Manitoba Association of Architects

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Building Blocks on Balmoral by Prairie Architects Inc. Photo: Lindsay Reid. A daycare designed to look like a row of houses.

Once vacant and derelict, the Milner House now sits at the heart of a much-needed facility providing 100 licenced childcare spots to Great-West Life employees and its surrounding West Broadway community. In addition to the extraordinary measures that Great-West Life undertook to rehabilitate the grade III heritage building, there is another equally impressive storey. Not only has this endeavour restored the Milner House to again have a useful life, it has transformed the building to be among the leaders of sustainable, energy conserving and healthy buildings in Canada.

The Building Blocks on Balmoral at Great-West Life YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg, will stand as a testament to adaptive re-use in taking a century old building and transforming it into a leading example of sustainability well into the next century!

Building Blocks on Balmoral by Prairie Architects Inc. Photo: Lindsay Reid.


CCDC 2 and Division 01 Online Training

November 16 to November 27 Daily
CCDC 2: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Division 01: 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. and at 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (ET)

This November, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee will be holding virtual training on the new CCDC 2 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’ and the Master Specification for Division 01 ‘General Requirements’. As a registrant for the seminars originally scheduled for May, we wanted to provide you with advance notice of this new format, as there are limited spots available.

Ahead of the official updating of the webpage and other promotional communications which will follow, you may register now using this link:

The registration fee for the training is $400 plus applicable taxes, with a $150 discount for each additional registrant from the same firm. This includes access to all four presentations and one copy of the new CCDC 2 and Division 01 documents per firm, an approximate value of $400.

Each session will be capped at 50 attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear directly from CCDC document authors.

Please send any questions regarding this online training to


2020 Wood Design & Building Awards

Deadline to Submit: November 20, 2020 at midnight PST

The Wood Design & Building Awards program invites North American and International entries for 2020 - honouring excellence in wood architecture.

Entries should consist of building projects that show a wide range of wood product applications and demonstrate an understanding of the special qualities of wood, such as strength, durability, beauty and cost-effectiveness.

All projects completed in the period between January 1st, 2017 and November 15th, 2020 are eligible for entry [except previous winning projects of the Wood Design & Building Awards].

A jury of prominent architects from Canada and the U.S. will review all entries based on various considerations such as creativity, appropriate use of wood materials in satisfying clients’ building and site requirements and innovative design.The judging will take place on December 4th, 2020 and the results will be announced early January, 2021.

Honor, Merit and Citation awards will be given at the discretion of the jury. Framed Award certificates and one copy of the 2019-20 Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture will be distributed in the fall of 2021 to the winners.

More info:


Public Presentations for U of M Dean of Architecture

October 7 and 16, 2020

The presidential advisory committee to appoint a dean, Faculty of Architecture is pleased to announce: Public Presentations via Zoom.

Professor and Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Alberta

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 832 8853 4205
Passcode: 478416

Associate Professor, and Former Chair, School of Architecture
University of Utah

Friday, October 16, 2020 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 832 6235 1178
Passcode: 551921


Any questions please contact Norm Delos Reyes at


MAA | ConEd Session Recording | The Principal's Scoreboard - Making Sense of your Firm's Financials

The recording from the August 20, 2020 online ConEd session, presented by Rick Linley, is now available ONLY to Intern and Registered Members through the MAA Login page:

Once logged in, select the Resources tab located within the red banner on the upper right hand side of the web page.


WCA Upcoming Courses

WCA just launched the fall Education Program, including a number of Building & Fire Code Courses (starting September 25). We have made adjustments to our Construction Education Centre to protect attendee health and safety, including physically distanced work workspaces, lots of hand sanitizer and masks available to those that want them.


World Architecture Day - PEI

Monday October 5, 7PM Atlantic

The Architects Association of Prince Edward Island invites you to celebrate World Architecture Day 2020 by attending a LIVE VIRTUAL Public Event “EXPLORING THE WORLD OF TINY HOUSES”

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