view online:

MAA e-Bulletin November 2017 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. Parallelogram House | 5468796 Architecture. Photo by: James Brittain Photography.

Every Building has an Architect. Parallelogram House | 5468796 Architecture. Photo by: James Brittain Photography.

line break

Congratulations to the 121st Chair of the WCC

Johanna Hurme was sworn in as Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce by Mayor Brian Bowman on October 5 at The Winnipeg Chamber’s annual general meeting.

“The Chamber to me is the modern Agora or the Forum where important conversations happen and new connections are made,” says Helsinki-born Hurme. “It's an incubator for new ideas.”

Those ideas include provocative suggestions for the city to achieve its full potential, Hurme says. In public speaking opportunities and through her work launching Design Quarter Winnipeg, the small business owner has pushed for a more walkable, bike-friendly downtown with greater emphasis on design in civic projects. Her vision for Winnipeg and championing the city’s rising profile in her profession made her an obvious choice for the year-long position as Chair of The Winnipeg Chamber.

Public Review - Codes Canada Publications

November 6, 2017 to January 2, 2018

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) would like to invite your organization and its members—as important stakeholders in the development of Codes Canada publications—to take part in the fall 2017 public review of proposed changes to the 2015 national model codes.

Codes Canada publications, comprising the National Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Codes, are model codes developed by the CCBFC that the provinces and territories can adopt as is, or with modifications, as part of their building, fire and plumbing regulations.

The public review is one of the principal steps in the process for updating national code documents, providing a nation-wide forum where anyone can review and comment on the changes proposed. Following the review, CCBFC Standing Committees will consider all comments and make final recommendations on each proposed change. Subject to approval by the CCBFC, the final changes will be published by NRC in the 2020 editions of Codes Canada publications.

The public review will run from November 6, 2017 to January 2, 2018 on the Codes Canada Web site,

Governor General’s Medals in Architecture

December 1, 2017, 4 p.m. ET

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2018 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.

Awarded every two years, the medals recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects – big or small – by Canadian architects. They are among this country’s most prestigious and coveted architectural awards.

Celebrate your work with your team and clients, reach new markets, attract new business and talent, and gain exposure across Canada and internationally. Award-winners are promoted by the RAIC and the Canada Council; the 2016 winners appeared in a wide range of media outlets in Canada and internationally. The RAIC, with the RAIC College of Fellows, is proud to organize and administer the competition. The Canada Council for the Arts is responsible for selecting and administering the peer assessment committee.

The call for submissions is open to all architects or team of architects who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and are licensed/registered with a Canadian, provincial or territorial Jurisdiction and were the lead design architects.

Applying is quick and easy at

International Architectural Roundtable

Wednesday, November 29

Cities and Densification: Weaving Our New Urban Fabric

The world’s population is becoming increasingly urban, with more than half of the global population living in cities. This year’s International Architectural Roundtable brings together architects addressing the issues associated with the most rapidly growing of our urban environments. What role do masterplans and built form play in the complex weave of densifying urban fabrics? And how are architects rising to the challenge of creating spaces that integrate the existing landscape, while creating solid foundations for city growth and revitalization?

We are pleased to offer a complimentary pass to all architects and OAA members to attend the International Architectural Roundtable held on Wednesday, November 29 from 8am to 10am at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.

Space is limited so register today to reserve your spot! Ensure the promo code IART2017 is applied and complete your registration to the final step.


2018 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

Submission deadline is January 31, 2018

The Copper Development Association (CDA) and Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) call for entries of outstanding copper building projects for submission to the 2018 North American Copper in Architecture Awards, a program which recognizes and promotes outstanding application of architectural copper alloys.

The North American Copper in Architecture Awards recognizes and promotes North American building projects for their outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys. The awards program showcases a wide range of projects, all of which highlight craftsmanship, attention to detail, and architectural vision.


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: