RRTL Awards & Publications

RRTL was named as the 5th Recipient of the AIA Minnesota Firm Award for over 53 years of design and planning excellence.

2014 – American Institute of Architects – Fellowship Recipient

Albert W. “Chip” Lindeke III, FAIA

2013 - Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Award Winner

Union Depot, St. Paul, Minnesota

2013 – St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary (renovated in 1989 by RRTL) named #7 ;

The 30 Most Beautiful College Cathedrals, by a Guide to the Best Colleges in America

2012 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Gold Medal Award
Craig  Rafferty

2010 – American Institute of Architects Religious Architecture – Edward S. Frey Memorial Award
George Rafferty

2010 – American Institute of Architects Religions Architecture – Honor Awards
Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church – Book Ambry, Wayzata, Minnesota

2009 – HonorAward for Excellence in Concrete Design & Construction
Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church – Book Ambry, Wayzata, Minnesota

2006 – American Institute of Architects Religious Architecture – Honor Award
San Fernando Cathedral and Cathedral Centre, San Antonio, Texas

2004 – American Institute of Architects Religious Architecture – Honor Award
St. Francis de Sales Church, Morgantown West Virigina

2004 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
San Fernando Cathedral Restoration and Cathedral Centre, San Antonio, Texas

2004 – Preservation Texas – Honor Award
San Fernando Cathedral Restoration and Cathedral Centre, San Antonio, Texas

2003 – Minnesota World War II Veterans Design Competition – Finalist
Saint Paul, Minnesota

2003 – American Institute of Architects – Fellowship Recipient
Lee Tollefson, FAIA

2002 – American Institute of Architects – Religious Architecture Design Award
Saint Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict, Louisiana

2001 – American Institute of Architects, St. Paul – Heritage Preservation Award
Hope Community Academy Charter School, St. Paul, Minnesota

2001 – American Institute of Architects, St. Paul – Heritage Preservation Award
Clarence W. Wigington Pavilion, St. Paul, Minnesota

1998 – American institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
Saint Joseph Abbey, St Benedict, Louisiana

1997 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Firm Award

1997 – University of Minnesota, College of Architecture – Ralph Rapson Award Recipient
Lee Tollefson, AIA

1995 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – 25 Year Award
St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkins, Minnesota

1994 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
Saint John’s University, Sexton Commons, Collegeville, Minnesota

1994 – American Institute of Architects – Religious Architecture Design Award
Catholic Community of St. Thomas Becket, Eagan, Minnesota

1994 – Potene Liturgical Design Award
Catholic Community of St. Thomas Becket, Eagan, Minnesota

1993 – American Institute of Architects MN – Gold Medal Award Recipient
George E. Rafferty, FAIA

1993 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Young Architects Recipient
Albert W. (“Chip”) Lindeke, III, AIA

1992 – American Institute of Architects – Religious Architecture Honor Award
St. Clement Church, St. Bernard, Ohio

1992 – Ceramic Tile Distributors Association – Spectrum Regional Award
St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

1992 – American Institute of Architects – Fellowship Recipient
Craig E. Rafferty, FAIA

1991 – Association of School Business Officials International – Merit Award
The Saturn School of Tomorrow, St. Paul, Minnesota

1991 – American Institute of Architects – Religious Architecture Honor Award
St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

1991 – Minnesota Access Achievement Award
Courage Center St. Croix, Stillwater, Minnesota

1990 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – 25 Year Award
St. Jude’s Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

1990 –  American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
St. Mary’s Chapel, St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

1989 – Minnesota Masonry Institute Achievement in Masonry – Honor Award
Courage Center St. Croix, Stillwater, Minnesota

1988 – American Institute of Architects, St. Paul – Special Recognition Award
Courage Center St. Croix, Stillwater, Minnesota

1987 – American Institute of Architects – Religious Architecture Honor Awards
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carmel, Indiana

1987 – American Institute of Architects – Fellowship Recipient
Richard J. Rafferty, FAIA

1986 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carmel, Indiana

1986 – Minnesota State Capitol Mall Internation Design Competition – Finalist
St. Paul, Minnesota

1986 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Paper Architecture Award
City of Biwabik, Town Square Gazebo, Biwabik, Minnesota

