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MAA e-Bulletin May No.1
                 Every building has an Architect. Winnipeg Art Gallery| Architect: Gustavo Da Roza, and Number Ten Architectural Group.

Every building has an Architect. Winnipeg Art Gallery| Architect: Gustavo Da Roza, and Number Ten Architectural Group.

Winnipeg Through Open Doors

May 26-31, 2012

In appreciation of our city and its identity. Exhibition of Paintings by Mohan Tenuwara.

Gallery Hours: 11:00pm - 5:00pm

St. Norbert Arts Centre
100 rue des Ruines du Monastère
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Doors Open Winnipeg

May 26 & 27, 2012

Heritage Winnipeg will be presenting our 9th annual Doors Open Winnipeg event. A free annual event that celebrates Winnipeg’s unique spaces and architecture. The event will take place on the weekend of May 26th & 27th and will showcase approximately 80 remarkable buildings/sites.

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Job Opportunities

June 1, 2012 Deadline

The Province is looking for a Heritage Architect. The Historic Resources Branch's Heritage Architect position #25914 has a closing date for applications of June 1.

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MBCaGBC June Lunch Event:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Time: 11:30 - 1:30

Design, Construction, and Performance: A Journey through Manitoba Hydro's Power Smart New Buildings Program Learn how your new construction project can earn Power Smart designation and financial incentives with a demonstration and explanation of the Program's various deliverables. Examples of typical scenarios and building types will be provided to guide you through the Design, Construction, and Proven Performance Phases of the New Buildings Program. Gain an understanding of the Program's innovative Fuel-Neutral perspective and its implications on energy modeling, plus learn how the New Buildings Program complements (and differs from) a building's application for LEED certification.

Location: Manitoba Hydro Place (360 Portage Ave) Price: Members $25, Non-Members $30, Students $20

*Registration deadline is Friday, June 1 at 2 p.m.*

Contact to register.

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New Rules on Experience Effective July 1, 2012

In an effort to fall in line at the national level, the MAA Council has agreed to adopt a policy, whereby back-entering or retroactive entry of experience gained prior to admission as an Intern, will no longer be permitted. (It should be noted that the policy will not apply to internationally educated individuals, who frequently need considerable time to obtain CACB certification and qualify for admission to the Intern Program.)

The policy will take effect on July 1, 2012. The MAA would request the assistance of all employers, to ensure that any and all employees who might be affected, are advised accordingly.

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The City of Winnipeg's Building and Site Design Summary (BSDS) has been updated and is now available on the City's website.

  • Version 2.0 of the BSDS is now available online at under the What's New heading
  • The BSDS has been updated to reflect recent amendments to the Winnipeg Building By-Law and the Winnipeg Electrical By-Law
  • Effective April 30, 2012 - permit applications for commercial new construction and additions must be accompanied by this Version 2.0 of the BSDS
  • Version 2.0 of the BSDS includes the new Required Professional Designer's Certificate (RPDC) - see also

As a number of members are aware, the MAA has expressed serious concern with regard to the final bulletin point which appears on the owner's certificate (about recommended levels of insurance) and considers this matter to remain under discussion with the City of Winnipeg. The MAA hopes this issue will be resolved sometime soon and the standard certificate amended accordingly.

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Call for Nominations

June 1, 2012 Deadline

Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2013. Painting, sculpture, crafts, installation, photography, architecture, performance and more. Canadian artists are pushing the boundaries of the visual arts. Help us to honour Canada's finest artists in visual arts or an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the discipline. Nominate someone who you feel is deserving of a Governor General's Award in visual arts.

Nomination guidelines in media and visual arts:

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.

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