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!


Nomination of Members for RAIC | IRAC Fellowship

Deadline for submissions is October 30

Nominations of new Fellows are now welcome to be submitted online.

"A Fellow is a Member of the Institute who has achieved professional eminence or has rendered distinctive service to the profession or to the community at large. Nomination and advancement to Fellowship is administered by the College. A Member must have been a member of the Institute for at least five years prior to nomination as a Fellow. Fellowship is bestowed for life and is one of the highest honours the Institute can confer upon a Member." (Clause 3.2.1)

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If anyone has questions or needs assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Don Oliver at or at 204-943-6767.


RAIC 2021 International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium

Call for Abstracts Launch – August 26, 2020
Submission Deadline – October 21, 2020
Successful Proposals Notified – November 12, 2020
Symposium Date – June 5, 2021

The RAIC International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium is inviting abstract submissions for consideration for sessions and poster presentations. The RAIC International Indigenous Architecture and Design Symposium is hosted by the RAIC Indigenous Task Force. The Symposium focuses on Indigenous representation, narratives and collaborations.

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NWTAA 2020 Architectural Awards

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
Awards Event: December 2020

NWTAA is pleased to announce the open Call for Entries for its 2nd Architectural Awards event, recognizing and celebrating excellence in Northern architecture. Entries will be accepted until October 30. Adjudication and selections will be announced in December 2020. Details of the Awards event will be confirmed shortly, cognizant of the health restrictions related to the pandemic.

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In accordance with the direction provided by the MAA Council and By-Law amendments that had been approved, the 105th Annual General Meeting of the Manitoba Association of Architects was conducted by way of an on-line meeting on July 30, 2020, with the participation of approximately 60 members.

While motions were moved and seconded by registered members during the meeting, all voting was conducted by way of a subsequent remote system; with voting documents that had been provided to all registered members who participated, to be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on August 4, 2020.

The MAA is pleased to announce the results outlined in the Scrutineer’s Report, as follows:

  • a total of 18 voting documents were returned before the deadline;
  • there were no spoiled voting documents received; and
  • all motions that were placed before the membership as part of the AGM were approved.



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