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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota is a professional association of architects that advances the creation of vibrant communities and enduring architectural design.

Aging in Style

People thinking about designing homes for aging in place probably think first of single-level living and accessibility. While those factors are important, it is...
Living room with table and chairs. Home No. 19 on the AIA Homes by Architects Tour.

Coming Soon: AIA Minnesota’s Homes by Architects Tour

The annual, self-guided Homes by Architects Tour showcases the highest quality architect-designed homes across the Twin Cities metro area.

What To Know Before You Go to the Homes by Architects Tour

Home #3 on the AIA Homes by Architects Tour, by Peterssen/Keller Architecture It’s time to plan your route for the 2017 Homes by Architects tour....

Local Architects Strive to Create Affordable Housing Through Hex House

At the AIA Homes by Architects Tour, we like to debunk some myths and stereotypes about architects that may be in the public mind....
modern house with wood siding

Alternatives to the McMansion: Designing a Home for Your Neighborhood

AIA Homes by Architects Tour home 9 designed by Christian Dean Architecture Many homeowners want to make their mark on their individual space without making...

Collaborating with an Architect on Your Home Design: Does it Really Work?

David Heide Design Studio, home 13 on the AIA Homes by Architects Tour Peterssen/Keller Architecture, home 4 on the AIA Homes by Architects Tour A hundred...
home 1 AIA Tour

Know Before You Go: Tips on Attending the Homes by Architects Tour

The weather forecast looks stunning for this weekend’s Ninth Annual Homes by Architects Tour. Get ready to enjoy some sunshine and the beautiful scenery of the Twin Cities in fall as you travel the tour route!

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Home 8 on AIA Tour

Bringing the Outside In When Designing A Home

Several projects showcased on this year’s tour offer interesting ways to integrate the outdoors and the home, and also demonstrate how a well-designed home can maximize the views of one’s surroundings.

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Home 6 on AIA Home Tour

How Green Should You Go? Energy Efficient Homes on the Homes by Architects Tour

This year’s tour features more energy efficient home designs than any other in its nine-year history. If green design is on your list of interests, or even if you’ve never seriously considered energy efficiency a high priority and want to know what all the hype is about, you won’t want to miss seeing these projects.

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Architect-Client Relationship: What to Expect

Taking the plunge on a new home build or remodeling project can be a frightening prospect.

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Home 15 on the AIA Tour

Alternatives to the Urban McMansion

This year’s Homes by Architects Tour showcases several projects that demonstrate how sensitive design and consideration for the existing fabric of the neighborhood can result in spacious homes with modern amenities.

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Home 17 of the AIA tour

Historic Homes: Updating for Today’s Lifestyle

For anyone considering a remodel of an older house, this year’s tour offers two case studies of how to successfully address the common problems that arise when blending old and new.

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