Manitoba Association of Architects

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The Eiffel Tower at night with fireworks in the background.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Architects  

Ah, that familiar, new-year feeling. You wake up with a glint in your eye and hope in your heart looking forward to a fresh start and a prosperous year ahead! Then, you remember … you’re still an architect. Well, there’s nothing like a good new year’s resolution to focus the mind and stoke one’s motivation once more — here are a few for starters.

  1. Sketch more.
  2. Be true to your materials.
  3. Listen carefully.
  4. Be a social catalyst.
  5. Read more.
  6. Design with humour.
  7. Speak up for what you stand for.
  8. Break with programmatic convention.
  9. Enter a competition … and win!
  10. Travel more.


Designing Pathways

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ Noon
Centre Space | John A. Russell Building

Informing Indigenous Planning and Design within the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture and beyond.

Designing Pathways is an interdisciplinary panel discussion that will explore some lessons learned in the area of Indigenous Planning and Design. Following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action in 2015, each of the professional organizations (CSLA, RIAC and CIP) have made commitments to Reconciliation through establishing committees and devising action plans. The purpose of this panel discussion is to hear the perspectives of four practitioners from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, planning and interior design. The discussion will focus on the development of informed practical skills including research, engagement, planning and design. Panelists will share their experiences, provide advise to students/faculty members and describe hopes for the future of their professions.



Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 11:59PM CST

Benchmark is an international design challenge which will culminate in permanent installations along Winnipeg and Manitoba’s trail systems. Storefront Manitoba and the Winnipeg Trails Association invite individuals and groups from around the world to submit an iconic design that will enhance the experience and accessibility of the trails to a diversity of users. We are looking for an intervention that has the power to bring people together, a place to rest, take a break, people watch, lean, ponder one’s surroundings, and even create new activities for the diverse users of our trails.

Benchmark is an open competition, made possible through the generous support of: Trans Canada Trail, City of Winnipeg, Downtown BIZ and Trails Manitoba.


Call for Entries: 8th Annual A+Awards

Early Entry Deadline set for February 14, 2020.
Final Entry Deadline is March 27, 2020

Start the new decade with a bang by submitting your finest work to the definitive competition dedicated to showcasing the world’s greatest architectural achievements.

Firms and projects of all sizes and types are eligible for entry, with more than 250 A+Awards available across all architectural typologies, concept categories and building-product types. Entries are judged by hundreds of luminaries from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development and technology, reflecting the wide variety of fields that are influenced and impacted by the craft of architecture and construction.



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