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MAA e-Bulletin Summer 2014 No.1 Architecture Matters. Winnipeg Design Festival | Ask an Architect.

Architecture Matters. Winnipeg Design Festival | Ask an Architect.

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Winnipeg Design Festival

September 17 - 22

Storefront Manitoba’s annual Design Festival wishes to cultivate and celebrate design and architecture in our city, and further propel Winnipeg’s reputation as a cultural hub. The Winnipeg Design Festival strives to build interdisciplinary relationships and partnerships with industry, like-minded organizations, and institutes that promote the value of good design of art, objects, architecture, and the built environment.

On the Boards: Work-In-Progress from Winnipeg Designers

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Atrium, Richardson College for the Environment,
599 Portage Avenue

On the Boards is a StorefrontMB initiative aimed at strengthening the architectural community through camaraderie, sharing, discussion and critique of work among peers.

PARK(ing) Day: Creative Re-Purposing of Parking Spots

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Portage Avenue between Carlton and Hargrave, 346 Portage Ave

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places. Since the first parklet appeared in San Francisco in 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement that can be found around the world.


September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd

10x20x20 brings the local design community together to discuss ideas, projects and design in a social setting. Presentations are accompanied by food and beverages and attracts a diverse audience by featuring some of the city’s most creative minds.

Ask An Architect

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location To Be Announced

If you have one of those “little building projects” that might benefit from the help of an expert, then bring your photos, plans, sketches, and imagination down to the Forks and Ask and Architect. Architects will be on hand to provide 15 min critique session on projects brought forward by interested members of the public.

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2010 National Model Construction Codes

Starts September 8, 2014

Public review on proposed changes to the 2010 National Model Construction Codes

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 the National Model Construction Codes—to take part in the fall 2014 public review of proposed changes to the 2010 National Model Construction Codes.

The public review will run from September 8 until October 31, 2014 on the Public Review page of the NRC Web site.

Learning Spaces – Aboriginal Education: Past Present & Future

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014

"Learning spaces" are defined as indoor or outdoor spaces dedicated to learning which challenge the traditional classroom concept. Submitted examples must demonstrate a First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit education component to qualify. The initiative team reserves the right to limit the number of submissions for the exhibition and will only select examples that best align with the initiative's mission.

The architectural exhibition illustrates an evolutionary metamorphosis of past, present and future educational "learning spaces" purposed for education of aboriginal youth matched to respective pedagogies with a goal of influencing successful future outcomes while maintaining architectural design integrity. Architectural competitions to design a learning space of the future will be established to showcase the winning entry at the 2016 Venice Biennale and on a national tour across Canada.

BACKGROUND The Canada Council for the Arts invites proposals for the Canadian representation at the 2016 Venice Biennale in Architecture, to be shown in the Canada Pavilion at Venice and in Canada.

The Venice Biennale in Architecture is the foremost international platform where to engage critical conversations on contemporary architecture. Cultural leaders, architects, artists, and more than 350,000 visitors are expected at the Biennale between June and November 2016.

The proposed presentation should communicate excellence, innovation, and currency in contemporary Canadian architecture including buildings, landscapes and places, or in works of critical and (or) design research on architecture, landscape architecture or the urban environment.

Contact: Ray Gosselin Architect T: (306) 586-8633 or C:(306) 526-6803

2014 SDA Salary Survey

The MAA will be once again be participating in the next edition of the Salary Survey administered by the Society of Design Administration; and it would appear that most of the architectural associations in Canada will be included this time. In the coming weeks, MAA practices will receive a special e-bulletin providing further information as well as the e-link through which the survey can be accessed and completed. All practices are strongly encouraged to participate.

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