshops

Hayes Window Restoration

Since 2018, Hayes Window Restoration has led window restoration workshops with the goal of helping people understand the benefits of restoration over replacement and giving them the skills to repair and restore original wood windows.

Preservation Gem

Hayes Window Restoration

Hayes Window Restoration

The owners of a 1929 Tangletown house worked with Hayes Window Restoration to restore several of their home’s uniquely crafted, original windows and construct historically accurate storm windows with modern accommodations.

Our Window Restoration Project

Hayes Window Restoration

For the owners of a 1920s bungalow, Hayes restored all 17 original double-hung ground-floor windows, three small “piano” windows and their original storms, eight original attic windows, and one remaining original basement window and storm.

Steve Murray Award

John Rimarcik

The late restaurateur and real estate developer John Rimarcik made a long career of breathing new life and uses into neglected historic buildings, especially in Minneapolis’s North Loop, Warehouse District, and St. Anthony Main neighborhoods

For more information on the winners, contact AIA Minnesotas Chris Hudson at or 612-767-1746.

About the Partners

AIA Minneapolis is the largest of three AIA Minnesota chapters with more than 1,600 members. Centered in Minneapolis, the chapter territory includes the southwestern portion of the state. As a large chapter, AIA Minneapolis participates with other large chapters nationwide to focus attention on significant issues facing members. The chapter provides leadership, networking, and outreach opportunities for its members. View our website to learn more.

The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) was formed in 1972 to serve as a citizen advisory body to the Minneapolis City Council. The HPC is part of a nation-wide network of groups dedicated to the preservation and celebration of our local and national heritage. The commission holds public hearings on matters related to preservation twice each month. Projects that come before the commission are administered through professional preservation-planning staff in the City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED). These meetings are held so that the commission can hear from the public on matters related to heritage preservation. The public is welcome to attend and highly encouraged to participate.

Preserve Minneapolis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting and celebrating the city’s historic architectural and cultural resources through advocacy, education, and public engagement. Founded in 2003, the group was originally brought together to attract the 2007 National Trust for Historic Preservation conference to the Twin Cities. Preserve Minneapolis hosts monthly discussions and tours highlighting preservation activities in Minneapolis. Check out their website to learn more.