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MAA e-Bulletin October 2017 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. Manitoba Teachers' Society 950 Portage | Libling and Michener Architects.

Every Building has an Architect. Manitoba Teachers' Society 950 Portage | Libling and Michener Architects.

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In Memoriam - Mel Michener

M.P. Michener graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1952. He became a member of the Manitoba Association of Architects in February 1954 and the Ontario Association of Architects in December 1966. He has been a member in good standing of these two provincial associations continuously since those dates. He has also held licences at various times in the provinces of Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

M.P. Michener served on the Council of the Manitoba Association of Architects and was the President of the Association in 1967. Over the years he has served on a number of professional committees of the Manitoba Association including the Professional Usage Committee. He has served on the council and was a Vice President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 1968, he was elected to Fellowship in that organization.

M.P. Michener was a founding partner of Libling Michener Architects in 1954 and has maintained his practice in Winnipeg since that time, most recently, under the firm name of LM Architectural Group. Over the years, the firm has received a number of design awards from the RAIC, the Canadian Architect and industry group.

Mr. Michener has been a design critic and lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba.

In recognition of practice of the profession with distinction, he was admitted to Life membership in the MAA in 2000.


Friday, November 17, 2017

The Faculty of Architecture, at The University of Manitoba, invites submissions for the annual disbursement from the Faculty of Architecture Endowment Fund.

The primary advantages to this early call for proposals will be to allow successful applicants additional lead time to develop their projects more fully, as well as confirm Endowment Fund Committee funding amounts thus allowing lead time to seek additional funding. Should an applicant not be successful for the First Term Call for Proposals, they will now have additional flexibility to utilize Endowment Fund Committee feedback to strengthen their proposal for resubmission to the Second Term Call for Proposals. The Endowment Fund Committee will review the submissions from the First Term Call for Proposals and determine the total extent of these initial award amounts, while retaining some of the funding for the Second Term Call for Proposals.

Full application details are available at:

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

Inclusivity: Celebrating Diversity, Mohan Tenuwara

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Differences are not feared in the forest. Instead, they are accepted, embraced, and loved. Large or small, dependent or independent, long or short, fair or dark, each and every living element in the forest complements its biodiversity, richness, and sustainability. This is a truth evident by many who explore nature, including the landscape artist.

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EIFS Design Awards Program

Registrations to determine eligibility are open until April 7th, 2018

“The EIFS Council of Canada wants to recognize and honour projects that have used EIFS in an innovative way,” States John M. Garbin, President and CEO of the EIFS Council of Canada, “The goal of this Awards Program is to create a new benchmark in EIFS construction. The use of EIFS will help us realize Canada’s national objective of creating resilient, sustainable buildings.”

The Awards Program is open to all architects, architectural firms, builders or design professionals that have designed and completed a building located in Canada which utilizes EIFS. Eligible buildings must be occupied no sooner than January 1st, 2016 and no later than January 31st, 2018. Eligible applicants may submit their projects in one of five categories: 1) low rise residential, 2) high rise residential, 3) commercial/retail, 4) recreational/institutional, and 5) renovation.

For more information on the EIFS Council of Canada Architectural Design Awards Program, please visit‐design‐awards‐program

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