Manitoba Association of Architects

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Winnipeg Design Festival Event

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September 26th - 28th, 2019

The 9th annual festival’s program will attract a wide range of disciplines and industries, including Fashion, Food, Industrial Design, Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Urban Design. Event programs and installations will be platformed during the festival, September 26th to 28th, and a set of public participation programs and media programs are planned to activate the city before and during the festival.

Several new programs are being planned this year, including the inaugural WINNIPEG DESIGN FESTIVAL AWARDS. The curatorial team plans to work with an Inuit Artist to design the award’s trophies that will be awarded to selected designers during the festival.



Building Size and Construction Relative to Occupancy - September 20, 2019

Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection - October 11, 2019

Means of Egress - Access to Exits & Exits - November 8th & December 13, 2019

Mezzanines and Interconnected Floor Spaces - January 10, 2020

Fire Separations and Fire-Resistance Ratings - February 14, 2020

National Fire Code Requirements for Buildings - March 6, 2020

Renovations and Upgrading to Existing Buildings - April 17, 2020

Accessibility of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada with MB Amendments - May 15, 2020

The WCA is proud to partner with the City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property & Development Department and Dr. John Frye to provide you with an in-depth look at the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and the National Fire Code of Canada (NFC).

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Inclusivity: Celebrating Diversity
Paintings by Mohan Tenuwara

Sept Oct Nov 2019

If you visit Centennial Concert Hall during 2019 fall concert season, please check out my solo painting exhibition which is now on display at the Piano Nobile Galley (mezzanine level).

The gallery is open only to Concert Hall patrons during performances.


College of Fellows: Call for 2020 Nominations - UPDATE

Deadline for nominations: October 31, 2019
Completed applications need to be submitted to the Regional Representative by September 30.

Every year the RAIC College of Fellows opens up for nominations from the Membership for acceptance as Fellow.

The nomination is an anonymous application by one’s peers for an individual that has made a significant contributions to the profession or community based on their body of design work, contribution to the RAIC or MAA, academic work related to architecture or community service.

The RAIC website outlines the process requirements and contains the application forms necessary for the submission.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of making an application, feel free to contact the Regional Representative, Don Oliver at or (204) 943-6767.


National Trust Conference 2019

17 October - 19 October 2019
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Provider: National Trust for Canada

The annual National Trust Conference – presented in association with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) – is Canada’s largest event for professionals, practitioners, and volunteers engaged in regenerating and saving Canada’s historic places. The 450+ who will join us in Winnipeg for Heritage Delivers will come from a diverse range of backgrounds: architects, professionals, and the conservation industry; planners and government representatives; heritage organizations, and volunteers; and university instructors and students. National Trust Conference 2019 explores the catalytic power of historic places and how they are essential to building vibrant and diverse communities, and sustainable economies. The conference will blend high-impact plenaries, with multiple concurrent session streams, workshops, and skill-building field sessions.

Architects will find rich opportunities for professional development with 5 tracks of concurrent sessions on the following themes: Indigenous cultural heritage, reconciliation, and sites of conscience; Design Impact – Sensitive additions and infill in historic districts; Social and Environmental Impact – Green, inclusive, and healthy communities; and Economic Impact – Heritage-led development and policy change.

To register and for more info.

Chris Wiebe, Conference Coordinator, National Trust for Canada



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