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MAA e-Bulletin May 2014 No.1 Every building has an Architect. Duckworth Centre Redevelopment | Architect: Prairie Architects Inc.

Every building has an Architect. Duckworth Centre Redevelopment | Architect: Prairie Architects Inc.

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The Next Century | Go Flat Out

Festival of Architecture

May 28 - 31, 2014, Winnipeg, MB

The 2014 MAA / RAIC Festival of Architecture will be a celebration of the past, present and future of architecture within our prairie landscape! We have a lot to be festive about with 2014 also marking the 100th anniversary of the MAA.

This centenary has us all reflecting on the foundations of our community, our current period of revitalization, and boldly looking forward at how we will shape our future with this year’s Festival theme “The Next Century | Go Flat Out”.

When Tweeting, the hashtag for the festival will be: #RAIC2014

Architecture Fringe Festival

May 22nd to May 31st

Storefront Manitoba, together with festival organizers, is holding a regional exposition of architecture and design culture entitled the AFF. Taking place May 22th to May 31st 2014, the AFF will act as a complement to the 2014 MAA/RAIC Festival of Architecture in Winnipeg, also taking place at that time.

See the AFF event pages for further festival details.

MB 2014: A Collection of Manitoba Architecture

Congratulations and Thank You to all the firms & individuals that submitted their work for inclusion in MB 2014. All the submissions were beautiful and amazing. All participants had at least one project included in the book. Your free copy will be available during the RAIC Festival. Because of the amount of submissions, and the size of the RAIC delegation, we are unable to give away the copies we wanted to.

We are offering special pricing of $20 (reg. $25) to Festival Delegates until June 1st.

Reserve your copies today!

Call for submission

Deadline for submission is August 15th, 2014

The RAW:almond organizers request the interest from designers and artists of all kinds for a design for RAW:almond 2015. The competition is open to teams and/or solo designers, artists or architects.

Winning entry will have their design built with engineering input for January 2015. The winner will be flown in to Winnipeg and stay at the luxurious Fort Garry Hotel in downtown Winnipeg, only meters from the restaurant site.

Along with their stay at the Fort Garry Hotel the winning entrant will be given opening night dinner tickets (# of tickets TBD). If the winning design comes from a Winnipeg member an honorarium will supplement the airfare and hotel stay ($ TBD).

For more info write to

Submission fee is $75 CDN.



The Moriyama RAIC International Prize is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious cash prizes in architecture. It is awarded every two years.

The winner receives CAD $100,000 and a handcrafted sculpture designed by internationally renowned Canadian designer Wei Yew. Depicting abstractions of the Canadian landscape, no two pieces will be entirely alike.

The Prize is awarded to an architect, an architecture firm or an architecture collaboration from anywhere in the world for the design of an outstanding building or project. It may also be awarded to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner is selected through an open, juried competition.

Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings

In follow up to my March 13, 2014 letter on the adoption of the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings, this update is to provide links to the National Research Council's (NRC) seven webinars which provide a detailed overview of the major technical changes in the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011. The seven webinars cover an Overview of the NECB, Building Envelope (Part 3), Lighting (Part 4), HVAC (Part 5), Service Water Heating (Part 6), Electrical Power Systems and Motors (Part 7) and Building Energy Performance Compliance Path (Part 8).

They can be accessed at: or

No registration is required to be able to view the webinars; however you will require the most current version of your Internet browser or have Adobe Flash Player installed. As a further reminder the Manitoba amendments to the NECB can be accessed at:

Should you have any further questions regarding the NECB or the Manitoba Amendments, please feel free to contact me directly via email or at 204.945.3322.

Tammy Harper M. Ed. (Ad), LEED AP
Chief Building Official
Office of the Fire Commissioner
T (204) 945-3322

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