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MAA e-Bulletin April 2013 No.1 Every building has an Architect. Great West Life Building II | Architect: Smith Carter Architects and Skidmore Owings and Merrill

Every building has an Architect. Great West Life Building II | Architect: Smith Carter Architects and Skidmore Owings and Merrill

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RAIC Journals Wanted

Thinking about spring cleaning of the office or basement? The Winnipeg Architecture Foundation is looking for copies of the RAIC Journal from 1945 to 1985 to aid our research programme. Also wanted are copies of Western Construction and Building magazine and Canadian Architect pre-1975. We will arrange to pick up the material.


Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Lancaster Room, Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, 1800 Wellington Avenue
1.5 Structured Hours

This presentation provides an insightful context within which to examine the future potential of wood as a building material. Its historical explorations identify aspects of our wood culture that have been lost or forgotten, and which may now illuminate the way forward. As the 21st Century unfolds, ‘Toward a Culture of Wood Architecture’ argues that revitalizing our wood building tradition will bring with it many benefits. Applying the principles of Constructive Environmentalism to the design of our buildings can create new synergies between the natural and built worlds, distribute both social and economic benefits, and contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

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Better Buildings Conference 2013

April 23 & 24 2013
Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg Manitoba

What does "better" mean in a Manitoban context? The annual conference continues beyond the period of a complete building cycle: concept, design, construction and operation. Better Buildings peeks into the process involved in creating, altering & operating the iconic buildings in our region. This year, we expand our conversation of the building to the community and discuss how one influences the other.

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Centennial Fund for Interns or Intern Architects

Deadline - April 30, 2013

Call for Submission - The College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Interns or Intern Architects, created with donations received from Members of the College of Fellows and RAIC members is now accepting submissions. The Fund was created to support a deserving Intern or Intern Architect or group of Interns/Intern Architects wishing to promote the value and image of the profession. This year's jury will be comprised of: Barry Johns, FRAIC; Yves Gosselin, AP/FIRAC; and, Doug Clancey, FRAIC.

For more details see - Terms of Reference:

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Conference

May 13-17, 2013

The Winnipeg Police Service will be hosting a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Conference. Basic Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Training is a five day 40 hour course which teaches the student how to effectively design and use the physical environment to reduce crime opportunities, and achieve a more productive use of space. This course will cover CPTED fundamentals including plan reviews, report writing, presentation skills, lighting, planning and zoning, and behavioural management. Attendees will be required to conduct a CPTED field assessment at the conclusion of the course.

Place Louis Riel
190 Smith Street

Registration is $575 per person. More info:

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