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MAA e-Bulletin December 2015 No.1 Architecture Matters. Vitrahaus, Herzog & de Meuron |

Architecture Matters. Vitrahaus, Herzog & de Meuron |

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Season’s Greetings

The MAA Council and staff would like to extend best wishes for the coming holiday season to all members and their families. Please note that the MAA office will be closed at 12:30 pm on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and will not re-open until Monday, January 4, 2016.


Congratulations to the threesome comprised of Corey Greenham and Jon Trenholm from LM Architectural Group and Judy Pestrak, Executive Director of the MAA, who claimed this year’s trophy with a whopping 11 under par finish at Bridges Golf Course.

An even bigger congrats goes out to Carl Drohomereski however, for sinking a hole in one with the very first swing of his club that day.

The MAA wishes to offer a huge THANK YOU for the tremendous support that it received from this year’s sponsors, all of whom are listed within the article ( that has been posted to the MAA’s website concerning the tournament. Thanks as well to the Golf Committee, comprised of Al Coppinger and Vince Kwiatkowski, for their assistance in organizing the event.

Banff Session 2016

January 4th, 2016.

Be a vital part of Banff Session 2016! Contribute to the professions of architecture and interior design by submitting a presentation that will incite thought and spark discussion. The Banff Session, held at the Banff Springs Hotel, is one of the most prestigious bi-annual gathering of architects and design professional in Alberta. The people, the ideas,

the environment, the setting – it all comes together for an unforgettable experience that comes every two years. The Alberta Association of Architects invites you to consider being a part of the event by making a presentation. The “Call for Presenters” can be found here - .

Proposals must be submitted to Jenine Cerny, Communications Senior Manager, at no later than 4:00 pm on January 4th, 2016.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

January 16 2016 – 11:30PM to 4:00 PM

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $200 fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit:

Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection

January 22, 2016; 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this session you will gain an understanding of the application of Subsection 3.2.3. Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Code. The application of Subsection 3.2.3. Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection is one of the first steps in building design and analysis. This is reflected by the City of Winnipeg Part 3 Design Summary.

A light breakfast will be served.

This course is ideal for… Anyone that deals with Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada in the ICI construction industry; including contractors, architects, technologists, engineers and interior designers.

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