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Welcome 2 n Monica Rempel Blair Sivertson Kenneth Slama Hidekazu Takaya Lance Barnett Daniel Johnson Brian Quiring Mitchell Kray Rob

Scotland Stephen Segal Janice Shimizu Barry Sullivanthe David Tiltman John Van Leeuwen Ernesto Vela Margaret Manning Brent W Around Faculty 7

Kelly James Siemens Richard Gendron Susanne Povoledo Eric Stadnyk Glen Klym Kenneth McKim Grant Stewart Michael Cortvr

Connectivity 53 Events & Public Outreach 73 umagal Martin Lam Louis Ng Patricia Piwowar Jamie Ramsey H. Repko Kathleen Rummerfield Dean Schilling Oai Truong Hector V Awards 91 ry Mundy Dean Staples Patryk Symchych Rejeanne Dupuis D’Arcy Jones Steven Clarke Allan Moors Michelle Lawton Audrey Mar

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Faculty Reports LETTER FROM THE DEAN DEPARTMENT SUMMARIES Environmental Design Program Department of Architecture Department of City Planning Department of Interior Design Department of Landscape Architecture

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Letter from the Dean

Jonathan Beddoes | This is my third Network annual contribution, but the first as Dean, instead of as Interim Dean, of the Faculty of Architecture. I am both excited and honoured to continue my association with the Faculty as Dean, but at the same time humbled. To a considerable extent, my humility stems from the rich history of the Faculty including the significant contributions to design and planning of previous and current faculty, alumni and students. During the last academic year there have been several important occasions to celebrate our Faculty’s history, including recognizing the fiftieth anniversary of the Environmental Studies/ Environmental Design program and the 3016 graduates from this program during these fifty years, many of whose names grace the cover of this Network, and celebrating the accomplishments of Patricia and John Patkau who received the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement. These and many other events through the last academic year are highlighted in the pages of this Network publication.

To help continue the rich history of the Faculty into the future, it is fitting that the academic year started by welcoming Neil Minuk as a faculty member in the Department of Architecture, and ended by welcoming Leanne Muir as a faculty member in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Their contribution to our Faculty is already obvious to me, and I look forward to continuing to grow and rejuvenate the faculty complement during the upcoming year. Also joining the Faculty during the last academic year was Liane Veness, in the new positon of C.A.S.T. Coordinator. The individuals in our Faculty’s rich history that had the foresight to establish C.A.S.T. have left us a unique legacy, one that with Liane’s leadership is being integrated more fully into the fabric of both the teaching and research programs. The involvement of students in C.A.S.T. to fabricate their Warming Hut Carbuncle and the Rainbow Gardens facilities are described elsewhere in this Network. The latter successfully brought together students and faculty

from both the Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Engineering to make a unique contribution to the well being of our extended community. Additionally, successfully launched was the C.A.S.T. Researcher-in-Residence program with Emanuel Jannasch from the School of Architecture at Dalhousie University the inaugural Researcher-in-Residence. I am convinced that the most important two days of the academic year are the Spring and Fall Convocation at which we celebrate the success of our students. In the Faculty of Architecture, we are privileged by the presence of the highest calibre students whose drive and motivation continuously challenges us to keep up with them. This year we celebrated the graduation of 174 students from our Faculty programs, the largest number during the last ten years; we will watch with interest their continuing professional development. Special thanks go to the many students who step up to leadership positions among their peers, positions that include a significant responsibility for


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contributing to planning the future of the Faculty. During this last year, as Senior Stick Samantha Blatz’s effectiveness at bringing the student perspective to many discussions and deliberations regarding the evolution of Faculty endeavours and programs was appreciated. As part of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, Samantha was also one of two students that represented the University of Manitoba at Converge 2017 in Ottawa. She joined other innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders chosen from universities across Canada, as well as the Governor General and Prime Minister, to tackle a variety of topics from pluralism, equity and inclusivity to the role of universities in guiding and building a better Canada. This last academic year has been productive in evolving Faculty programming and governance, with this evolution aimed at continuing our rich history of program innovations to improve the student experience and preparation for professional careers in design and planning. The composition

of the Environmental Design Program Advisory Committee, affectionately know as EDPAC, was altered and emerged as a very productive group. Example results of their hard work include changes to the Urban Media Studio, refinement of the ED1/2 program and ED admission criteria for introduction, pending Senate approval, during the 2018/19 academic year, and design and introduction of a Cooperative Education/Integrated Work (Coop /I) program. The Coop/I program builds on the successful pilot Coop placement of ED4 student Halley Sveinson through 2017 as a Facility Planner with the Government of Nunavut in Iqaluit. In addition, considerable behind-the-scenes work was directed to putting in place the processes and procedures to support programs, such as updated Supplement Regulations for the PhD program in Design and Planning, and establishment of a Doctoral Studies Committee just to name two. All of this evolution would be impossible without the unfailing dedication of the Associate Deans, Drs. Lisa Landrum

and Karen Wilson-Baptist; the Faculty is indebted to both of them for their outstanding leadership. With the momentum of these program evolutions, we look forward enthusiastically to the upcoming academic year. The next year will bring: professional accreditation reviews of both the Master of Architecture and Master of Interior Design programs, the preparation for which consumed considerable effort during the past year; continuing introduction of the Coop/I program; introducing the ED1/2 program refinements; a major renovation and refurbishment of the studio spaces in the Architecture 2 Building is planned; and hiring of several new faculty members. With all this moving forward, I am already looking forward to writing a contribution for Network 2018! Johnathan Beddoes Ph.D., P.Eng. Dean, Faculty of Achitecture, University of Manitoba

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Karen Wilson Baptist | As I write this, lake side, to the sound of large breakers crashing on shore, I reflect upon the idea of reunion. Here, where I sat captive at my desk, summer after summer, completing two degrees, can be found an assortment of reference texts, collected to tempt the scholar away from her tasks, such as bird, insect and wildflower guides, primers for cloud spotting and stargazing and recipes for cocktails. But to aid in my thinking about reunions, I refer to a tattered copy of Webster’s New World Dictionary (The Concise Edition of 1962). This was my Grandma Mary’s, who passed in 2005 at the age of 97, thus I cannot ask her why, out of the nine grandchildren, does Elizabeth’s photograph grace the title page of the dictionary or why the word “Thalomide” is scrawled across the IndoEuropean Family of Languages chart. Page 635 of the acidified volume provides this definition for reunion: “1. A bringing or coming together again. 2. A gathering of persons after separation, as of members of a family.” Things like this dictionary prompt a reunion of the mind as I recall my grandmother and our times

together. This is a private sort of reunion, one that elicits feelings of both sorrow and of joy. For the past graduates of the Environmental Studies/Environmental Design program who came together to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the program, reunion provided an opportunity to gather, for some after years of separation, to celebrate, to commemorate, to experience joy in remembering the toil and the ardor of their education, and to bring forth the sorrow of recalling colleagues who have passed. An education in environmental design seems one particularly adept at forging deep long-lasting friendships, regardless of whether or not one’s p a t h s h a d d i v e rg e d o r re m a i n e d ever intertwined. We count amongst our talented t e a c h i n g s t a ff , g r a d u a t e s o f t h e Environmental Design program, such as instructors Kim Wiese and Jae Sung Chon. Kim’s creative scholarship pairs well with her role as Director of the FABlab. Amongst Kim’s many collaborative projects in 2016 was the Bee/House/Lab (in collaboration with the

