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MAA e-Bulletin Summer 2016 No.1 Every Building has an Architect. The Gaynor Family Regional Library | LM Architectural Group.

Every Building has an Architect. The Gaynor Family Regional Library | LM Architectural Group.

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PARK(ing) Day

August 2 - Submission deadline

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces - temporary public spaces. The project began in 2005 as a way to promote the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate about the creation and allocation of public space, and to improve the overall quality of the urban realm. For more information please visit

Participants are encouraged to consider this year’s Winnipeg Design Festival theme: Cha[lle]nge - design challenges us to dream bigger and push ideas further in order to change the way we experience and interact with our surroundings.

This year, the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) will be granting two awards of $500 to put towards material costs, see more information on competitions below.

OAA Call for Proposals

Submission deadline: July 29, 2016

The OAA is seeking professionals in several areas of architectural practice who are interested in coordinating, developing and delivering sessions in a new Continuing Education course titled “Starting an Architectural Practice”.

We have two great opportunities for sharing your knowledge and assisting the profession.

Do you have experience in starting and managing a practice? Why not share your insights with those starting out? We are looking for Architects, Technologists and Practice Administrators to develop and/or deliver course sessions for “Starting an Architectural Practice”. If you are interested, or know of someone who would be suitable for this opportunity, please pass the information along.

Do you have experience in architectural practice, education, and coordination? We are looking for a Course Coordinator with experience in architectural practice, educational program development, instructional design, digital learning content production, and working with virtual subject matter expert teams.

Note that submissions are accepted from individuals as well as groups of experts.

Express your interest or recommend an expert by contacting the OAA at:

For more information visit “Starting an Architectural Practice” on the OAA website at:


Proposals must be received by September 8, 2016

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects invite proposals for the presentation of continuing education sessions during the Festival of Architecture to be held May 24-27, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The three-day Festival celebrates the theme of Architecture 150. As Canadians celebrate our country’s 150th anniversary, we will pause to consider the role of architecture in creating our built heritage and expressing our culture as we move forward. Architecture profoundly affects people; it forms the buildings and communities that Canadians call home; it reflects the values of society. The work of architects is essential to human well-being, quality of life and economic prosperity. Canadians increasingly appreciate design, yet public awareness of the role of architects is lower than the profession would like. Architects have the skills and creativity to address societal issues such as climate change, disaster preparedness, affordable housing and livable communities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help shape the content of this exceptional event and ignite the future of architecture while re ecting on our heritage and cultural past.

Session Application Form:

New Program Tree Planting

The City of Winnipeg, Public Works Department have initiated a new program this year in partnership with Trees Winnipeg with funding from TD GreenStreets/Tree Canada. The program is called Winnipeg ReLeaf and is intended to support homeowners in planting trees in their private properties to replace trees they have lost for a variety of reasons (including DED) or just to “grow” more canopy on private properties.

Trees Winnipeg has connected with MB Home Builder’s Association, and is trying to connect with the Winnipeg Real Estate Board to help promote the program. They also intend sharing this information with UDI so developers are aware of the program.

Another benefit of this program is to provide homeowners with an option in situations where the boulevard is not suitable for a boulevard tree or no longer suitable for a replacement boulevard tree – an option for them to register for the program to buy a new tree to plant on their own property at a subsidized cost and with technical support from Trees Winnipeg. This may be useful for developers who are challenged by new property owners about not having a suitable boulevard for a boulevard tree (i.e. many cul-de-sac locations).

Listed below are the COW and Trees Winnipeg weblinks for the program:


It has been brought to our attention that the Northwest Territories Association of Architects (NWTAA) periodically receives calls from architects and/or firms who wish to practice in the Yukon and/or Nunavut.

Members should be advised that although governing legislation does exist in the Northwest Territories and you must be a registered member of the NWTAA and have an entity that is authorized to practice in accordance with The Architect Act, there is no similar legislation governing the practice of architecture in either the Yukon or Nunavut; and the NWTAA has no jurisdiction outside of the NWT.

Members should also be advised that within legislation such as Yukon’s Condominium Act and Nunavut’s Building Code Act, an architect is defined as a person who is authorized to practise as an architect in any province or territory. [Note that wording may vary to some degree in each of the relevant Acts.]

While the NWTAA would certainly be pleased to admit new members when it comes to Northern projects and interests, there is no requirement for an architect who is licensed to practice in one of the existing 11 regulated jurisdictions (10 provinces + NWT) to do so, in order to practice in either the Yukon or Nunavut.

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