Architects offering free design assistance to homeowners affected by May 22 tornado

Members of from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minneapolis and

AIA Minnesota have launched Rebuilding it Right to assist north Minneapolis homeowners affected by the recent tornado. The project’s mission is to advocate for quality and architecturally appropriate design for homes devastated by the May 22 tornado that swept through north Minneapolis.

The project is offering free help to maintain the character and quality of their homes as they rebuild.

The north Minneapolis tornado zone is home to many historic homes. Organizers of Rebuilding it Right say the character of these homes should be preserved – and made greener and more energy efficient for the future.

Rebuilding it Right, led by AIA Minnesota and AIA Minneapolis, is working in conjunction with the ongoing Northside Community Recovery Team efforts, the City of Minneapolis, USGBC-Minnesota, Architecture for Humanity – Minneapolis/ St. Paul, The Assembly of Architects, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, Preservation Minneapolis, American Society of Landscape Architects Minnesota and several local and state organizations.

Non-profits, city officials, contractors and vendors are collaborating with architects and designers to provide services at no cost. For more information contact AIA Minnesota at 612-338-6763 or dehn@aia-mn.org.

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