Office of Sustainability, the Department of Entomology and Parks Canada). Bee/ House/Lab received a great deal of positive press, garnered several awards, hosted a competition, and produced an evocative publication. Jae also had a major role in the Bee/House/Lab in addition to producing numerous articles such as a critique of 5468796 in Space Magazine, the Model Homes A2G Primer, HOUSUS 25 and participating in several design projects and competitions. Jae also serves as Director of the faculty gallery, A2G. Alyssa Schwann, also an environmental design graduate, enjoyed her first sabbatical in 2016 – a very intense and productive one. Congratulations to Alyssa on the first ‘art+habitat’ project - “Untitled [Nest for Owls]” sited in Richmond BC, a collaborative installation work with Michael Seymour (B.Env.D.2011). The project provides habitat for the Barn Owl, a designated threatened species. Dr. Mohamad Araji, although not an environmental design graduate of our program, will doubtlessly be


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affectionately recalled by graduates at our 75 th anniversary celebrations. Dr. Araji continues to be a prolific researcher in addition to his teaching duties. Congratulations to Dr. Araji on the production of five peer-review publications in 2016, two of which were published at the time of this writing. In fall 2017, we look forward to welcoming another environmental design graduate to our full-time teaching staff, Leanne Muir. Thank you to sessional instructors in ED2, Scott Barham and his team in the Urban Media Lab, W. Dean Leith and Maria Mavridis for the teaching and mentorship they provided to students in 2016-2017. Welcome to new instructors in ED1 and ED2 during 2017, Honoure Black, John Harper, Julie Kysuk, Shannon Loewen, Michelle Tustin, Liv Valmestad and Rob Zonneveld. Thank you for the fresh energy and insights you bring to the teaching ensemble. May you be the source of fond memories at future alumni gatherings! This year at the 138th convocation of the University of Manitoba, 99 students

were conferred with the degree Bachelor of Environmental Design. Two awards are presented at the Spring Convocation, the University Gold Medal for the student with the highest standing in the final two years of their undergraduate program and the Dan Muir Memorial Award, presented to a student with an outstanding ability in design. Congratulations to Jason Wall on obtaining the University Gold Medal and to Hugh Taylor, the 2016-2017 recipient of the Dan Muir Memorial Award. The word that lies beneath “reunion” in the Webster’s is “reunite” – “to unite again; bring or come together again.” My hope for the class of 2017 is that when they come together again, be it through ever converging paths or at a future reunion after years of separation, that they remember their time in the environmental design program with as much joy and esprit de corps as the graduates who have gathered here to celebrate this, our 50th year.

Karen Wilson Baptist, Ph.D. Assocaite Dean Academic, Chair, Environmental Design Program Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture

Environmental Design Program Mohamad T. Araji, Ph.D Assistant Professor Jae-Sung Chon Instructor II Alyssa Schwann Assistant Professor Kim Wiese Instructor II


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Architecture Lisa Landrum | The Department of Architecture continued its tradition of learning by making in 2016-17. In addition to the usual intertwining of hands-on making and thinking across the curriculum, two design-build projects deserve special mention: Carbuncle – Under the leadership of Eduardo Aquino, Chad Connery, Terri Fuglem and Liane Veness, more than 40 ED3/AMP1 students collectively constructed a Warm Hut sauna as part of the Forks international design competition. Cheekily named after Prince Charles’ pejorative label for an architectural monstrosity, Carbuncle incorporates serious sustainable features, including a cattail and wood residue pellet stove, donated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The social process of making Carbuncle, its eco-friendly features and aesthetically provocative results are celebrated in a DoA publication, and UM Today. Rainbow Gardens – Guided by Lancelot Coar and Liane Veness, and involving academic partners in Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering, this

project began as a fall design studio and culminated with a summer build elective. Students worked closely with an immigrant gardening community to manifest a series of small support structures on the garden site near Chancellor Matheson and Pembina Highway. The structures incorporate sustainable site design, passive water catchment and retention, recycled materials, and a composting toilet. Generous donations were provided by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, Sperling Industries, Shopost Steel, Westman Steel, Barkman Concrete, the Friends of Engineering, the Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education, the Assiniboine Credit Union, the Home Depot and Partners Program. See press in the Winnipeg Free Press and UM Today. Other studios included: Analysis as Design (Sotirios Kotoulas); Critical Path (5468796); Spatial Recall (Ed Epp); Open City (Ted Landrum & Carlos Rueda); Berlin Studio (Ralph Stern); Light & Sound, Space & Span (Herb Enns); Logic of the Limit (Neil Minuk); and Radical Campus (Lisa Landrum). As part of these

studios, students traveled to Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Berlin, Iceland, and various parts of rural Manitoba. For the second year in a row, the D e p a r t m e n t o f A rc h i t e c t u re h a s published an online Archfolio, gathering samples of exemplary student work from design studios and graduate courses, as well as summaries of the research themes guiding each course. Archfolios are being archived on the DoA Publications webpage. Under the stewardship of Liane Veness, the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology is continuing to enhance research and teaching across the Faculty, with implications for and beyond architecture. In Winter 2017, the Visiting Researcher in Residence, Emmanuel Jannesch from Dalhousie University, led hands-on workshops, lectures and technical consultations with students, in addition to advancing his own research on mortarless masonry and non-funicular forms. Two new visiting researchers will be in place for winter 2018. Stay tuned to the C.A.S.T. website for the next call. As part of Cultural Events, the


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Department hosted several distinguished architect speakers. Talks by Billie Tsien and John Ochsendorf were made possible with the generous support of the Manitoba Masonry Institute. David Leatherbarrow, Brigitte Shim and John Patkau not only inspired audiences with their words and works, but also discussed methods and motives of design research with our Design Thesis students. 2016-17 culminated with preparations for our CACB Accreditation visit on Feb. 24-28, 2018. In support of this, a comprehensive Architecture Program Report was produced. It describes the curricular and administrative refinements implemented over the last three years. A self-assessment of our Departmental identity and direction was informed by extensive consultation with faculty members, students, alumni, and members of the professional community. Valuable insights were gathered via four outreach sessions with regional architects and MAA Council members, and through an alumni survey, with over 150 participants who graduated between 1964 and 2017. The survey results suggest we have many accomplishments to celebrate and some

areas to enhance. One thing for sure is the majority of our architecture graduates are becoming architects: 83% responding to the survey were either already licensed or on the path to licensure. Our graduates are also finding work fast: 92% were working in their field of choice within a year of graduating; 72% were employed in just three months. Other Departmental acknowledgements: After seven years of leading Design Thesis, Lisa Landrum is shifting attention to new roles as Associate Dean Research and Academic Liaison for the new Coop program. Lisa was honoured this year with an Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In 201718, Design Thesis will be led by Terri Fuglem. Following years of architectural contributions to the region, Neil Minuk has obtained licensure as a registered architect with the MAA. For highlights of faculty members’ individual research, see their bio page on the DoA website.

Lisa Landrum, Ph.D. Associate Head, and Associate Dean Research, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture Department of Architecture Carlos Rueda, Ph.D Head & Assoicate Professor Eduardo Aquino, Ph.D Associate Professor Lancelot Coar Associate Professor Herbert Enns Professor Eduard Epp Associate Professor Terri Fuglem Associate Professor Lisa Landrum, Ph.D Associate Professor Neil Minuk Assistant Professor Ian Macdonald Professor Emeritus Ralph Stern Professor


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Department of

City Planning Richard Milgrom | During the 201617 academic year, the Department of City Planning built on its relationships with a range of communities, continued in its efforts to improve curriculum choices for students, and enhanced its research profile. City Planning students worked in a variety of situations and a range of communities in their studios. Dr. Orly Linovski led the incoming students in an examination of issues emerging in Fort Richmond, the neighbourhood adjacent to the Campus. The group addressed several issues, however, concerns around student housing and illegal rooming houses caught the attention of the ward’s City Councilor and the local media. The Reginal Studio continued to develop work with the Partnership for the Manitoba

