Manitoba Association of Architects

// April 2019.1

Architecture Matters. MAA Sponsored Lecture - MICHAEL SORKIN


April 1, 2019 | 5 PM Reception, 6 PM Lecture

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd.

Michael Sorkin is President of Terreform, a non-profit dedicated to urban research and advocacy and publisher of UR Books, the Principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, an international design practice with a special focus on urbanism and “green” architecture, and Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. He has been architecture critic for The Village Voice and The Nation, contributing editor at Architectural Record, and author or editor of more than twenty books, including Variations on a Theme Park, Exquisite Corpse, Local Code, Giving Ground (edited with Joan Copjec), Michael Sorkin Studio: Wiggle (Works in Progress), Some Assembly Required, Other Plans, The Next Jerusalem, After The Trade Center (edited with Sharon Zukin), Starting From Zero, Analyzing Ambasz, Against the Wall, Indefensible Space, New Orleans Under Reconstruction (edited with Carol Reese and Anthony Fontenot), All Over the Map, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan, and What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City.

Sorkin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the recipient of the 2013 Cooper-Hewitt National “Design Mind” Award, a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, and 2019 recipient of an AIA Collaborative Achievement Award.

A limited number of UR Books will be on sale during the reception.


Marc Ryan - Cultural Events Evening Lecture

Thursday, April 4, 2019 6 PM
Centre Space | John A. Russell Building

Marc Ryan, Principal and Co-Founder of PUBLIC WORK, will discuss an emerging theme implicit in the practice’s recent engagements in the transformation of the public realm: the idea of cities and urban spaces designed as places in-progress. Recent works including The Bentway, Toronto explore a breed of public spaces that are deliberately conceived and designed to continually evolve over time, rather than as finished compositions.

Marc Ryan is principal and co-founder of PUBLIC WORK, a Toronto-based office for urban design and landscape architecture focused on one of the foremost public topics today—the intelligent evolution of the contemporary city. Established in 2012, the studio aims to produce transformative works that invigorate the public realm, optimize and enhance the performance of urban and natural systems, and support public life by adding new layers of experience to the city. Marc’s background in both landscape architecture and architecture gives him a synthetic approach to urban design and his design practice focuses on projects for the public realm using landscape as a primary medium. Marc’s experience includes nearly two decades of practice in Canada, the United States and Europe, where he has provided leadership in the design of the public realm able to capture a dramatic new sense of place.


Bryony Roberts - Harlyn Thompson Lectureship Fund

Monday, April 8, 2019 6 PM
Centre Space | John A. Russell Building

Roberts will discuss how she works between architecture, performance, and preservation to respond to the social conditions of changing urban sites.

Bryony Roberts is an architectural designer and scholar. Her practice Bryony Roberts Studio, based in New York, integrates methods from architecture, art, and social practice to respond to complex cultural sites. The studio approaches design as a social practice — creating immersive environments and community-based collaborations that prompt alternative forms of inhabitation. Works include transformative design projects at international sites such as the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, the Dubai Design District in Dubai, the Federal Plaza in Chicago, and the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles.

She has been awarded the Architectural League Prize, the Rome Prize, and the Miller Prize, as well as support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. She has published her research in the Harvard Design Magazine, Log, Future Anterior, and Architectural Record, co-edited the volume Log 31: New Ancients, and edited the book Tabula Plena: Forms of Urban Preservation published by Lars Müller Publishers. Roberts teaches architecture at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York.



Opening: Friday, April 5, 2019 7-9 pm

2 APRIL 2019 - 26 APRIL 2019 M_F, 9 to 4:40


The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (RMTC) is a vibrant and beloved cultural institution located in downtown Winnipeg near Main Street. RMTC is notable for being Canada’s first English language regional theatre, becoming a model for regional theatres across North America. Join us for an exhibition that explores the history and design of the building.

The 785-seat theatre was designed by local architectural firm Waisman Ross Blankstein Coop Gillmor Hanna, now Number Ten Architectural Group. The principal designer was Allan Waisman and the project architect was Robert Kirby. Eddie Gilbert, the artistic director of the theatre company, worked closely with the design team.

This exhibition was made possible with support from the Manitoba Association of Architects and The Winnipeg Foundation.

Accessibility: The Winnipeg Architecture Foundation is not located in a fully accessible building. The public entrance at 266 McDermot has seven steps in the lobby. A portion of the exhibit is displayed in the lobby.


Emerging Practictioners Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration Webinar 2019

Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

Register today for the RAIC EP Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration live webinar by CA expert, CHOP contributor and experienced instructor Jim Mansfield and Senior Contract Administrator, Michael Paquette. This is your chance to ask the experts and gain insight beyond the reference materials as you explore the practical application of Contract Administration procedures and theory!

Earn 10 Structured/Core continuing education credits for participating.

Watch this two-day webinar live online or attend in person in Toronto on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

RAIC Members receive special discounted pricing.



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