Manitoba Association of Architects

// December 2018.1

Camp Manitou Outdoor Hockey Facility | 1 x 1 Architecture | Photo by: Lisa Stinner-Kun

Camp Manitou Outdoor Hockey Facility | 1 x 1 Architecture

As part of extensive upgrades to the True North Youth Foundation’s facilities at Camp Manitou, 1x1 architecture was asked to design a shower change building and Zamboni storage building to support the camp’s overnight cabins and the foundation’s hockey academy programs. Sited on a narrow strip of land between the existing hockey rink and a mature stand of oak trees, the metal clad buildings draw on the iconic form of the Zamboni and traditional outdoor rink hockey benches. Cedar siding provides a natural feel and highlights entrances, gathering areas and the hockey benches. The naturally ventilated, light-filled interior integrates durable natural materials with vibrant camp branded colours to provide a comfortable state of the art facility.

Photo by: Lisa Stinner-Kun


Public Review on Proposed Changes to the 2015 editions of Codes Canada Publications

November 7, 2018 to January 4, 2019

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2018 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications:

  • National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC)
  • National Fire Code of Canada 2015 (NFC)
  • National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC)

No changes are being proposed for the National Energy Code for Buildings this public review.

The purpose of this public review is to:

  • provide Code users and stakeholders with a detailed look at proposed changes and
  • seek comment on each proposed change as to whether it should be approved, altered, or rejected.

The public review closes at 4:00 p.m. EST on January 4, 2019, after which comments will no longer be accepted. The relevant committees of the CCBFC will review every comment that was received up to that date. The committees will then either withdraw the proposed change; recommend that it be reviewed further for possible re-submission in revised form in a future public review; or recommend that it be approved by the CCBFC, with or without modification. If approved by the CCBFC, the proposed changes will be published in the 2020 editions of Codes Canada publications.


Contract Insurability Negotiation Guide

The MAA wishes to express its appreciation to Derek Johnson from Oldfield Kirby Esau Inc. for providing a copy of the “Contract Insurability Negotiation Guide”, prepared by the Professional Liability Agents Network (PLAN) in the USA, and securing the necessary permissions that have enabled the MAA to post this resource for members on the MAA’s website:

As noted in the guide, while the purpose is to assist design professionals both identify uninsurable contract clauses and provide some talking points to help negotiation more insurable agreements with clients, the information is offered for educational and discussion purposes only and does not represent legal advice.


ECC EIFS Design Awards Program 2018-19

Awards launch: November 26th, 2018
Deadline for registration: January 31st, 2019

The EIFS Council of Canada is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Architectural Design Awards to honour design professionals and firms which incorporate EIFS products into innovative and creative built projects. The goal of this Award is to create a new benchmark in EIFS construction.

The Awards Program is open to all architects, architectural firms, builders or design professionals that have designed and completed a building located in Canada which utilizes EIFS.

More information:


2019 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

Awards launch: November 26th, 2018

The Copper Development Association is hosting its annual NACIA awards program in 2019. The program recognizes and promotes building projects that use architectural copper and copper alloys in their design. Qualified projects must be located in the U.S. and Canada, feature a significant amount of copper and have been completed within the past three years.

Selected projects will receive a custom copper plaque featuring an etching of their award-winning project. In addition, the winning projects will be featured on CDA’s website and promoted in various industry publications.

To learn more about the NACIA program and the guidelines to submit a project, go to:


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