Capital Region under the guidance of Dr. David van Vliet. This collaboration has now become a long-term arrangement, providing valuable research to the PMRC as well as internship possibilities for students. Dr. Janice Barry continued to develop the Indigenous Planning Studio, and coordinated student groups working with Long Plain First Nation, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, and Sagkeeng First Nation. Dr. Barry was also successful in applying for Indigenous Initiatives Funds from the University to facilitate student travel to remote communities for another year, and to hire temporary staff to assist with building the network that supports the studio. The Urban Design Studio was reactivated this year, and Dr. Richard

Milgrom led an exploration of the urban design and development potential for alignments that the City is considering for the Eastern Rapid Transit corridor. For some stages of the work, the City Planning studio worked in collaboration with students in Jean Trottier’s undergraduate Landscape + Urbanism studio, and all of the students spent a week in Alberta touring and discussing transit-oriented development opportunities and challenges in Calgary and Edmonton. With the reintroduction of a fourth studio, the Department is continuing it efforts to offer a broader range of choices to students in the program. We have also been designing a new Capstone Stream that will provide a more structured final project for students in the program,


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Deepa Chandrag, M CP, pg. 28

completed within a defined twoterm timeframe. Although the thesis/ practicum stream will still be available, we anticipate that most students will choose the Capstone approach, that will be launched in the Fall of 2018. Drs. Linovski and Barry continued to pursue active research agendas, both working on social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Development Grants. Dr. Linovki’s grant that addresses issues of transit equity funded a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Dwayne Baker. She published papers in the Journal of the American Planning Association and the Journal of Planning Education and Research; and she contributed an essay to Wendel and Samuels’ (2016) Spatializing Politics: Essays on Power and Place. Dr. Barry

spent the Winter term on research leave, pursuing her interests in New Zealand and Australia. Her book Planning for Coexistence? Recognizing Indigenous rights through land-use planning in Canada and Australia (co-authored with Libby Porter, Routledge 2016) was well received. She also contributed sections to The Participatory City (edited by Yasminah Beebeejaun, Jovis 2016), and Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach (edited by Ren Thomas, Oxford Press Canada 2016). As always, we are grateful for the contributions of the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute, that continues to support mentorship activities, awards and events for students in that Master of City Planning program.

Richard Milgrom, Ph.D. Department of City Planning, Head and Associate Professor

Department of City Planning William Ashton Adjunct Professor Sheri Blake, Ph.D Senior Scholar Janice Barry, Ph.D Assistant Professor Mario Carvalho, Ph.D Professor Emeritus Gerald H. Couture Adjunct Professor Jino Distasio Adjunct Professor Christopher Leo Adjunct Professor Orly Linovski, Ph.D Assistant Professor David Linton Adjunct Professor Shauna MacKinnon Adjunct Professor Linda McFadyen Adjunct Professor Richard Milgrom, Ph.D Associate Professor Jeannette Montufar Cross-Appointment (Civil Engeneering) James Platt Adjunct Professor Ian Skelton, Ph.D Senior Scholar Jean Trottier Cross-Appointment (LA) David van Vliet, Ph.D Associate Professor Ian Wight, Ph.D Senior Scholar

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Department of

Interior Design Kelley Beaverford | Another Productive Year Writing this article for Network provides an opportunity to share the good news, encourage feedback from alumni and to consider the progress of the department. It is a reflective exercise; therefore, I will start with our goals before providing some evidence and thoughts on our accomplishments. One of our primary goals of the Department of Interior Design is to prepare graduates to become leaders in the profession. We value an approach to design education that places social, ethical and environmental responsibility in the forefront. We do this by preparing students to approach problems with a variety of skills including, but not limited to, design, communication, research methods, building science, history and theory, travel and work experience. In 2016-17, solving complex problems occurred in all of the Interior Environment and Masters of Interior Design studios. The undergraduate students (ED 3 & 4) explored changing workplaces, adaptive reuse, work/live and urban parks. Meanwhile, our Masters of Interior Design students studied the needs of

ageing populations in rural Manitoba, sacred spaces in Winnipeg and access to health care services in a West African village. Our First-Professional and Post Professional Master of Interior Design students took investigations to deeper levels in their Practicum and Thesis Projects. It is in this final stage of the degree where students show that they have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to organize and conduct a comprehensive design or research project. These projects seek answers, make comparisons and arrive at conclusions that inform design solutions. The following are examples of projects that were identified as ‘exceptional’ by their committees last year. Umid Abdullaev, The Rumi Cultural Events Centre – Design for Winnipeg’s Second Generation Muslims Theo Rutherford, Bread and Roses: Stronger communities and healthier food systems from the inside out Lynn Marie Dolyniuk, Culinary learning centre: using interior design to connect

people and promote healthy living Stephanie Prouse, The Koza Centre - an alternative to the custody of federally sentenced women in Canada (PIDIM Prize Winner) Jason Shields, The Travelling New Media Centre Julia Schaffel, Continuing the journey: a funeral home for Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan You can access these documents on our website http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/ architecture/programs/intdesign/mid_ practicum_and_thesis_projects.html or the University of Manitoba’s MSpace. Our full-time faculty members supervise the Practicum and Thesis students. As a result, students confidently examine issues related to enhanced building systems, professional practice, history, theory, research methods, cross-cultural design, workplace design and more. The students also benefit from working with a wide range of talented sessional instructors and scholars from across the campus.


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In October 2016, Interior Designers of Canada and Milliken announced two recipients of the second annual Design Research Award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and innovation through interior design research in two categories: the Educator/Practitioner Category for research conducted at the masters or doctorate level and the Student Category for significant research projects undertaken by final-year students. Dr Lynn Chalmers received the prize in the Educator/Practitioner category with her research focused on personalia and women’s spatial practices in the office environment. MID graduate, Umid Abdullaev, won in the Student category for his work that focused on designing for second-generation Muslims in Canada. Partnering with students and members of the professional interior design community created meaningful opportunities for the department to learn with others as well as to network with future employers. In 2016-17, PIDIM and IDAS co-hosted several events such as the ID Meet and Greet and the Dale Henwood Lecture. PIDIM and department members also hosted two

Think Tank sessions where participants discussed work readiness of MID graduates. The department initiated an Alumni Profile series as an additional effort to expose students to a full range of job opportunities available to interior design graduates. The 2016-17 academic year marked the first year that we have offered the new ID Work Experience Program. This program, led by Adjunct Professor Katherine Isaac, aims to give students context to their learning experiences in the Masters of Interior Design program. I would like to thank Katherine and all of the other participants for contributing to the success of this program. T h i s re p o r t o ff e r s o n l y a b r i e f description of what the Department of Interior Design accomplished last year. However, the process of writing this article revealed that we are on our way to reaching our goals. We have much to celebrate regarding high quality work, recognition and our collaborative approach to providing excellence in interior design education. Moving forward, I would like to build on the partnerships we have formed this year and continue to work with students and

PIDIM to accomplish the goals of the department and beyond. With that said, I encourage readers to take a closer look at our student and faculty accomplishments on the website and thank everyone for contributing to another productive year!

Kelley Beaverford Department of Interior Design, Head and Associate Professor

Department of Interior Design Lynn Chalmers, Ph.D, Associate Professor Susan Close, Ph.D Associate Professor Michael Cox Dean Emeritus Cynthia Karpan, Ph.D Associate Professor Shauna Mallory-Hill , Ph.D Assistant Professor Nancy Maruca Associate Professor Tijen Roshko Associate Professor

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Landscape Architecture Alan Tate | The faculty strike in November 2016 was probably the most impactful event of the academic year. Otherwise, Alan Tate continued in the position of Head of Department having been appointed for a five-year term from 1 July 2014. Karen Wilson Baptist continued in the roles of Associate Dean Academic and Chair of the Environmental Design Program. Brenda Brown was promoted to the position of Associate Professor with effect from 1 April 2017. Marcella Eaton was on Administrative Leave until 31 December 2016. Brenda Brown commenced a 12-month Research / Study Leave on 1 January 2017 and Jean Trottier commenced a 12-month Research / Study Leave on 1 July. Leanne Muir (MLA 2010), who has been teaching as a sessional instructor in the program for the last couple of years, was formally

appointed as a joint Instructor in the ED2-year and the MLA program, from 1 July 2017. A search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor will be conducted in 2017-18, replacing Professor Ted McLachlan, who retired in August 2015. Thirteen students graduated from the MLA program in 2016-17. Ryan Coates – a much-in-demand Teaching Assistant – was nominated as the University of Manitoba Olmsted Scholar for 2016-17. The MLA Program continues to be covered by the full six-year accreditation from the CSLA Accreditation Council following a review in March 2015. A review of curriculum commenced in academic year 2015-16 in response to recommendations in that Report. The review continued during 2016-17 and a number of minor changes will be introduced in academic year 2016-17.

