Architectural Assessments

Dear Expert: How do I select an architect?
A: There’s a lot that goes into this—take the time to be thorough. Start your research online at Use the “Working with An Architect” publications and the Firm Directory for starters. Firms listed in the directory are AIA Minnesota licensed architects, which assures they have an architectural degree, completed a three-year internship, and have taken a series of exams. Look to find an architect whose personality and design approach work with your ideals. Also ask about his or her process, fees, and budget. 

— AIA Minnesota

* Additionally, you can find out more about what an architect does and experience architect-designed homes first-hand during the second annual Homes by Architects Tour, September 19 and 20.