1986 – American Institute of Architects, St. Paul – Ice Palace Design Competition
2nd Place Award, St. Paul, Minnesota

1985 – Minnesota Community Improvement Awards Program – 1st Place Award
City of Biwabik Master Plan, Biwabik, Minnesota

1985 – Presidential Design Award – National Endowment for the Arts
Union Depot and Lowertown Streetscape Program, St. Paul, Minnesota

1985 – MN Judicial Center National Design Competition – 3rd Place Award
St. Paul, Minnesota

1985 – Federal Design Achievement Award – Restoring American Cities
Union Depot and Lowertown Streetscape Program, St. Paul, Minnesota

1984 – Precast Concrete Institute Award for Design Excellence
Minnesota State Office Building, St. Paul, Minnesota

1984 – Minnesota Corporate Report – Architectural Award
Parkway Family Clinic, St. Paul, Minnesota

1984 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Paper Architecture Award
St. Joan of Arc Church, Boca Raton, Florida

1984 – American Institute of Architects – Paper Architecture Award
St. Paul Lowertown Alley Study, St. Paul, Minnesota

1983 – Empty Nest Housing Regional Design Competition – 1st Place Award
St. Paul, Minnesota

1982 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
Como Zoo Large Cat Exhibit, St. Paul, Minnesota

1981 – Vietnam Memorial National Design Competition – Merit Award
Washington D.C.

1980 – American Institute of Architects – Fellowship Recipient
George E. Rafferty, FAIA

1979 – Guild of Religious Architecture – Special 40 Year Award
St. John’s Church, Hopkins, Minnesota

1975 - American Institute of Architects, St. Paul – Ice Palace Design Competition – 1st Place Award
St. Paul, Minnesota

1974 – Rotch Travelling Scholarship Recipient
Craig E. Rafferty, AIA

1973 – American Association of School Administrators Award
Highwood hills Elementary School, St. Paul, Minnesota

1973 – Reynolds Aluminum Mobile Housing National Design Competition – 3rd Place Award

1973 – Manchester Street Park competition – Honorable Mention
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1972 – Reynolds Aluminum Mobile Housing National Design Competition
Honorable Mention Award

1972 – NIAE – National Plaza Competition – New York – 1st Place Award
Lee Tollefson, AIA

1971 – Schenk Award – University of Pennsylvania Graduate Traveling Scholarship Recipient
Lee Tollefson, AIA

1970 – Guild of Religious Architecture – Honor Award
St. John’s Church, Hopkins, Minnesota

1970 – NIAE – National Undergraduate Architectural Thesis Award – 1st Place Award
Lee Tollefson, AIA

1969 American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
St. John’s Church, Hopkins, Minnesota

1969 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
Observation Tower, Saulte Ste. Marie, Michigan

1969 – American Institute of Architects, St. Paul Navy Island Competition – 2nd Place Award
St. Paul, Minnesota

1968 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rosemount, Minnesota

1967 – National Liturgical Conference – Honor Award
St. John’s Church, Hopkins, Minnesota

1967 – Progressive Architecture – National Design Award
St. John’s Church, Hopkins, Minnesota

1966 – Guild of Religious Architecture – Honor Award
St. Jude’s Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

1965 – American Institute of Architects Minnesota – Honor Award
St. Jude’s Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

1964 – National Liturgical – Conference Award
St. Jude’s Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

1963 – Boston Architectural Center National Design Competition – 3rd Place Award
Boston, Massachusetts

1962 – Boston City Hall National Design Competition – Finalist
Boston, Massachusetts

1961 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Competition – Finalist
Washington D.C.

1961 – The Art Directors’ Award for Interior Design

1958 – Toronto City Hall International Design competition – Finalist
Toronto, Canada

1953 – Carrier Corporation National Housing Design Competition – 1st Place Award

1952 – Museum of Modern Art – National Housing Design Competition Award

1951 – Chicago Tribune National Interior Design Competition – Three Awards
Chicago, Illinois

1950 – Chicago Tribune National Interior Design Competition – Three Awards
Chicago, Illinois

1949 – Wheelwright Harvard University – Fellowship Recipient
George E. Rafferty, AIA