Probably the most significant change – staging a capstone studio as an alternative approach to the Thesis / Practicum, will be implemented in 2018-19. One beneficial side effect of the strike was the number of informal encounters on the picket line between academic colleagues in different disciplines. One of these included Richard Perron’s conversations with botanists and soils scientists. This eventually led to the arrangement by Professor Perron of a workshop in March 2017 on phytoremediation of polluted sites, including participation and a public lecture by Niall Kirkwood from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, author of Phyto: Principles and Sources for Site Remediation (2015). Niall was one of a trio of exceptional external landscape architecture speakers


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during Winter Term. Ellen Braae from the University of Copenhagen, author of Beauty Redeemed: Recycling Post Industrial Landscapes (2015), was the landscape architecture keynote speaker at the Atmosphere symposium. The congruity of Ellen and Niall’s topics is a clear reflection of one major current concern in the discipline. The third member of the trio, Johanna Gibbons a principal of her own firm in London England, addressed another current concern, community engagement, at the student-organized MALA Night. All three events were opportunities for students to engage with international leaders in the field. It was also a notable year for increased engagement with social and environmental issues of design for indigenous populations. One of the L+U

3 studios worked on the site of a former residential school and the MLA “regional studio” addressed environmental and landscape issues in Manitoba Census Areas 22 and 23 – effectively the area from Lake Winnipeg north to Hudson Bay and the border with Nunavut. The student visit to the region included taking the last train south before the line was closed for weeks by a blizzard. Both of these studios increased student awareness of the land and landscape dimensions of all indigenous issues … and, hopefully, their capacity to contribute as professionals to resolution of those issues.

Alan Tate, Ph.D. Department of Landscape Architecture Head and Professor

Department of Landscape Architecture Brenda Brown Assistant Professor Marcella Eaton, Ph.D Associate Professor Ted McLachlan Senior Scholar Richard Perron, Ph.D Professor Alex Rattray Professor Emeritus Dietmar Straub Associate Professor Charlie Thomsen Professor Emeritus Anna Thurmayr Associate Professor Jean Trottier Assistant Professor Karen Wilson Baptist, Ph.D Associate Professor


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Student Work ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN YEAR 2 John Gray ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN YEAR 4 Jason Wall - Architecture Option M2 ARCHITECTURE Evan Schellenberg Mackenzie Sinclair M2 INTERIOR DESIGN Ivanka Waplak Adéle Sinclair M2 CITY PLANING Deepa Chandran Sangwoo Hong M2 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Sujana Devabhaktuni Connor Redman

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Structure/Threshold

John Gray | The site for this project was the area on University of Manitoba campus where the three architecture buildings are located. We explored the site and observed many different conditions and aspects of the area including the atmosphere, presence, interior and exterior circulation of people and the light quality at night. To express the traits of the site we created sketch models, site maps and sketches. From the analysis we noticed that many people used JAR as a thoroughfare or a connection to the tunnels, that the space between JAR and Dafoe road is very dark at night and there was no indoor connection between C.A.S.T. and the other architecture buildings. We decided to focus on making a structure that would rectify these issues. Therefore we designed a structure that would run along the existing sidewalk between JAR and Dafoe road. We drew perspectives along the sidewalk and through JAR that helped us to determine how our structure would be layed out. Once we determined the views we wanted our structure to have we developed the initial design plans. We also constructed wooden models of the existing buildings at a scale of 1:200, so

that we had buildings to help us understand mass and scale. After our initial design and exploration we each made our own sketch model at a scale of 1:100. From there we took elements from each design that we felt best represented our goals and applied them to our final design. This included the second floor interior space with an exposed first and third floor from one design, the roof top usable green space from another and the ramp system from the third design. Our final model was designed to solve the issues we found with the site in the most effective way. To do this, we created a ramp system that extended from JAR all the way to Dafoe road that provided wheelchair access. The second floor was a series of ramps as the heights of JAR and C.A.S.T were different. The ramps allowed a unique way to create an indoor connection between the two buildings. The structure is designed to allow people to continue to use the informal path in front of JAR that connects Dafoe road and the Engineering complex. It encourages people to hangout above Dafoe road and watch buses and people travel below. It also provides opportunity to have lectures, events or socializing on the second and third


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levels. The structure also allows the areas in front JAR to be utilized during the evening and night. To improve the lighting conditions in front of JAR we created a level of light that is similar to twilight. Lights in our design are placed behind frosted glass panels, that extended from below the second floor to above the third floor. The glass was frosted so that it has clear sections alternating with frosted sections in a pattern identical to the exterior of JAR. The glass panels extend below the second floor to hide the wavy floor pattern to create a different experience between the inside and outside. The stairs were designed like a courtyard to create an inside outside condition allowing it to rain or snow right through the structure. Instead of glazing the stairs had fencing placed on the exterior to create a visually appealing change. Group Members: Darian Mckinney, Quingyang Guan

John Gray Environmental Design: Second Year Student 2016-2017 Instructor: Jae Sung-Chon, Instructor II

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Cognitive (Re)Connection

Jason Wall | Brief: The Spatial Recall studio engages regional and national conversations of reconciliation by examining what reconciliation means regionally and nationally in relation to the Residential School System. The proposed National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) is located along the Red River on Indigenous lands occupied by the University of Manitoba (formerly Southwood Golf Course). The guiding theme of truth and re/conciliation embraces notions of recognition, respect, reciprocity, restoration and resistance with a profound sense of accountability to the legacy of the residential schools, for those that followed, and the record of Indigenous engagement on the land. Project: As a proposal for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the project inserts the visitor into a series of specific spatial conditions which aim to provide a fuller understanding of the historical and contemporary spatial contexts of First Nations people; both physical and psychological. This in turn will create a deeper connection to the place and its message, thereby fostering the desired conversation. The Centre accomplishes this by presenting these spaces in guided sequence informed by the chronology of the colonization of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, and begins with one’s approach from the surrounding site. The spaces are as follows:

Pre-colonization Space – Existing within the surrounding landscape, it is represented by the grassland in the building’s foreground and the gathering space within the re-established forest. Reserve Space – Within the exterior space formed by the architecture, a connection to the land remains, yet new notions of boundary placed upon the visitor begin to change their relationship with it. This condition is representative of the boundaries which comprise reserve land and the way in which they began to change Indigenous people’s relationship with the land they occupied. Residential School Space – A sombre sense of isolation is imbued by a long dark space meant to evoke the journey through the corridors of a residential school. Hope is present however, as penetrations of light within the corridor represent the strength of the survivors and their lasting legacy. Post-residential School Space – Conditions become less constrictive, yet this new space feels unfamiliar and directionless. It represents the confusion felt by many survivors upon release of the school system due to their loss of identity. Once again hope exists here, as the space takes the form of a gallery in order to make known the traditional modes of cultural production which bring about healing and enable the reconnection of survivor to culture.


