How We Began
The Minnesota Design Team (MDT) is a volunteer group of architects,
landscape architects, urban designers, planners, and other experts in
design and community development that has been helping communities
around Minnesota to develop shared visions for improving their physical
and environmental designs since 1983.
Originally conceived by a small group of architecture and landscape
architecture students interested in town planning and design, the
Design Team today is a well established and respected group of
volunteer professionals. The Design Team assists communities in
planning and designing a viable, appropriate future. The Design Team
works not only with design issues like main street improvements, but
also with the fundamental planning process that allows communities to
take the initiative in continuing to plan a future that reflects the
dreams and interests of the community.