october, 2019

14oct7:00 pm8:30 pmCrossing the Color Line


Event Details

***The event is free, but registration is required***

Join AAICM at the Mill City Museum for a discussion with the architects of LSE. The discussion will focus on the unique experience of being a Black architect in Minnesota. We’ll ask the panelists to relate their experiences to the historic figures we’re featuring in AAICM’s exhibit The Builders.

AAICM is honored to have Robyne Robinson as the moderator for this event. Robinson is an Emmy Award winning journalist and CEO of fiveXfive Art Consultants. fiveXfive works with developers and architects, corporations and non-profits, cities and municipalities, private clients and a wide variety of businesses to bring public art to life.

Panelist bios:

Mohammed Lawal
Lawal has over 27 years of design experience and is the design director on all LSE projects. His areas of expertise include large scale site master planning, programming and design of new facilities, multi-phased projects and renovations of existing structures. Mohammed is also an advocate and leader of incorporating sustainable design into projects. He is committed to designing projects that are exciting, cost effective and of lasting quality.

Keon Blasingame
Blasingame has over 15 years of architectural experience, working largely with public and institutional environments. He has extensive experience in all project phases from programming through the construction administration phase. Keon is fast becoming an increasingly valuable member of the LSE team, working to assure design integrity is maintained throughout all project phases.
Keon is proud to be the newest member of the AIA Architectural Foundation Board.

Nicole Bauknight
Bauknight is a talented designer with exceptional technical skills. She is a true collaborator and creative thinker who revels in new challenges and opportunities to work on complex projects with multiple stakeholders.

LSE Architects is an award-winning, inclusive, Minneapolis-based architecture, interior design, and planning firm dedicated to providing our clients with a high level of service based on our combined knowledge of our client’s markets. We provide design services for community, development, education, entertainment, hospitality, residential and workplace environments.

*This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to make a suggested $5 donation to AAICM, please click on our “Donate” button located on the top of our homepage.


(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Mill City Museum

704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407