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MAA e-Bulletin March 2018 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. Manitoba Legislative Building Accessibility Upgrades | Republic Architecture Inc. | Photo by: Stationpoint Photographic.

Every Building has an Architect. Manitoba Legislative Building Accessibility Upgrades | Republic Architecture Inc. | Photo by: Stationpoint Photographic.

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Prairie Design Awards

4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, April 6, 2018

Every two years, the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA), Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA) and Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) celebrate those setting new standards of creativity and skill in architecture, interior design and landscape architecture with the Prairie Design Awards (PDA). Two types of awards may be awarded for each submission category: the Award of Excellence and the Award of Merit.

The awards will be presented at the Prarie Design Awards event, held in conjunction with the Alberta Association of Architects’ 2018 Banff Session conference; on May 11, 2018 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

A public exhibition, supported by a publicity program, will take place before and after the awards event and will put submitted work before large audiences in major cities across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Questions about the awards can be passed along to Jenine Cerny, Communications Sr. Manager, at or 780-432-0642.

Western Living‘s 2018 Designers of the Year Awards

Deadline is April 2, 2018

Are you the next big name in Western Canadian design? Put your work in front of internationally renowned designers and architects in Western Living's 2018 Designers of the Year Awards!

Are you an emerging architect or interior designer looking for your big break?

For over a decade, we’ve celebrated the best and brightest up-and-comers in Western Canada with two awards:

  • The Arthur Erickson Memorial Award for best emerging architect
  • The Robert Ledingham Memorial Award for best emerging interior designer

Enter now to get your work in front of our panel of superstar judges, including internationally acclaimed Canadian architect TODD SAUNDERS (Fogo Island Inn), Order of Canada and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Governor General's Medal recipient JAMES CHENG, and global design icon BARBARA BARRY.

Winners and finalists will be announced in our September 2018 issue. For more info, visit

MAA Student Meet and Greet

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM

You are invited to the MAA Student Meet and Greet presented by the University of Manitoba Association of Students and the Manitoba Association of Architects.

The MAA Student Meet and Greet aims to help bridge the gap between education and practice by fostering connections between professionals and students. This event will give students a venue to network with and learn from professionals working in the practice of architecture in Manitoba. Through this event MAA members will gain a better understanding of the education at the University of Manitoba by speaking directly to students. Professionals will have an opportunity to meet students who will contribute to the next generation of architectural practice.

Location: Kings Head Pub – 120 King Street

RSVP by: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to

Erin Riediger:

This event is generously sponsored by The Manitoba Association of Architects, The Faculty of Architecture Endowment Fund and The Faculty of Architecture Partners Program.

Please note that if you wish to attend, you must reply to UMAAS: and NOT the MAA office.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

As the interest in Tall Wood buildings continues to grow in Canada and internationally, this lecture provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities this new typology brings for architects and engineers. With a focus on mass wood construction, and reference to completed projects from around the world, this presentation will review the current and emerging options and best practices with respect to material choice, structural systems, and building performance.

Attendees will be able to review the book Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction & Performance, and order copies at the discount price of $75.00.

Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library,
251 Donald Street, Wpg, MB

1.5 Structured Hours

Registration: 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Session: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Cost: $52.50


APRIL 11, 2018

The Wood Solutions Fair is the premier event in Canada dedicated to design and construction with wood and wood products. This one-day educational event showcases wood use in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through a trade show and seminars.

The session will focus on a selection of SWA’s recent primary school projects, drawing on the practice’s experience in new build and extension projects located in both urban and rural settings. It will look at how the selection of structural timber solutions and timber finishes has responded to the clients’ briefs as well as site and programming constraints. We will also explore how community build was incorporated at Mellor Primary School and the way in which projects such as Mellor and Sandal Magna Primary School have supported the Schools’ sustainable pedagogy.

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