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Conciliation Space – Bright, warm and imbued with a sense of directionality, this is a gathering space formed by conditions conducive to healing through the forging and strengthening of relationships. Re-conciliation Space - Part of healing and building toward the future involves a re-conciliation with one’s past and a reconnection the land. Here archival and ceremonial spaces which contain knowledge and encourage cultural practice ensure the culture’s survival and growth. The architecture itself is designed to minimize its impact on the natural landscape both visually through its low construction and physically through its siting within the existing golf course fairways. The siting also maximizes the NCTR’s public interaction through its proximity to the university and its interception of the existing pedestrian pathway. A cross patterned screen along the front of the building acts as a second skin to protect the building from solar and wind loads and is informed by various traditional Indigenous architectural typologies. The screen also plays with light and shadow to dematerialize the building and further meld it into the surrounding forested area. The Great Hall’s aesthetic finds its influence in west coast longhouse construction, particularly the large cedar planks which make up the facade.

Jason Wall Environmental Design: Architecture Option 2016-2017 Instructor: Ed Epp University of Manitoba Gold Medal Recipient Jason Wall is a recent graduate of the Architecture option in the Environmental Design program, and is currently in the Master of Architecture program at the U of M. To say that Jason’s final year in the ED program was challenging yet rewarding would be an understatement. His introduction to the Indigenous people of Canada, their culture and history, has altered the way in which he now understands his own world and history. Jason considers it a privilege that his growth as a designer has continued during the summer as a member of an established Winnipeg architecture firm. Outside his design, Jason’s time is primarily spent with his wife and playing basketball.

For more information please visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s official website at www.nctr.ca

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In Absentia

Mac Sinclair | This proposal culminates with an offshore research facility for the monitoring of wave harvesting devices and their surrounding ecosystem. Ultimately, I deployed a series of hypothetical drawings and models in order to investigate notions of scale, culture, and context. Together, these inquiries examine how an unacquainted site could be critically and evocatively engaged. The constructs established by the initial inquiries provided the foundations for a hydraulics research and testing facility situated near Point Conception, California. The intent of this thesis is to discover how a situated and engaged design process can compensate for one’s physical absence. Ultimately, I am questioning how architecture can be used as a platform for evaluating current cultural and climactic trends. The underlying belief of this project is that architecture should not be sterile, innocuous and confined; it should dare us to question, reconsider and progress. This thesis pursues a critical design process in which the dreams of the student can propagate in absentia.

Mackenzie Sinclair Department of Architecture 2016-2017 Advisor: Eduardo Aquino Ph.D, Associate Professor Mac Sinclair earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design (through the Architecture Masters Preparation program/AMP) and Master of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. He holds a prior degree in Geography from the University of Victoria. He is currently working at HCMA Architecture + Design in Vancouver. He eared the Manitoba Association of Architecture Medal for his comprehensive Design Thesis project.


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Clownmade City: Constructing the Old

Evan Schellenberg | This project investigates the architectural implications of a Clownmade City. In a post-industrialized world that has forgotten how to play, how can an architecture be created that does not narrow or delineate human activity, but instead promotes ideas of play between the wants, needs, and desires of its inhabitants? In Homo Ludens: A Study of the PlayElement in Culture, Johan Huizinga defines play as an essential activity in flourishing societies. Play is not only a key element in unlocking our imagination, but also in how we interact with the world around us. However, it is evident that we as a society are losing our ability to play in ways that generate new modes of physically engaging our urban environment. This project seeks to explore and better understand how notions of play can be used as both tools for the design process and as architectural elements that will allow individuals to engage the urban environment in more meaningful ways. This project recognizes that the invitation to play is to enter into and experience an autonomous world that is subject to its own rules and logic, and seeks to better understand how these experiences can help, envision, shape, and construct architectural space. The clown or trickster acts as a guide to these notions of play, as he/she has long been a student of human behavior and is a key character in engaging society in serious play. Architecturally, this

work develops through the invention of several improvisational structures and architectural interventions that react to the characters, situations, and rules inherent in a particular place, while also exploring how the serious play of the modern clown can engage and experiment with ideals of architecture, time and space.

Evan Schellenberg Department of Architecture 2016-2017 Advisor: Terri Fuglem, Assocaite Professor Evan Schellenberg received his Bachelor of Environmental Design and Masters of Architecture at the University of Manitoba where he was awarded the RAIC Student Medal. Evan is now working with 2 Architecture Inc., an emerging architecture practice in Winnipeg. He maintains active roles in project design, construction documentation, and representational media. With a family background in fabrication and a keen desire for making, Evan also practices sculpture, furniture design, and storytelling - all of which he considers essential creative tools to practicing architecture.


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Transportation Inclusion and Community Wellbeing: Exploring Public Transit Accessibility of Winnipeg’s North End Neighbourhoods

Deepa Chandran | The ease with which an individual can access available transportation facilities determines his/her access to basic amenities that are crucial to maintaining a minimum standard of living, and therefore, is a key component of individual/community well-being. From this perspective, analyzing the accessibility of public transit to marginalized communities is critical to unfolding the link between transportation inclusion and well-being in automobile-centered cultures. The marginalized status of Winnipeg’s North End neighbourhoods, which is also known for its disproportionately high concentration of low-income households and Indigenous population, is well established by various research studies. These neighbourhoods significantly lag behind the rest of the city, with regard to major indicators of socio-economic development and continue to exist as a physically isolated district within Winnipeg. Based on a mixed-research framework, this study explores the importance of public transit services

to Winnipeg’s North End community and the current level of transit accessibility to its residents. The study, although at an exploratory level, also examines the existing barriers to transit facilities in the area, socio-economic implications of the current level of transit accessibility, and strategies to improving transit accessibility to its residents. This study was completed in two stages; based on the data collected from Winnipeg Transit, the first stage involved quantitative analysis of transit services and related amenities in the study area. In order to examine issues of transit equity at the broader level, the accessibility figures were compared against the corresponding figures of the Osborne Village-Fort Rouge Area; an area with comparable geographical location and built form. The second stage of the study, i.e., semi-structured interviews with grass root level community workers serving the North End, was conducted with the support of Winnipeg Boldness Project; a community organization functioning in


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the North End. This research adopts a holistic approach to understanding the concept of ‘accessibility’, and recognizes the importance of socio-economic, perceptional, and demographic factors that shape demand for transit facilities in an area. The study also demonstrates the need to incorporate qualitative approaches in transit planning rather than being completely guided by numbers. Although insufficient to establish as a general rule, the analysis suggests that Indigenous residents are likely to encounter additional barriers to transit accessibility as compared to non-Indigenous residents in the city; hence, this study emphasizes the need to include transit accessibility as a component of urban-Indigenous welfare policy frameworks. The lessons learned from the study will also provide an initial framework to explore the link between community wellbeing and transportation inclusion of other socio-economically vulnerable communities in the country.

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Deepa Chandran Department of City Planning Graduate Studies Student, 2016-2017 Advisors: Janice Barry Ph.D, Assocaite Professor As an international student from India, Deepa Chandran entered the Master of City Planning program in 2014. With specialization in Human Geography and Planning, she also has Masters’ and Bachelor’s degrees in Geography. She worked as a Research Fellow of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, for five years. Currently, she works with the Community and Regional Planning office of the Manitoba provincial government. She has received several scholarships in recognition of her academic achievements, which includes the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship and the Thomas B Yauk Fellowship sponsored by Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI). Deepa is passionate about Indigenous planning, public transportation, and sustainable community development.


