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MAA e-Bulletin January 2014 No.1 Architecture is New Beginnings. Canadian Museum of Human Rights | Prime Architect: Smith Carter; Design Architect: Antoine Predoc.k

Architecture is New Beginnings. Canadian Museum of Human Rights | Prime Architect: Smith Carter; Design Architect: Antoine Predock.

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2014 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Awards

The deadline for nominations is January 17, 2014.

Since 1985, Heritage Winnipeg has sponsored an annual awards program that seeks to recognize those people dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of Winnipeg's built heritage. Awards are also given to owners of heritage structures who seek to sensitively restore their buildings so that they become a productive element of the economical, cultural and social fabric of the community.

Completed nominations can be mailed to:

Heritage Winnipeg Corporation
#509 - 63 Albert Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 1G4

Winners will receive a framed certificate recognizing their effort at a ceremony to be held on National Heritage Day - the third Monday in February.

2014 AZ Awards for Excellence in Architecture and Design


AZURE, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2014 AZ AWARDS. The 4th annual international competition celebrates excellence in design.

Submissions are open to designers and design firms from all disciplines, manufacturers and clients.

Categories include:

Architecture: single-family and multi-unit residential, commercial & institutional, landscapes, temporary & demonstration spaces

Design: furniture, furniture systems, lighting, interior products Interiors: residential, commercial & institutional

Concepts: unbuilt competition entries, concepts/prototypes

A+ Award: $5000 prize for work developed by a student enrolled in a post-secondary design or architecture program in 2013.

Please visit:

Sponsored by TD Bank Group.


When: Thursday January 23, 2014

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm (registration opens at 2:30)

Learn about how green design meets affordable housing in Honduras! Kris Dick from the University of Manitoba will talk about a house designed by 12 students from Engineering & Architecture Faculties, built in the village of Consonlaca, Lempira, Honduras. The nature of the presentation will be to talk about how the program got started, some of the associated research and the student experience. In an effort to support this project, MBEC will be donating $5 per registration. So come on out! Learn about this project while at the same time, support this experience for the students.

Where: Red River College Princess Campus (P107 CGA Manitoba Room)

To confirm your attendance, please register online by January 21. Cancellations must be received two days prior to the event. Cancellations after this date will be invoiced for the entry fee.

Cost: Members - free; future members - $10.

Manitoba Building Envelope Council


Invoices for 2014 membership dues and practice fees have been recently forwarded by mail. It should be noted that:

a) amounts are payable in Canadian funds; and

b) in accordance with the MAA By-Laws, payment must be received within the MAA office by February 28, 2014 to avoid the late penalty which is applicable to certain membership categories or may be delayed until the final deadline of May 31, 2014, for payment of all dues and fees.

Those individuals who might be interested in changing membership categories or resigning their membership in the Association, should contact the MAA office for further information concerning the applicable requirements (which will depend on the class of membership).


In 1998, the legislation governing professional engineers in Manitoba underwent a major overhaul and one of the changes that was introduced as part of that process, was the introduction of a Certificate of Authorization; which both mandates APEGM to regulate firm practice and imposes mandatory liability insurance requirements on all legal entities (including partnerships and corporations) that are practicing engineering through registered members who are partners or employees.

The legislation does not however require a “natural person” to hold a Certificate of Authorization and as such, professional engineers who are practicing as sole proprietors are exempt.

MAA members should be aware that although sole proprietors need not carry professional liability insurance relative to the practice of engineering, APEGM does currently require those professional engineers who do not have coverage in the same amounts and on the same terms and conditions as are required for a Certificate of Authorization:

  • to notify their clients of the absence of such insurance; and
  • before proceeding, obtain written authorization from each client to provide the professional services being contracted.



ON_THE_BOARDS is an initiative of STOREFRONT_MANITOBA aimed at strengthening the design community through comradery, sharing, discussion and critique of work among peers. Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers and Planners are encouraged to take part. Hosting is voluntary, rotating through professional offices.

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

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