Free design assistance available to property owners impacted by North Side tornado

Free design assistance is available for Minneapolis residents impacted by the May 22nd storm through a local initiative called Rebuilding It Right.

Architects and other design professionals (interior designers, landscape architects, etc.) in the metro area have partnered and are available to provide design assistance and guidance to homeowners working through the often complicated process of rebuilding their homes.

Local, north Minneapolis architects came together in the aftermath of this storm, concerned about the quality and type of repairs that might be made and how that could adversely impact the character of the homes in the community.

The Rebuilding it Right initiative involves three phases:

  1. Assist individual property owners in restoring the character of their homes by providing free design assistance.
  2. Working with neighborhoods and organizations to develop new in-fill prototypes through a design workshop process.
  3. Facilitate a discussion that will assist the community in developing goals and visioning for areas impacted by the May 22nd Storm.

Those who participate in Rebuilding it Right can expect:

Residences that have minor to moderate levels of damage qualify for Rebuilding it Right. Examples include:

Volunteers will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Requests will be accepted through Aug. 31, 2011. If you are unsure if your home qualifies, call 612-338-6763. For more information visit the Rebuilding it Right website.

Rebuilding it Right is a program run by AIA Minneapolis, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and AIA Minnesota, a society of the American Institute of Architects.

Published Aug. 5, 2011