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MAA e-Bulletin September 2013 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. Workers Compensation Board | Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Inc. | 1x1 Architecture

Every Building has an Architect. Workers Compensation Board | Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Inc. | 1x1 Architecture.

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Design Architect Selection

Deadline: October 4, 2013

The Vancouver Art Gallery is seeking a Design Architect, through an open Request for Qualifications process, to provide dynamic leadership of the design and planning of a new Vancouver Art Gallery in British Columbia, Canada. The new Vancouver Art Gallery should be of the highest quality and should be recognized as a great achievement in museum design, reflecting the reputation that Vancouver holds as a vibrant, creative, healthy and desirable place to live, work and visit. The project involves creating a new, purpose-built art museum of approximately 300,000 s.f. on a new site in downtown Vancouver. Responses are invited from all interested architects who meet the qualifications outlined in the RFQ.

Interested architects must contact the Gallery at to express interest and to receive a copy of the RFQ.

Please do not contact the Gallery by phone.

Winnipeg Design Festival

September 18-21, 2013

The Winnipeg Design Festival celebrates and promotes contemporary architecture, design, planning, and art in the city of Winnipeg. WDF strives to create a sustainable annual festival that is recognized in the national and international design community; as well as become the must attend design event in Winnipeg for both the public and the design community.

Visit the website for more info:

"Second House First"

Opening September 13th, 8 pm Closing September 27th

This exhibit is a process based project that brings together the collaborative efforts of artists and designers based out of various locations. They come together as observers, as chroniclers and as curiously spurious nomads.

'Second House First' explores the tension between two contrasting forms of domestic dwelling: the vernacular architecture of the cabin and the ubiquity of the suburban house through an exploration of the cottages and cabins that surround the lakes of Manitoba. As a building type, the Canadian cottage/cabin stands in stark contrast to the conventional North American suburb, where the sprawl of suburban houses is characterized by standardized construction techniques and generic designs. The summerhouse as a 'home away from home' is far more than a second dwelling in an idyllic setting. Rather, it is a form of retreat, escape a materialized refuge from the perceived daily grind of urban life. It is this reciprocity between the urban house and the lakeside cabin in the wilderness that gives the cottage its unique character.

RAW:Gallery of Architecture and Design
290 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB

The Emerging Green Builders of the MBCaGBC

September 20th

Join us for the Winnipeg Design Festival's free screening of the film "The Human Scale." Afterwards, we encourage you to come down to the Kingshead Pub after for an opportunity to get to know your fellow (and future) EGBs!

Alara Matsyk, Office Coordinator

Lunch & Learn: U of M Alternative Village Honduras Project

September 24

Come join us for our 2013-2014 kick off event! Learn about how green design meets affordable housing in Honduras! Kris Dick from the University of Manitoba will talk about a house designed by 12 students from Engineering & Architecture and built in the village of Consonlaca, Lempira, Honduras.The nature of the presentation will be to talk about how the program got started, some of the associated research and the student experience.

Date: September 24, 2013
Where: Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Avenue (Please meet at the Hydro Security Desk)
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Registration - 11:30am Lunch & Presentation - 12:00pm Cost: $25 for Members, $20 for Students, $30 Future Members (JOIN the Chapter Today!)

To register, email us at

2014 College of Fellows Nominations

Deadline: October 31, 2013

The guidelines for the nomination process are on the RAIC website. The documentation is to be submitted correctly to the Manitoba College of Fellows Regional Chair for review at least two weeks before the October deadline and he will forward it on to the College of Fellows National Committee for consideration. The Manitoba Regional Chair is Ted LeBlond MAA, FRAIC and can be reached at (on vacation for the month of September). If further detail or clarification is needed please contact the College of Fellows at (613) 241-3600 Ext.214, fax (613) 241-5750, or e-mail

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