Minnesota Design Team /
AIA Minnesota

Helping Minnesota communities plan their future with grassroots involvement, volunteerism, and quality design.

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Welcome to the Minnesota Design Team!


Events of Interest in Rural Design

Small Town Symposium at the University of Minnesota Morris, June 4-5.
Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships is hosting a Rural Design gathering in Crookston, MN on July 31.  The gathering is being planned as a follow-up to the Symposium.  More information coming soon on their website.  

Upcoming Meetings & Events

New for 2014, monthly membership meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month.  View the current team meeting calendar We are currently reviewing community applications and planning team visits.  To sign up for MDT Meetings & Events click here.

Frazee Visit Presentation

Thanks to everyone involved with our September 12-15 visit to the City of Frazee.  We look forward to hearing more of Frazee's future progress. The visit presentation boards are ready to view.  The file is large, so give it time to download.  Click here to view.

Hammond & Zumbro Falls Presentation

The Hammond & Zumbro Falls visit presentation boards are ready to view!  Thanks to everyone involved in making this visit a success!  The file is large, so give it some time to download.  Click here to view.

Online Membership Form

Are you interested in becoming a member of MDT? Are you already an MDT member, but have not registered on the website? 

If so, please complete an online membership application by clicking here.  Even if we already have your information, please help us by filling this out.  Doing so will help us streamline our records and will help you stay updated on MDT events.

Welcome to the MDT Website

Thank you for visiting.  Like the communities we serve, this website is a work in progress.  Stay tuned as we continue to make changes, update information and experiment with new features.  We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Did you know that MDT:

  • is an all-volunteer organization.
  • has more than 300 active members from all over the state of Minnesota.
  • has visited well over 100 communities since 1983.

For Members:

  • MDT Membership Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month January-May and September-November. Click here for more information.
  • Need to change your password or profile information? Click here.

For Communities:

  • Interested in learning more about scheduling a MDT Visit to your community? Click here.
  • Download the MDT Workbook and Informational Brochure by clicking here.

The MDT Mission: To use design to help Minnesota communities develop a shared vision of a healthy future.
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