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MAA e-Bulletin February 2015 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. Mayfair Recreation Centre | BridgmanCollaborative Architecture.

Every Building has an Architect. Mayfair Recreation Centre | BridgmanCollaborative Architecture.

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Please note that in December, the City of Winnipeg posted Information Bulletin number 2014-015-B/E/M ( which is a clarification of our interpretation of sprinkler zoning in contained use areas, impeded egress zones and care and treatment facilities.

The bulletin is also available via our Information Bulletins webpage at which hosts many informative documents from the Planning Property & Development Department, Development and Inspections Division. We highly recommend that you bookmark this page for easy future reference.

Please share this with others who may be interested in this information but may not have received this notice.

Shirley Jenken, CET, IntET(Canada)
City of Winnipeg, Electrical Technical Support Officer | ph: 204-986-8005

The Competition

Wednesday February 18th, 7 p.m.
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street

Thursday February 26th, 6 p.m. "The Competition”.
Centre Space, John A. Russell Building (co-presented with the Faculty of Architecture)

Architecture+Film is an ongoing series of films which focus on architecture and design, co-presented by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation – a charitable organization dedicated to advancing the awareness and appreciation of Winnipeg’s built environment through education.

This film follows the trials and tribulations of five stellar practices (Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Dominique Perrault) competing in a doomed bid to build a new national museum for Andorra back in 2009. There is an air of desperation throughout, as the competing teams grasp blindly for novelty forms, trying to second-guess the desires of a client they have never met, in a context they have never seen, for imaginary future users they will never know. – THE GUARDIAN

*Followed by a panel discussion with moderator Alison Gillmor and Paul Jordan, CEO, Forks North Portage; Johanna Hurme, 5468796 architecture, Grant Van Iderstine, Architecture49 and Robert Enright,Professor,Writer and Art Critic.

Advance tickets available

Additionally Cinematheque will show the film “Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation".

February 19, 7 pm ; February 20, 9 pm; February 21, 3 pm & 9 pm; February 26, 9 pm

Dinner Meeting - Women's & Newborn Hospital Project

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Norwood Hotel Hotel - Main Banquet Room

The new Women’s & Newborn Hospital under construction at the Health Sciences Centre is the largest hospital project ever undertaken in Manitoba. The design won the ‘2010 Award of Excellence’ from Canadian Architect magazine. The project was undertaken using an integrated design process with public town hall sessions involving Manitobans, neighbourhood residents, City planners, HSC staff, Consultants, and stakeholder user groups to obtain feedback and involve everyone in the design process.

Please join us at the February PMI Chapter meeting where Doug Corbett, Design Architect and Practice Leader for Architecture 49 (formerly Smith Carter Architects & Engineers) will present the Women’s & Newborn Hospital project. The presentation will focus not only critical success factors for managing large scale institutional projects, but also on architectural purpose. Architects are professionally responsible to design buildings to meet Building Codes. They have contractual obligations to their Clients to spend their money wisely. But what is their responsibility to society? To the cities, communities, and neighbourhoods they build in? To the peoples and cultures they affect? Doug’s talk will present ideas on ‘SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECTURE’.

5:00 - 6:00 pm Registration/Networking

6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner

6:30 - 7:30 pm Speaker Presentation

More information:

Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing!

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on February 28, 2015.

Eligible housing projects must meet all of the following criteria:

Incorporate all three VisitAbility features:

1) No-step entrance at the front, back or side of the house;

2) Wider doorways and clear passage on the main floor;

3) a main floor bathroom that can be accessed by visitors with mobility devices.

  • Be built, renovated, developed, and/or created between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2014.
  • Be located in Canada.
  • Be in compliance with local building regulations at the time the project was built.

Anyone (e.g., architects, builders, developers, owners, general citizens) may submit entries regardless of their direct involvement in the project. Those submitting entries must have permission from the project owner at the time of submission. Multiple entries are accepted.

Questions Any questions about the Awards of Excellence in VisitAble Housing should be emailed to

You can also reach Youn-Young Park or Allen Mankewich at 204-287-8411.

More information about the Awards can be found on the following link:

To proceed directly to the entry form, please click on the following link:

Time to enter the 2015 Canadian Green Building Awards

Deadline to receive submissions is March 6

Entry kits are now available for the 2015 Canadian Green Building Awards, a joint program of SABMag and the Canada Green Building Council. Winning projects will be published in the Summer issue of SABMag and at, and all projects submitted will be considered for publication in other issues of SABMag or ecoHouse Canada.

The Canadian Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types [commercial, institutional, industrial and Part 9 residential], including new construction, existing buildings, renovations and interior design projects. Projects need not be certified under a green building rating system.

Deadline to receive submissions is March 6; judging is March 13.

Winning entries will be announced at the CaGBC National Conference in Vancouver on June 2.

Entry kits with complete details are found here:

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