Manitoba Association of Architects

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Hygge House Warming Hut.

One Photo Challenge 2020: Competition Winners

Architizer is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 One Photo Challenge! After evaluating an incredible shortlist of 100 architectural photographs and their stories, our stellar jurors have selected 2 top winners — one non-student and one student entry — along with 10 commended entries. We’re delighted to present each top winner with a grand prize of $2,500, along with professional photography gear from the likes of Peak Design, Formatt Hitech and Lenovo.

Commended Entry: “Hygge House” by Paul Turang

Hygge House, by Plain Projects, Pike Projects and Urbanink, is a simple wood-framed structure, symbolic of one of the most cherished symbols of Canadiana – the family cottage. Loosely translated, "Hygge" is a Danish word for cozy, an atmosphere of people and comfort, which can only be achieved when people come together. I was drawn to its quirky and fun appearance. It raises questions: "What is happening here?" "What is this little open building doing there?" It invites the audience to create their own narrative. And that color!

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MAA-supported Nation-to-Nation Conversation (Feb. 28, 2020)

The Faculty of Architecture and the Indigenous Design and Planning Students Association at the University of Manitoba conveys their sincere gratitude to the Manitoba Association of Architects for supporting the Conversation on Indigenous Principles, Perspectives and Practices in Shaping Canada’s Architecture, held at the J.A. Russell Building on February 28, 2020. Organized in conjunction with the Canadian Architecture Forums on Education (CAFÉ), the event involved 26 presenters from six Canadian schools of architecture, three Winnipeg design and advocacy firms, and Métis, Inuk, Anishinaabe, and Gitxsan Nations.

To watch a short video montage of the event, click here

Photos and a summary of CAFÉ Prairie are available here:


Faculty of Architecture Co-op/I Program Open for Opportunities

The Cooperative Education / Integrated Work (Co-op/I) program in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba is continuing to post job opportunities for summer 2020 work terms. We understand the present situation is challenging for everyone, but we want highlight that we are open and accommodating unique situations for both employers and students.

We would also like to ensure you are aware of the Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Jobs Program, which encourages the hiring of students by offering wage subsidies to eligible employers. Additional funding opportunities have been listed here. Furthermore, Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada has created a guide with Tips for Working Remotely as well as for Onboarding that you might find helpful.

If you would like to discuss employment opportunities for students, please feel free to contact the Co-op/I Program Coordinator at Further information for potential employers is available here:


Call for volunteers to serve on Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC)

The five-year term for the current members of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) will expire August 31, 2020. As a result, the CCBFC is issuing a call for volunteers to serve on the Commission for the development of the 2025 editions of the Codes. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to submit their application via the Codes Canada website.

The CCBFC is an independent committee of volunteers established by NRC to develop and maintain the National Model Codes. The Commission oversees the work of nine standing committees that develop and improve the detailed technical content of the codes that helps protect the health and safety of Canadians. Commission members should have broad knowledge of the codes.

Commission members commit to a five-year term and may be re-appointed for further terms subject to maintaining a reasonable degree of membership rotation. The membership of the Commission has representation from the industrial and regulatory sectors, as well as general interest groups, and is balanced by geographic region.

Appointments do not carry remuneration; however, travel and hospitality expenses incurred in attending meetings are reimbursed by NRC. For more information and a complete list of the Standing Committees, see CCBFC – standing committees on the Codes Canada website:

If you are interested in becoming a Commission member and participating in important National Code development work, please send an expression of interest to the CCBFC Secretary using the online form on the Codes Canada website (at the above-noted link) before June 30, 2020. Please include a 120-word summary of your relevant experience and attach/append your resume.

For further information, please contact the CCBFC Secretary, at


Impacts of COVID-19 on Force Majeure, Privacy and Construction Law

The MAA wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Pitblado LLP for its preparation and presentation of this session to MAA members on May 15, 2020; and the information and guidance that it provided to the profession during these challenging times.

We are most grateful that a recording of the webinar has also been made available, for posting on the MAA’s website, so that those who were unable to participate when it was initially delivered, can have access to the session now; and those participants who wish to re-visit the session are also able to do so:



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