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PPGIS in Neighbourhood Planning

Positive changes

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Sangwoo Hong | As spatial information has become more accessible and cheaper, interest in using Geographic Information System (GIS) has increased in a variety of fields including geology, social science, land management, and urban design. GIS has been considered a tool to provide geographically more accurate information and maps, but there are still underexplored questions about whether GIS is a tool that encourages or hinders active public participation in community planning practices; or whether it only intensifies fact-based research methods rather than encouraging more comprehensive approaches. In order to address these questions, this practicum examines how GIS may be useful to encourage public participation, how information and knowledge collected from residents or a neighbourhood can be applied to developing a GIS model and how these data can be incorporated with community plan. To analyze and illustrate the processes, this practicum explores community gardens in the Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews Communities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and aims to develop a GIS model to assist with the process of identifying the strategical locations for future garden sites. Through aggregating residents’ perception collected from two field surveys and a workshop, this research identified top

Areas for future CGs

three areas about positive changes, areas for improvements, and areas for future community gardens, and compared the results in GIS. This research identifies that Participants’ perception about positive changes tends to rely on physical improvements that people can easily visualize in their mind. However, perception about areas for improvements is more linked to their emotional sense. For example, when some of participants drew circles to identify areas for improvements, they mentioned unsafe feeling or experience in the areas. However, when participants described positive changes, they generally recognized community service improvements or physical changes, such as repaired streets and bike path. It means using perception in community plan can help identify how physical interventions influence residents’ emotional perception about their communities. This research also identifies that there are different response patterns between surveys and a workshop. Residents’ responses in regards with areas for improvements tend to be areas with safety concerns. However, community staff members in a workshop looked for specific places that could be upgraded or restored by physical interventions such as abandoned condos and facilities.


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From these perspectives, findings from this research suggest that residents’ narrative and informal information can be a strong means to identify areas that need more improvement and require community’s strategical actions to resolve the challenges. Another finding is that maps can effectively encourage communications and identify people’s understandings and experience about environments that they are interacting on a daily basis. The type of exercise also increases a sense that they are valued in their community and makes them more supportive of community planning and plans. The last finding is that GIS can be a participation tool to support community plans in inner-city neighbourhoods. Community organizations can use this analysis to develop strategies for areas in needs of improvements and to identify what strengths their communities have. More specifically, GIS can visualize intangible and narrative ideas driven from residents and enable to quantify the qualitative information. It also persuasively conveys the information to communities. It means, as a communication tool, maps make people easily express their thoughts, and when many residents’ perceptions are aggregated into a map, it could represent common concerns about their communities.

Sangwoo Hong Department of City Planning Graduate Studies Student, 2016-2017 Advisor: Richard Milgrom, Associate Professor Sangwoo Hong graduated the Master of City Planning in 2016. He is currently working as a Jr. Program Officer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to assist in developing an interactive mapping tool to support INAC’s informed decisionmaking. His passions involve geospatial analysis using GIS to support community-based land use planning and urban design.

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Return to Childhood: A Transition Centre for Social Orphans in Ukraine

Ivanka Waplak | From the moment of birth, humans begin to perceive and mold an understanding of the world. Sadly, all over the world many children, especially those with mental and physical disabilities, are left alone to navigate and form an understanding of their surroundings. In Ukraine, children born with disabilities are often abandoned and left to the responsibility of the Ukrainian orphanage system, a stigmatized system plagued with abuse and child maltreatment. Through this abuse and severe under stimulation, healthy physical and mental development cannot successfully prosper. This practicum project is a study of how the built environment of a child transition centre can aid in influencing mental and physical healing of social orphans within Ukraine. The design incorporates built elements that support physical and

psychological growth, which are intended to support social orphans in healthy childhood and adolescent development. Druzi combines healthcare design, education design, and residence design to create a programme that ensures social orphans gain the tools needed to transition into society and one day become contributing members of the community. For more information on Ivanka’s project visit https://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/handle/1993/32452


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Reception and Patient Administration Area

Ivanka Waplak Department of Interior Design Graduate Studies Student 2016-2017 Advisor: Kelley Beavorford, Associate Professor Ivanka was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She most recently completed a Masters of Interior Design degree at the University of Manitoba, as well as a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree that was achieved a few years prior. Ivanka grew up within the Ukrainian Canadian community in Winnipeg and belongs to several Ukrainian organizations within the city. Her Ukrainian upbringing influenced her decision to base her Masters practicum project within the country that is still home to the majority of her family. Throughout her Masters education, Ivanka has been interested in the way an interior environment psychologically affects its users, which consequently became the main point of interest for the design of Druzi Transition Centre.

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A phenomenological approach to meaningful spaces: a dental clinic and mix-use facility in Comitancillo, Guatemala.

Adéle Sinclair | This practicum presents a proposed dental clinic and mix-use facility in Comitancillo, Guatemala. The clinic is for use by Dentistry for All (DFA), a Canadian Volunteer organization that conducts two-week long clinics in Comitancillo bi-annually. Occupancy is shared with The Maya-Mam Research and Development Association (AMMID), a local organization, based in Comitancillo. The building design developed from the inside out. The human experience in space, the importance of a sense of place and the physical and emotional comfort of both the patients and DFA’s volunteers was equally important to the design as the functional requirements that orchestrate the most efficient workspace for the dentists and the volunteer staff. The building form developed as a response to required functional adjacencies between the clinic and the flexible, mix-use spaces that will be shared by DFA and AMMID. Samual Mockbee, a late American architect with a socially rooted design philosophy believed that the best way to make architecture is by letting the building evolve out of the culture and the place.1 Through a volunteer experience with DFA in November 2016, I was able to learn about the work that DFA does in the community and about

the culture of the Maya Mam people, which fostered a sense of place, helping me understand the ‘Genus Loci’ of Comitancillo. The connection between humans, the built environment and the natural environment was further explored through the philosophy and methodology of Biodesign. The work and findings of architect Mick Pearce, and researchers, Rupert Soar and Scott Turner on the passive ventilation system that cools African termite mounds, inspired the passive ventilation system in the design. Using this principle seen in nature and applying the concept to the built environment creates an opportunity to connect the built and natural environments in a more harmonious way. Frank Lloyd Wright wrote: “No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging to it. Hill and house should live together, each happier for the other.”2 Rethinking the way we design, build and inhabit our world is critical to creating contemporary, sustainable and relevant designs that consider both human needs and the natural environment. Biodesign methodologies potentially offer the opportunity to bridge the gap and restore harmony


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between the living and the constructed, as these methods demand an awareness of nature. Architect, Samual Mockbee believed that architects and designers “should take the lead in procuring social and environmental change,” therefore it is our responsibility as designers to create spaces for social change in which the built and the natural environment coexists harmoniously. 3 Connecting people with nature through innovative, responsible and sustainable design practices while developing a space that fosters wellbeing, a sense of place and positive experiences was the design philosophy and driving force behind the proposed dental clinic and mix-use facility in Comitancillio, Guatemala.

1. Dean, Andrea Oppenheimer and Timothy hursley. Rural Studio: Samual Mockbee and an architecture of decency. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. 2. “Frank Lloyd-Wright; Quotes”. Frank Lloyd Wright. Accessed August 26, 2016. Http// fallingwater.org/37/. 3. Dean, Andrea Oppenheimer and Timothy hursley. Rural Studio: Samual Mockbee and an architecture of decency. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

Adéle Sinclair Department of Interior Design Graduate Studies Student, 2016-2017 Advisors: Tijen Roshko, Associate Professor Adéle completed the Master of Interior Design degree in May of 2017 and convocated in October 2017r. She came into the MID program through the pre-Masters option. She holds a Bachelor Honours Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, with a major in sculpture. Adéle was born in South Africa and lived in Somerset East, Eastern Cape before moving to Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada in 2000. Her work in the MID program was highly influenced by her interest in the intersection between the natural and the build environment, and how this space effects the human experience. Investigations in Biodesign philosophies and methodologies, the notion of sensorial design, the importance of ‘place-making’ and the idea that good design transcends economic constraints are just a few of the principles that inspire Adéle’s design philosophy.

