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AIA Minnesota Guide to Good Design 2017

Building or remodeling? Let the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota be your resource to achieve the home of your dreams.
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2017 Emerging Talent: Jody McGuire

Jody McGuire takes home the 2017 Emerging Talent award presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Midwest Home.
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Know Before You Go: Tips on Attending the Homes by Architects...

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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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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How Green Should You Go? Energy Efficient Homes on the Homes...

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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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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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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See What’s New on the 9th Annual Homes by Architects Tour

This may be the year when the American Institute of Architects-Minnesota Annual Homes by Architects Tour showcases the widest range in residential square footage in its nine-year history.

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Camper Cabins Win AIA Housing Award

A trio of cedar-clad cabins in Dakota County's Whitetail Woods Regional Park is recognized for modern simplicity.

Award-Winning Architects, 2016

Each year, Midwest Home magazine teams up with the American Institute of Architects Minnesota to honor two residential architects.
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Bob Ganser Wins 2016 Emerging Talent Award

Architect at MSR Design in Minneapolis wins for elegant solutions using simple materials.