Manitoba Association of Architects

// March 2019.2

Architecture Matters. Irish Architecture Foundation

Architecture Matters. Irish Architecture Foundation

Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings

Opens April 6th in Cork, Ireland

“Together with our collaborator, Hugh Campbell, we asked sixteen, contemporary practicing architect teams to research one selected building, each of which was chosen by us. Close Encounter calls on the generosity of each of the invited architects to ‘take’ the work of another architect and help it to be remembered, understood, re-valued and appreciated for its own inherent worth.”

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Curators, FREESPACE

Following from the success of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia 2018, we are proud to be producing the tour of Close Encounter. The tour gives us a chance to leave a lasting legacy in Ireland for Irish architects, architecture and artistic culture, and will catalyse that legacy for all the participants. In this group of sixteen teams, there was a mix of both emerging and more established practitioners. The tour will give opportunity to all participants to present their work to an Irish audience.

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BEAP Tuesday Talk: Destiny Seymour

March 26th, 2019

BEA Prairies: Winnipeg is pleased to announce an upcoming Tuesday Talk with Destiny Seymour, Interior Designer and Owner of Indigo Arrows! Join us Tuesday, March 26th at 7:30 pm in the Buchwald Room of the Millennium Library to hear Destiny discuss her latest work!

Destiny Seymour is an Anishinaabe interior designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Destiny graduated with her Masters in Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. She worked at Prairie Architects Inc. in Winnipeg for over 10 years as their interior designer before starting her own design business in 2016.

For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples in Manitoba created beautiful patterns to adorn their pottery and host of bone tools. Most of these surviving pieces are held in museums now. Using a variety of materials & mediums, Destiny is reviving these ancient patterns to provoke thought, bridge gaps, inspire and empower.

Destiny formed Woven Collaborative, an Indigenous led design studio with fellow designer Mamie Griffith. Their design practice takes a critical look at the representation of Indigenous cultures within spaces. Their design mission is to respectfully reflect local Indigenous cultures & identity within architectural forms, interior spaces, furniture, and textiles. Their design process acknowledges community engagement, inclusiveness, and collaboration when creating new works.



March 29, 2019

The Board of Directors of Architects Without Borders Canada is made up of volunteers with a diverse range of experience. Our board members value commitment to our mission ( as well as a determination to move AWB forward. We’re looking for new directors with fresh expertise, energy and ideas.

We are seeking candidates from a variety of backgrounds. We have a specific interest in candidates who are registered architects or are professionals in other related disciplines. We are looking for people with experience in fund development, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, or non-profit work. Previous experience with Boards and/or not-for-profit organizations is desirable.

Those interested in becoming a director should submit a current resume along with a statement of interest to by March 29, 2019.


2019 Steel Design Awards Gala

April 10; RBC Convention Centre

Celebrating Our Past – Building Our Future

The RBC Convention Centre’s beautiful York Ballroom in the recently completed new steel south building will be the location for this special evening of celebration featuring:

• Welcome Reception • Celebration Banquet • Awards Program

The second edition, 2019 CISC Manitoba/North West Ontario Region Steel Design Awards of Excellence is themed Celebrating Our Past – Building Our Future. Held biennially, the goal of this Awards event is to share and recognize steel design and innovation excellence – promote awareness of the advantages of steel in construction and create networking opportunities for CISC Members & Associates, partners and clients.

More info:

For additional information regarding Award Nominations or Sponsorship, please contact: Gordie Tumilson at or call 204-297-6275


Call for submissions: $100,000 RAIC International Prize for transformative architecture

Deadline: April 26, 2019

The RAIC is accepting submissions until April 26 for the third edition of the $100,000 RAIC International Prize for transformative architecture.

This unique international award, formerly known as the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, recognizes the power of great architecture to transform society. In keeping with a focus on the social relevance of architecture, jurors will visit all finalist projects to see the buildings in use and appreciate their impact on society and human well-being.


Project Management for Architects

Part One:
Thursday, April 11: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, April 12: 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM;
Workshop: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 13: 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM

Part Two:
Thursday, May 2: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, May 3: 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM;
Workshop: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 4: 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM

The course will include:

  • Project management tools and templates for architectural practice;
  • 35 hours of instruction plus a 6-hour practical workshop in which participants will learn to use the tools and templates;
  • A premium PMP® certification exam preparation kit including textbook, study aids, online resources, and an online test question bank.

The RAIC’s Project Management for Architects course will:

  1. Provide architectural interns, emerging practitioner, and emerging proprietors with a solid grounding in contemporary project management practices, tools and techniques.
  2. Prepare participants to write the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.


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