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FRAYED NETS 53oN: Taming the Wild

Sujana Devabhaktuni | Abundant with natural resources, the land and its people once flourished in the northern territories. Cree, Chipewyans and Inuit communities lived in Manitoba by hunting, trapping and fishing. The communities seasonally moved between the tundra and the boreal forest following the caribou and moose herds. This symbiotic relationship with the land ended upon arrival on the Europeans. In the 17th century, HBC offered household goods, guns and ammunitions in exchange for fur and relied on First Nation communities for food. In 1917, the government of officials came to a conclusion that the high demands of trade threatened species such as beaver, caribou and wood bison; they prohibited hunting. The decline of the fur trade and the hunting ban resulted in the separation of people and communities from traditional lands. This separation affected the physical and mental well-being of the Indigenous people. Lacking proper shelter and food sources, people slowly fell into despair, and many became addicted to alcohol and other substances. This destroyed family

relations. Since 1955, alcohol, prostitution and violence have become a common scenario in the north. Even today, most of the communities in northern Manitoba lack access to nutritious food due to limited food availability, high prices and low affordability. Food transported from southern regions via air, train or trucks is highly expensive due to geographic remoteness, accessibility and to high transportation costs. In Northern Manitoba census division 22 and 23 over 75% of the households experience food insecurity. 1.7% of the population suffered severe food insecurity. 5.7% were compromised in the quality or quantity of food intake and 5.0% worried about running out of food due to a lack of adequate financial support. The proposal aims to end hunger and provide nutritious traditional food to the communities by developing sustainable caribou, moose and musk ox reserves. These wildlife reserves


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are proposed to be developed in the natural habitat of each species adjacent to the communities. The natural habitats provide food required for the animals while being protected from their predators. Resource availability, plant redevelopment, grazing cycles, the thermal resistance of the animal, predator zones, the population of the community, food insecurity, and anthropocene footprint are primary determinants to identify the location of the reserve. The reserves will initially begin on a small scale with ten calves of each species at the identified locations and take up to 30 years to function as a food source for the communities. The established 36000-hectare reserves with a population between 800-1000 animals will provide food for 250 families at each location there by contributing to health and well- being of the communities.

Sujana Devabhaktuni Department of Landscape Architecture Graduate Studies Student, 2016-2017 Advisor: Brenda Brown, Associate Professor Sujana is currently a graduate student in the Landscape Architecture program, with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Since her graduation, she has worked with landscape architecture firms in India for five years. Sujana is currently working on her practicum which focuses on the emphases of the cultural changes and their reflections on the landscape with a focus on urban and rural communities along Thammileru river in south-eastern India.

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Electorial Division

Connor Redman | How powerful can a line be? Landscape Architects rely on lines every day. From conceptual sketches to construction drawings, Landscape Architects design in a world of lines. A line can become a path, a building, or an entire city. Lines can unify, guide, and protect. Lines can create beauty and art. Lines can create community. But Lines can also divide. Lines can silence, isolate, and neglect. A line can increase the rate of homicide by 4 times, unemployment by 5 times and premature mortality by one and a half times. Lines are powerful. And in few places is the power of a line as apparent as in the lines that form the electoral divisions of Manitoba. The M1 winter semester studio investigated Northern Manitoba with a focus on developing a regional planning strategy and design. We began the studio by creating a collage of what we know of Northern Manitoba. Polar bears, First Nation artwork, explorers, and snow… lots and lots of snow. Maybe even a train? From here, as a studio, we began to research. Books, journals, research articles, documentaries, government reports, and maps. Layers of GIS data. A two-day train ride to Churchill Manitoba. Visits with Parks Canada, a tour of the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, meeting with City Planners, and conversations with locals. Visit Camp 10. Two-day return train ride South. And in all of this research, a new collage of Northern Manitoba emerged. This collage is incredibly complex, rich with history, and unimaginably beautiful. Yet the image is also disturbing. The differences between the Northern and Southern regions

of Manitoba are striking. In nearly every measure of standard of living, Northern Manitoba falls drastically lower than both the South as well as the National average. Quality of health, income, education, incarceration rates, and access to even the most fundamental necessities such as water and electricity. All categories suffer in the North. And to add to this, climate change is likely to impact sooner and harder in the North than Southern regions. So why didn’t our studio know this before the research? If Manitoba has the largest regional employment discrepancy out of all Canadian provinces, why don’t we talk about it? Throughout the research and analysis, I continually asked myself how can this happen? Continue to happen? And how is this not the front page of every paper? Why don’t politicians run campaigns to change this? Why don’t we decide our vote on these issues? Perhaps it is my background in political science, but it occurred to me that part of the reason may be a result of the provincial electoral system. Specifically, the way in which we decide electoral divisions. Why electoral divisions? Well, Northern Manitoba has a grand total of Four electoral districts. Four. Four out of Fifty-seven. Winnipeg, in contrast, has Thirtyone. This means that during provincial elections all of Northern Manitoba receives four seats. Four MLA’s to represent all of the complexities of the North. Four seats are not likely to win or lose a leadership race. And politicians know this. So although the electoral divisions don’t cause the underlying reasons


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(a) Population Quotient (B) the community or diversity of interests of the population; (C) the means of communication between the various parts thereof; (D) the physical features thereof; and (E) all other similar and relevant factors;

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for regional differences, they certainly impact the attention, discussion, and political will to create change. Perhaps then, if any positive changes are going to be made to those living in Northern Manitoba, the process of deciding electoral divisions needs to be seriously reconsidered. This project focuses on exactly that. The framework relies on a regional population quotient that accounts for differences in populations and accommodates a reasonable representation accordingly. Using this method, electoral districts rely less on population and have greater flexibility to represent significant regions, whether economically, culturally, or ecologically, that happen to have a low population. If less importance is placed on population, where then should it be placed? I suggest watersheds and water bodies. Water because it is an important indicator of environmental health, provides one of the most important economic benefits to the province, and the little bit about requiring clean water for all forms of life. Using the regional population quotient to determine area, and watersheds to determine the division boundaries, an entirely different design of electoral divisions can be created. I go one step further and suggest that a provincial-wide vote for an MLA to specifically represent Lake Winnipeg be implemented. This places greater value on one of Manitoba’s greatest resources while simultaneously shifting attention from people alone to equally important non-human factors we all rely upon. Electoral divisions are a regional design. One with significant impacts that demands reconsideration or at the very least discussion.

Hudson Bay

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DECIDING FACTORS: (A) Regional Population Quotient (B) Boundaries Based off: Water Basins Water Sheds (C) Lake Winnipeg Provincial Riding (D) Population Quotient (E) the community or diversity of interests of the population; (F) the means of communication between the various parts thereof; (G) the physical features thereof; and (H) all other similar and relevant factors;

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA.2017. unemployment rates for the EI Economic Regions

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The most important step, though, is the inclusion of

northern people into the discussion of

climate change

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David Runnells.2007. Climate Change Impacts in Northern Manitoba. International Institute for Sustainable Development

Connor Redman MLA 3 Studio 4 Winter 17

So what is the power of a line? A line can mean the difference between four electoral divisions or thirteen. Four electoral divisions that most politicians can afford to ignore, or thirteen that can win or lose an election. A line can mean the difference between ignoring, or including. Forgetting or focusing on. A line can make all the difference in the world.

Connor Redman Department of Landscape Architecture Graduate Studies Student, 2015-2016 Advisor: Connor Redman graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Arts in General Social Sciences focusing on Political Science, Sociology and Native American Studies. Connor is now in his final year in the Master of Landscape Architecture program with a practicum focused on designing to accommodate sea level rise in Squamish British Columbia. Outside of class you’re likely to find him floundering with a fly rod or riding almost any type of bicycle.

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Partners Program 54678798 ARCHITECTURE INC. BOCKSTAEL CONSTRUCTION CIBINEL ARCHITECTS LTD. DIALOG DESIGN HTFC PLANNING & DESIGN STANTEC UNIT 7 ARCHITECTURE INC.

