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April 4th - 6th, 2014

“It’s all about making connections.”


Twin Cities, MN

MINNEAPOLIS TRACKS ​BRIDGING is split into four distinct track areas in Minneapolis. Warehouse District (yellow), Downtown (green), Mill District (blue) and University of Minnesota (maroon). Each track features two distinct pieces of architecture that help to define and give character to each area. The

Places To See in the Twin Cities: Minneapolis

Saint Paul

Cowles Center

Union Depot

Miller Dunwiddie

Charles Sumner Frost, HGA

Orchestra Hall

Cathedral of St. Paul

KPMB Architects

Emmanuel Louis Masqueray

MacPhail Center for Music

State Capitol

James Dayton

Cass Gilbert

Lakewood Garden Mausoleum

Landmark Center

2014 AIA Honor Award for

Willoughby J. Edbrooke

Architecture, HGA Ordway Center Christ Church Lutheran Eliel & Eero Saarinen Fitzgerald Theater

Mississippi River acts to link all four tracks together as it flows downstream. Distinct bridges are also highlighted near each track location, a literal representation of BRIDGING.

Benjamin Thompson

Foshay Tower Observatory $5 for students

Marshall and Fox

Schedule ●

Friday 4th (Marriott City Center, Minneapolis) ○ Hotel Check-in 3pm ○ Event Registration 3-6pm ○ Appetizers/Social Hour 6-7pm ○ Event Welcome 7-7:30pm ○ MSRP - Graduate w/ Your License! 7:30-8pm ○ Keynote - Dean Thomas Fisher, 8-9pm

Saturday 5th (Sessions & Dance) ○ Session Breakouts 9-10am ○ Session Breakouts 10:15-11:15pm ○ Lunch 11:30am-1pm ○ Session Breakouts 1:15-2:15pm ○ Session Breakouts 2:30-3:30pm

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Dean Thomas Fisher Huffington Post contributor

McNamara Alumni Center Cocktail Hour 5:15-6:30pm Dinner 6:30-7:30pm i. FORUM Presentation 6:45-7pm ii. ROLL CALL! 7-7:20pm Keynote - John Cary 7:30-8:30pm Beaux Arts Ball 9:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday 6th (Marriott City Center, Minneapolis) ○ ○

COP Meeting (St. Croix 1 Room - 6th floor) 8am9am Hotel checkout 12pm

John Cary Public Interest Design Leader

Host Hotel

Marriott City Center Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis Address: 30 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone:(612) 349-4000 -Hotel check in begins at 3 PM Friday and check out is at 12 PM Sunday

REGISTRATION - Day of Registration is highly discouraged. Registration Day of will be $65. - Cash or check (payable to AIAS Minnesota) will be accepted. - Please print out your eventbrite confirmation and bring it with when you check-in at the registration table.

GETTING HERE: PARKING -Hotel Parking Ramp (located on the right side of 7th street) $14 per day for hotel guests (with in/out access) -The Park N’ Shop (located on the left side of 7th street) $13 for a day rate (with NO in/out access) MEGABUS -Drops off .5 miles from hotel, 10 minute walk GREYHOUND -Drops off .3 miles from hotel, 6 minute walk JEFFERSON LINES -Drops off .3 miles from hotel, 6 minute walk

Beaux Arts Ball Dance #WOBO AIAS Minnesota invites you to White Out Brite Out!

Dance: Neon & Black Lights! * Some party favors will be provided.

Dinner: Wear as much white as possible.

April 5th McNamara Alumni Center 200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

DJ: Song requests can be made during the dance!

Going Out

PLACES TO EAT: Search for these online for directions! Hell’s Kitchen (serves breakfast) Marriott City Center (serves breakfast) Panera Bread (serves breakfast) Pizza Luce The Bulldog The Depot American Burger Bar Crave Davani’s Pizza & Hoagies Subway Barrio Rosa Mexicano Solera THERE ARE TONS OF PLACES! Most bars have cover charges after 7-9p

Note: Breakfast will not be served Saturday morning!

Weather & Wardrobe FOR ALL TRACKS: Please wear sensible clothing for all tracks. You will be in and out of site tours, construction tours, and generally in places that require: - hard soled shoes (no sandals, heels, converse, etc) - pants (no skirts, shorts, etc.) - appropriate tops

EXPECTED WEATHER: Minnesota weather is known for its seasons (and sometimes we can experience multiple seasons in one day!) Please dress appropriately for the weather. Technically it is Spring, and we suggest bringing a sweatshirt, long pants, tennis shoes, rain boots, umbrellas, a mid weight jacket, raincoat, and gloves/hat to prepare for the weather. Updated Friday 3/28/2014 Friday: few snow showers / high 40 / low 26 Saturday: partly cloudy / high 43 / low 28 Sunday: mostly cloudy / high 49 / low 32

Contact Us

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Jen Cunningham

Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Hospital

701 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Amanda Abney

(612) 873-3000


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VOLUNTEERS 4RM+ULA Architects Architectural Alliance BKV Group BWBR Architects Gensler HGA

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