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MAA e-Bulletin November 2014 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. Grand Beach Provincial Park Washrooms | MMP Architects Inc.

Every Building has an Architect. Grand Beach Provincial Park Washrooms | MMP Architects Inc.

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Design Professional Award: ECO-FORT

Grant C. LaBossiere, Joseph G. Orobia

This entry addresses resiliency at the macro scale using passive means to remediate habitats and mitigate disasters. This entry demonstrated that the repairing of the existing ecological system, regenerating the waterfront, would benefit the city at multiple scales of economies. Rather than relying on new technology, the success of this entry lies in its use of the infrastructure of nature, which has proven to be resilient. Furthermore, the judges felt that this proposal was comprehensive and articulate, and that the design was clear, simple and intuitive.

“NEXT BIG ONE” – the 2014 disaster resiliency project organized by Architecture for Humanity Vancouver – raises awareness on the high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami event – The “Next Big One” – that plagues cities around the world. The challenge of the single-stage open-ideas competition was to propose an innovative design solution that can mitigate natural disasters while simultaneously providing community permanence.



Come have your mind and imagination expanded at ABTAM’s masonry seminar! Be exposed to the endless possibilities of what masonry can provide to the aesthetics and practicality of your buildings with a tour of Red River College’s Masonry Shop.

Presentation at 7pm
Selkirk Lounge, Red River College
2055 Notre Dame Avenue

The first 75 to RSVP by Nov 18th - "Free"

RSVP: (individual RSVP only).

Warehouse Journal Book Launch

November the 21st at 8 pm

The book is printed and we're celebrating! Thank you again for your generous support of the Warehouse Journal. We will be holding a book launch at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and would like to invite you to join us.

Hope to see you there! Liane Lanzar & Kevin Complido Editors, Volume 23


The Winnipeg Free Press has asked that we distribute information and instructions to MAA members on how to order discounted copies of the City Beautiful coffee table book.

We sincerely appreciate this special discount for MAA members only and encourage you to order copies soon, before the full multi media advertising program gets underway in the coming weeks, aimed at the general public.

Please note that this is a limited, first edition run so we encourage you to act quickly in order to secure copies which, we believe, will be ideal for holiday and client gifts!

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MB 2014 - A Collection of Manitoba Architecture

MB 2014 is a 184-page collection of Manitoban architecture that shows the amazing and wide ranging work found in this province over the past ten years. The projects range from the monumental to the personal. The designers include large architectural and engineering firms working with internationally renowned designers, to small studios working their tails off on projects that touch us all.

Price: $28.00 + shipping or or

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Eleanor Wachtel interviews Rem Koolhaas on CBC Radio

November 18 @ 9pm

Rem Koolhaas is Eleanor Wachtel's guest on "Wachtel on the Arts" on CBC Radio's IDEAS on Tuesday, November 18 at 9:00 pm, (9:30 pm NT). Tune in to hear their hour-long conversation in which he talks about how he was shaped by his early experience in Rotterdam and Indonesia, his belief in the need to find new ways of talking and writing about architecture, his approach to the design of a building ("begin every project from scratch and forget everything you think you know"), the "evolution" of a building once it's finished, and being Director of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The interview will also be available online and as a podcast at


Congratulations to the group from LM Architectural Group who once again claimed this year’s trophy. David Kressock, Jon Trenholm, Corey Greenham and Vince Kwiatkowski again finished 6 under par, duplicating last year’s finish at Bridges Golf Course.

The MAA wishes to offer a huge THANK YOU for the tremendous support that it received from this year’s sponsors, all of whom are listed within the article ( that has been posted to the MAA’s website concerning the tournament. Thanks as well to the Golf Committee, comprised of Al Coppinger and Vince Kwiatkowski, for their assistance in organizing the event.

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