Join HGA During these Sessions at the Minnesota Conference on Architecture


A'17 MN: The AIA Minnesota Conference on Architecture November 14 - 17, 2017.
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November 14 | 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Member Congress and Lunch
This session will share how the association’s programs and services will be reshaped and resources reallocated for stronger strategic impact. AIA president Carl Elefante, FAIA, will share highlights of national-level initiatives and AIA Minnesota president Meredith Hayes Gordon, AIA, of HGA, will share additional highlights of 2017 efforts. 

November 15 | 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Supporting Access to Health in Rural Areas
This session reviews architectural research of rural medical facilities resilient in their communities. Presented by: Kirsten Staloch, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, LEED® Green Associate, is a medical planner and researcher at HGA. 


November 15 | 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Minnesota’s Modern Masters: Oral Histories in Architecture Co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
This program will showcase Phase II of Minnesota’s Modern Masters: Oral Histories in Architecture through video interviews with leading modern-era Minnesota architects. Co-hosted by Jane King Hession, an architectural historian and curator specializing in modernism; Frank Edgerton Martin, MSLA, a writer and landscape historian; and Gary Reetz, FAIA, of HGA.


November 16 | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Insights into the ARE 5.0
The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is currently in transition from the 4.0 version of the exam to the 5.0 version of the exam. This program will be a moderated panel discussion about the nuances of the new 5.0 version. Come hear from those who have taken one or more of the 5.0 exams – including HGA’s Jessica Horstkotte, Associate AIA


November 16 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 P.m.

Demystifying Engineering Jargon 1

As self-proclaimed engineer whisperers, HGA’s Jeff Harris, PE, LEED® AP, and Krista McDonald Biason, PE, will talk about mechanical and electrical engineering systems design and will define the acronyms and jargon that is so freely thrown around during design meetings. Discussing engineering systems does not have to be scary or complicated, and the engineer whisperers will show you how it can be accessible and fun.  

November 17 | 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Workshop Tabletalk/Networking Breakfast with Women in Architecture
Co-sponsored by the AIA Minnesota Women in Architecture Committee. Join the conversation with leading Minnesota women architects including HGA’s Joan M. Soranno, FAIA. 


November 17 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

The People’s House: Restoration as Collaboration between Owner, Architect, General Contractor and Trade Partners
This presentation will span the restoration’s early enabling legislation through the planning, design, construction, and occupancy of the renovated building, highlighting the strong collaboration between owner, architect, general contractor, and trade partners that was necessary for the project to succeed. HGA's Debra Young, AIA, LEED® AP, joins the conversation. She has worked on some of HGA’s largest and most complex government restoration projects—historic preservation and mid-Century modernist buildings—including the Minnesota State Capitol and the BH Whipple Building.

November 17 | 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Minnesota State Capitol Interior Restoration: The Details
Take a virtual tour inside the newly renovated, beautiful, Beaux Arts-style State Capitol with the architect, engineer and contractor who will share stories of preparing this building to endure and serve the State of Minnesota for the next 100 years. HGA's Sarah Berseth, PE, the mechanical engineer on the Minnesota Capitol Building and Kimberly Sandbulte, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, the project architect on renovation join Jason McMillen of JE Dunn Construction. 

See full conference details in the AIA Minnesota Conference on Architecture program >