view online:

MAA e-Bulletin March 2018 No.2 line break Architecture Matters. Nellie McClung Heritage Site in Manitou, MB |

Architecture Matters. Nellie McClung Heritage Site in Manitou, MB |

line break

The Nellie McClung Heritage Site

The Nellie McClung Heritage Site features the only two of Nellie's homes in Canada that are open to the public as a tourist attraction and as living classrooms.

Here, she wrote her Canadian best seller, raised four of her five children and began her career as a champion of women's and human rights. Restored in 2017 - McClung House and Hazel Cottage - ‎were returned to Manitou where Nellie lived for almost 20 of her 23 adults years in Manitoba.

Nellie's Homes of Manitou welcome all visitors May thru September. Located at the corner of Main Street and Highway #3.

More info:

line break

The 6th Annual A+Awards is Open For Entry!

Final Entry Deadline: April 13, 2018

With 400+ jurors and over 400,000 public votes cast, the A+Awards is an awards program celebrating the year's best architecture, spaces and products. This year, the awards are bringing your work around the world via the A+Awards book, winners' podcast, and an online community 300+ million viewers strong.

With its mission to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture from around the globe, the 6th Annual A+Awards is an opportunity to have your work recognized. The jury is comprised of thought leaders from fields as diverse as art, fashion, real estate, media, and technology.

This year's A+Awards includes new Plus categories for Furniture and Acoustics as well as expanded Product categories for Building Products and Finishes, which celebrate products' role in bringing architecture to life.

Visit today for your chance to win! 

line break

Manitoba Building Officials Annual Spring Seminar

April 25 & 26, 2018, Canad Inns Polo Park.

Registration is now open! There are two ways to register:

  1. Download the seminar brochure.
    Complete, fax to 204-897-8094 and follow-up with payment in the mail.
  2. Register online.
    Credit card payments, invoicing requests are available through his method of registration.

Topics being covered this Spring include:


  • Solid Fuel Appliance Installations & the Code Official
  • Top 10 Mistakes Pinchin sees Everyday
  • Renovating an Old House - When to Get an Environmental Assessment
  • Creative, New Ways in which Moisture is Damaging our Buildings
  • Fire Separations, Fire Rated Separations and Fire Walls - What's the difference?
  • Fire Stopping - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • F1 High Hazard Inspection Requirements
  • Mezzanines


  • Municipal Liability and the Building Inspector
  • Underwriting & Rating of Fire Risk in Municipalities
  • First Preventers Program & ASK IT BASKET
  • Limit States Design

If you have questions, feel free to contact Lise at 204-295-1512 or

line break

Wood Works! Alberta: Wood Solutions Conference

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, North Building
375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3

Timber Solutions in Education Projects
Eleanor Brough, MA DipArch ARB, Associate, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, London, UK

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.

Timber Office Buildings: Everything Old is New Again
Cory Zurell, PhD, P. Eng., Principal, Blackwell Structural Engineers, Waterloo, ON

Century-old brick and beam industrial buildings are highly sought after as modern commercial office real estate, and in many markets they have largely all been converted. New versions of the old brick and beam vernacular are being pursued as an attractive and economical form of Class A office space and are highly desirable among progressive employers, especially in the technology start-up sector.

More info:



line break

About the e-Bulletin

The e-Bulletin is published semi-monthly as an informational resource to members of the Manitoba Association of Architects. Send your events and notices directly to Jason Robbins ( As well, if you would like to submit an image for the Every building has an Architect series, you can send them directly to Jason Robbins. Include all applicable credits including architect and photo; images should be 800px x 600px or less.

Address any comments or concerns to the Executive Director.

Follow @MBAssocArch on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!

You’re receiving this newsletter as a member of the MAA. Not interested anymore?  Unsubscribe instantly.

Copyright © 2012 Manitoba Association of Architects. Privacy Policy: