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MAA e-Bulletin May 2018 No.1 line break Architecture Matters. Table for 1200 More 2017 | | Winnipeg Free Press

Architecture Matters. Table for 1200 More 2017 | | Winnipeg Free Press

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Table for 1200 More

Saturday May 26

TableFor1200More highlights Winnipeg’s emerging design scene by bringing together architecture, design, and the culinary arts to create an evening of entertainment and stimulating conversation in an absolutely unique setting. At approximately 1200 feet long, TableFor1200More is a truly spectacular ‘pop-up’ outdoor dining experience that attracts both local and international media attention. The event is a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in a public conversation about the value of architecture, design culture and the city. It takes place in an amazing urban space in Winnipeg, announced to guests one-hour prior to the occasion.

TableFor1200More is organized as part of StorefrontMB’s mandate to raise awareness about the value of architecture, design, and urbanism to the broader community. Consisting of 150 tables of eight, TableFor1200More brings together representatives from government, prominent institutions, arts organizations, and citizens alike to take a seat at the table and join in on the conversation.

Meals are provided by local chefs Mandel Hitzer (Deer+Almond) and Ben Kramer. Dinner guests are dressed for a “Winnipeg White Out”, wearing all white to provide a truly unique and magical visual dimension to the evening.

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Save the Date - MAA AGM

Tuesday June 12

This year's AGM will once again be held at the Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre @ 12:00. Stay tuned for details for the evening event.

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LEED Green Associate Exam Kickstarter

May 7

Prepare to take your LEED® Green Associate exam and earn the internationally recognized LEED v4 Green Associate credential. CaGBC has developed this condensed 1-day course which will be delivered by highly-qualified Canadian instructors with real-life local and regional experience. This course is intended to provide you with foundational information, which will then be followed up with a post-course study plan.

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Home Modifications- Building Accessible Futures

June 14, 2018. Viscount Gort Hotel, 9 am - 12 pm

This is a technical symposium for professional home renovators and designers. Marnie Courage, Inclusive Design Consultant with Enabling Access will provide an introduction to the levels of residential accessibility, national initiatives in the area of Home Modifications and how renovators, designers, and occupational therapists can effectively work together with residents to create safe and accessible environments.  

Pat Acquisto, from Pro Accessibility Ltd. in Toronto, is an accessibility builder and consultant who will be sharing considerations for designing and constructing home renovations and modifications that allow people to Age In Place and create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities. Participants will gain an understanding of the technical challenges faced when renovating or creating accessible bathrooms, kitchens, and entrances. Project samples and expert tips will be shared and products that improve residential accessibility will be showcased by our exhibitors. This Home Modification Symposium has been accepted by the Manitoba Home Builders Association for 3 hours of professional development credit.

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“GROW ROOM” design competition – Call for Submissions

Deadline for Submissions: May 25, 2018

To increase public awareness of gardening spaces and design in those spaces. To allow for gardening in small spaces with greater yields and provide food security. To challenge yard design away from beds, gazebos and decks. To use materials and design so that people can adapt and use structure as their own.

Successful designs will be constructed and installed on one of two sites: The Forks and the South Osborne Community Garden. Please note that designs should not necessarily be extremely site specific as the idea is to create a structure that can function in different growing conditions.

The design shall consider the ecological footprint of the proposal. The structure will be an exterior build and is to have a lifespan of 2-5 years. The structure must be accessible for planting maintenance. Design consideration may also be given to implementing irrigation functionality to support self-sustainability. Proposed materials must be locally sourced and take into consideration the environmental impact they will have, including its deconstruction. Materials should be able to be locally recycled and/or upcycled at the end of its life span.

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