MAA e-Bulletin

// January 2012


Winnipeg Millenium Library | Architect: Patkau Architects / LM Architectural Group.

Every building has an Architect. Winnipeg Millenium Library | Architect: Patkau Architects / LM Architectural Group.

Upcoming Events

The Warming Huts.
It's that time of year again. Here are the planned events for the week. If you're interested in playing shinny contact Peter Hargraves

January 23 - Orientation 10:30am
Teams will be shown around the Forks site and introduced to the local project participants. Build will begin at the Main Plaza.

January 24 - Build continues
Presentations to U of M School of Architecture at 7:30pm

January 25 - Build continues
Evening field trip to Lake Winnipeg & Gimli Fish & Chips for late supper

January 26 - Morning press conference
Evening reception held for all participants and supporters. Teams will make brief remarks on the experience

January 27 - Build wraps up
Afternoon outdoor hockey game. Czechs vs Team World! Evening 10x20x20 at WAG.

On the Boards.
ON_THE_BOARDS is an initiative of STOREFRONT_MANITOBA aimed at strengthening the architectural community through comradery, sharing, discussion and critique of work among peers. All MAA members are encouraged to take part. Hosting is voluntary, rotating through MAA membership.

REVOLVING DOORS between 8:00 and 11:00pm B Y O B

If you have a project in an early stage and are interested in presenting contact OTB: t:204.480.8421

Every second Thursday of the month

all information presented at the sessions should be considered confidential

RAW:Gallery is proud to present RAW:Re:Definition
Eric Lesage's project "Re: Definition" was born of a simple question: what would happen if text was woven? Working on a simple frame loom in 2005, using a 1956 Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary, he began to create a series of panels. Influenced by Marshall McLuhan's "The Medium is the Message", this work explores the interaction of two highly linear media, weaving and movable type. Set against the textile framework, the text acts as a graphic element; any meaningful reading of the words would be an act of the viewer.

Opening January 13th, 8 pm
Closing February 12th, 8pm

Zone 41 presents "A Village Wooing" by George Bernard Shaw

RAW:Gallery of Architecture and Design

Janaury 19-29

290 McDermot Ave.


All of the hut builders except Gehry's team will be speaking (but not about huts).

1. Frank Albo - Writer 2. Luca Roncoroni - Ira [Norway] 3. Warren Carther - Glass Artist 4. HotHut - Architecture Students 5. Kevin Erickson - KNEstudio [New York] 6. Jason Berg - Artist 7. Roy Talmon & Noa Biran - Talmon Biran [Israel] 8. Monica Giesbrecht - Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram 9. Mark West - CAST 10. Pavel Nalezeny - Mjolk Architekti [Czech Republic]

January 27th at the WAG.

Continuing Education

Extension Of Deadline For 2010/11 Continuing Education Reporting Period
As part of the transition to a more harmonized system at the national level, the Manitoba Association of Architects' 2010/2011 reporting period will be extended for an additional six month period, through to June 30, 2012, without any increase in requirements.

Those who were approved as Registered or Intern members:

  • prior to January 1, 2010, must obtain at least 70 hours, including at least 15 core hours; or
  • after January 1, 2010 and prior to January 1, 2011, must obtain at least 35 hours, including at least 7.5 core hours;
  • and record such activities in their electronic transcript, no later than June 30, 2012, in accordance with MAA's requirements (and provisions relative to carry forward hours).

Contact Judy with any questions: 925-4620.

The Manitoba Chapter, CaGBC
LEED Documentation Workshop

SPECIAL DISCOUNT $150 (Reg $400)

Winnipeg Jan.12th
Brandon Jan.13th 2012

The Manitoba Building Envelope Council (MBEC), the Manitoba Chapter, Canada Green Building Council (MBCaGBC) and Red River College (CARSI) are holding our 2nd Air Barrier Rodeo Workshop. Join us to explore the latest in design, installation and performance of multiple air barrier assemblies and test the newest products available.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012-All Day!
Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame Campus (CARSI Building)

The deadline to register is February 1st, 2012

Contact the Manitoba Building Envelope Council for more information:

IES LUNCHEON JANUARY 2012 Comparative Review -- Metal Halide, T5HO & LED Systems
Maarten Mulder will be speaking about the comparison between metal halide, T5HO and LED systems.

Date: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Viscount Gort
Cost: $20 Members, $25 Non-members

Reserve registration with Doug Palmer by e-mail ( or phone (509-8914)

Contact the Winnipeg Chapter of the IES for more info.

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