11:59 pm23:59



The CoD+A Awards were established to celebrate design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior or architectural space. The Awards recognize the importance of collaboration, and honor the design and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us.

Each entry must feature at least one site-specific work of commissioned art.


The CoD+A Awards are open to all individuals in the collaborative process of creating interior and architectural spaces — interior designers, architects, art consultants, artists, clients.


Midnight CST, May 31, 2013

Submittal materials will include: entry form, 1-6 images, project description, website URL and video URL (optional).

12:00 am00:00

2013 Architect of Distinction and Emerging Talent Award

  • Gerhards

Join Midwest Home magazine as they celebrate the release of their newest issue featuring

AIA Minnesota's 2013 Architect of Distinction award recipient Rosemary McMonigal, AIA and Emerging Architect award recipient Ben Awes, AIA.  A pre-event private reception for AIA members and their guests will begin at 5:30 pm, when Rosemary and Ben will be recognized for their achievements.  The public event begins at 6:00.

Please RSVP by May 16th to

Questions?  Contact Angie McKinley.

AIA Minnesota Forum #1
4:00 pm16:00

AIA Minnesota Forum #1

  • Macalester College

Leadership and the Architect / A Frank Discussion of Our Role


AIA Minnesota presents and builds upon its Architects in Commerce Research Initiative findings with four Innovative Practice Forums this summer.  These Forums will be kicked off on Tuesday, May 21 at Macalester College when AIA chief executive officer Robert Ivy, FAIA, shares his ideas on architectural leadership in the new economy.  

This event is free for AIA Minnesota members.

For more details and to RSVP visit 2013 Innovative Practice Forums.

11:00 am11:00

AIA Saint Paul Unauthorized Design 2013

  • Amsterdam Bar

MACY's Downtown: What's Next

AIA members, architects, designers, students, neighbors ...YOU...working in teams or individually to help reinvent the future of this iconic St. Paul landmark.

Event includes background information, design charrette, public debate and discussion, refreshments and lunch.

For more information, visit

To RSVP, contact Pete Keely.

11:45 am11:45

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award

  • International Market Square

Celebrate the 2013 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award winners with remarks from the project teams, lunch, pictures, and applause.  This annual awards program is a collaboration of

AIA Minneapolis, Preserve Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.  It recognizes the best efforts of the city's property owners, developers, architects and public officials to sustain and promote our historic built environment.

Registration is free for AIA members and $20/person for non-members.

Sign up by Monday, May 13 at

4:00 pm16:00

Affordable Housing Design Award Reception

  • American Swedish Institute

AIA Minnesota and the McKnight Foundation are thrilled to present the Affordable Housing Design Award to encourage the importance of high-quality design for affordable housing.

Attend the Award Reception which includes a show and tell presentation from this year's jurors:

  • Elizabeth Miller, Executive Director, Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA
  • David Perkes, AIA, Founding Director, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio & Professor at Mississippi State University, Biloxi, MS; and
  • Adreianne Steichen, AIA, Senior Associate, Pyatok Architects, Oakland, CA  

RSVP by May 10 at (click on "or, register by email")

Questions? Contact Mary Larkin

5:15 pm17:15

The Office Building of the Year 2020

  • Hopkins Center for the Arts

Attend this event on May 14 and see presentations of the four winning designs from NAIOP's Office Building of the Future competition. 

  • The "Hackable" Building - Gensler
  • Bye-Bye, Cubicles - Hickok Cole Architects
  • An Adaptable Business Machine - The Miller Hull Partnership
  • Easy as 1, 2, 3  - Pickard Chilton

For details and to register visit

For assistance, contact NAIOP Minnesota at; 952-928-4647

Presented by NAIOP Minnesota with co-host associations:

AIA Minnesota, CoreNet Global - Midwest Chapter, IIDA Northland, MNCAR and ULI Minnesota