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MAA e-Bulletin Summer 2013 No.3 Everybuilding has an architect. Penner Cottage | David Penner Architect.

Everybuilding has an architect. Penner Cottage | David Penner Architect.

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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:

Building Toys

August 1 - 31st, 2013

The Building Toys exhibit features a variety of building and construction toys from the post – war period to today, complemented by digital and print interpretive material. The toys belong to architect James Wagner. The exhibit presents the history of building toys from the modern era and examines how these toys have influenced our view of architecture and cities. Models on display have been built by local architects and designers and their children.

The show, which will run from August 1 - 31st, is a joint effort by RAW Gallery for Architecture & Design and the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. RAW Gallery is located at 290 McDermot Avenue, lower level. The exhibit includes a "Construction Zone" to allow children of all ages to build and play.

Building Science 101 Workshop

Tuesday August 20, 2013

Have you ever wondered...

  • What is the building enclosure as a system?
  • What it is made up of and how do the peices work together?
  • What are the heat, air and moisture processes that are at work on the building enclosure?
  • What does it all even mean?
  • Standard terms as used in the industry will be reviewed.

Come find out!

MBEC is hosting a half day workshop on Building Science 101 to answer those questions. A panel of expertise will be on hand to discuss and dissect these and other topics.


  • Mr. Ryan Dalgleish, Building Professionals Inc.
  • Mr. Colin Szewaga, Building Professionals Inc.
  • Mr. Bert Phillips, UNIES Ltd.

Cost: $50 Member Rate / $75 Non-Member Rate / $30 Student Rate
Location: U of M Faculty of Engineering - Atrium
How to Register: Login to by Thursday August 15, 2013.

Advance registration will be required to gain admittance.

2013 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

Project submissions must be received by 5:00pm EST on Thursday, September 12, 2013.

The 2013 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence is an annual awards program open to all architects registered in Canada and to Canadian architectural graduates for buildings designed in Canada and abroad. Foreign architects are permitted to submit, provided they have partnered with a Canadian-registered architect.

Projects must be in the design stage, scheduled for construction or under construction but not substantially complete by September 12, 2013. All projects must be commissioned by a client with the intention to build the submitted proposal. All building types and concisely presented urban design schemes are eligible. Awards are given for architectural design excellence. Jurors will consider the scheme's response to the client's program, site, and geographic and social context. They will evaluate its physical organization, form, structure, materials and environmental features.

The jury has yet to be finalized.

For more information and to download the entry form, please visit:

The entry form is also available in the July 2013 and August 2013 print editions of Canadian Architect. To view the winners of the 2012 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, please visit



ON_THE_BOARDS is an initiative of STOREFRONT_MANITOBA aimed at strengthening the design community through comradery, sharing, discussion and critique of work among peers. Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers and Planners are encouraged to take part. Hosting is voluntary, rotating through professional offices.

If you have a project in an early stage and are interested in presenting, or hosting, contact OTB: t:204.480.8421

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