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5468796 Architecture Inc.

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Established in Winnipeg — a risk-averse city of 700,000 on the margins of the Canadian Midwest — 5468796 began as a reaction to decades of public apathy and ambivalence about architecture. Born from a place where architecture was lost from the cultural radar, mundane was always good enough, and conventional solutions and regressive planning strategies prevailed, 5468796 aims to disrupt this status quo through new architectural propositions. We marked our 10 year anniversary this past May and used the occasion to reflect on a decade of practice and achievement. Our second decade is well underway, with a number of exciting projects completed and featured. March saw the One Bucket at a Time Pavilion designed and built for Mexico City’s Mextrópoli City Architecture Festival. A collaboration with Factor Eficiencia of Mexico and US-based NYL Studio Engineers, the project highlights the liberal enjoyment of public space in an urban environment and uses the building

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block of the bucket to do so. Received with great success by visitors to Mextrópoli, its strongly local origins have been reinterpreted to create a new design for the Winnipeg Design Festival and Culture Days/Nuit Blanche, September 2017. Shortlisted for the Architectural Review’s prestigious House Award, the firm’s singlefamily residential project, Parallelogram

House, also appeared in Lawrence Bird’s thoughtful piece in the April issue of Canadian Architect. Surrounded by typically suburban, stucco-clad dwellings on a quiet bay, the home presents a private, understated face to the street with extensive patio space and full-height glazing opening out over the tree- filled backyard. Addressing limited lot size and


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setback restrictions in an angled plan, this simple, bold form scales down elegantly using Cor-ten steel columns and vertical wood siding. 546 celebrated the recent completion of 62M in the finishing touches of its penthouse suite. Already a recognizable form on the Winnipeg skyline, the 40unit condominium offered a unique opportunity to turn an isolated site and lack of appealing views into an elevated design that placed the three storey building on 35’ high stilts. Higher costs were offset by employing an efficient modularity and prefabrication, with the resulting structure providing tenants unparalleled views of the cityscape, and the city with an innovative housing alternative. These project highlights are a glimpse into our recent explorations — instead of looking for silver-bullet solutions we pursue invention as a way to re-instate legitimacy of Architecture in everyday life. We do so by finding opportunities in the most rudimentary of briefs and re-imagining the role of architecture in our city. While aiming to execute our agenda locally on all fronts, from advocacy to teaching to public engagement and making, our work continues to be recognized throughout the world for its resilience, resourcefulness and the rigorous pursuit of innovation, further inspiring us to re-invent our approach for every new challenge. Photo Captions: 1. Crossroads Shed 2. Mextropoli, One Bucket, Jamie Navarro 3. Parallelogram 4. 62M




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THE TRANSFORMATION CONTINUES At Bockstael, we believe Manitoba deserves a builder who wants what’s best for the people and places in our province and we have been dedicated to being that builder for the past 105 years. Our company is built on the considerate and detailed work of a true craftsman, Theodore Bockstael. It was nurtured by Theodore’s son Robert. Throughout our history, we have retained Theodore and Robert’s old-world values of service, quality and building relationships for life. Yet as a family-owned business, we know that to remain Relevant and Resilient, we must change. To that end we have always taken the longer view. That mindset enables us to adapt to new conditions and to make the necessary investments in the future. It’s not about the next project, or the next quarter, it’s about the next generation. This longer view has taken us down the road of transformation through the implementation of best-in-class project management, and the integration of Lean Construction practices and Collaborative technologies. We use this framework to unlock and enhance value by:

• Contributing to true collaboration among owner/designer/contractor teams, unleashing innovation and creativity in design-construct solutions. • Using Lean and Last Planner to eliminate waste, to obtain trade contractor buy-in, and manage workflow to deliver the project on schedule. • Minimizing RFI’s and Change Orders through effective quality management and robust constructability reviews. Reinventing a 105 year old company requires persistence and discipline, as it is first and foremost a cultural transformation. It is a new way of doing things, which requires new skills and competencies. And it requires an in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs. Finally, it entails significant change within the added complexity of running a business day to day. So if it’s so hard to do, why bother? Simply stated – it leads to better outcomes for our clients and provides significant growth opportunities for our team. A series of recent major project awards including 505 St. Mary’s; River

Landing and the Alt Hotel in Saskatoon, 390 Assiniboine (formerly D-Condo) and Great West Life is an indicator that our message is resonating. We are excited to add these projects to the long list of notable projects we have completed over the past century. We are thankful for the continued opportunity to contribute to the quality of life for Manitobans. For further information visit our website at www.bockstael.com

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Cibinel Architects

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In keeping with the firm’s 20+ year history, Cibinel Architecture Ltd. continues to focus on delivering personalized service to institutional, corporate, cultural, and commercial clients. Over this time Cibinel has grown into a respected studio with an international reputation for design excellence, and has developed a consistent body of high quality work in a range of project types and scales. The Smartpark Innovation Hub at the University of Manitoba, currently in construction, is a 75,000 sq. ft. information exchange centre at the University’s Fort Garry Campus. The facility will become a central gathering place for the Smartpark business community, province-wide university researchers and the local technology industry. The centre will provide ‘incubator space’ for start-up businesses, supporting commercialization and professional services, encouraging partnerships to drive the creation of new technologies, and ultimately growing the

number of local start-up companies. Other notable projects in the works include the WAG Inuit Art Centre in Winnipeg, and the Arctic College Expansion in Iqaluit. The Inuit Art Centre with Michael Maltzan Architecture of Los Angeles, currently in construction, will be situated next to the existing WAG building and will be connected to the Gallery on all levels. The Centre will host the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world, and will serve as a community hub for exhibitions and programs, research and learning, studio practice and art-making. As part of the design process, members of the project team travelled to Nunavut to visit Inuit communities and active artists’ studios. The expedition provided a unique opportunity for the team to experience the culture and landscape of the Arctic during the formative conceptual design phase of the Inuit Art Centre.

Also in construction is the Arctic College Expansion and New Community Learning Centre with Teeple Architects. The expansion and addition will be a vital cultural hub and social centre for students and the community at large. These projects, along with many others, have been enriching experiences, allowing the firm the opportunity to connect with different communities and to work collaboratively in the creation of spaces that respond technically, contextually, and socially, to the people and places they serve. To see more of Cibinel’s work visit www.cibinel.com


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Dialog Design

Simon Ko

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Janay Koldingnes

“WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT DESIGN” We b e l i e v e i t c a n , a n d s h o u l d , meaningfully improve the wellbeing of our communities and the environment we all share. And it’s great people that bring this vision to life. Our multi-disciplinary team includes architects, urban planners, interior designers, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, and landscape architects. We practice across Canada and the US from studios in San Francisco, Va n c o u v e r, E d m o n t o n , C a l g a r y, and Toronto. In a way, University of Manitoba has been contributing to DIALOG projects for years. We’re proud to have U of M alumni as part of our project and leadership teams. The Partners Program is a valuable relationship that keeps adding talented U of M grads to our team. Alumni Profile: Simon Ko Simon Ko graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 1986 and was a recipient of the Dan Muir Memorial Design Prize. He started his career designing custom homes and moved into retail

and commercial projects. He practiced abroad as an architect and development consultant for resort communities in both Beijing and Shanghai before returning to Canada. Now, Simon is a principal in our Toronto studio, lending his expertise to complex mixed-use residential and commercial projects like Heron Gate in Ottawa. Alumni Profile: Doug Cinnamon Doug Cinnamon is a senior design architect and the managing principal of DIALOG’s Calgary studio. As a senior design architect, he’s worked on award winning projects such as TELUS Sky, the CP Rail Pavilionand Bankers Court Office Towers (the rst LEED® Core + Shell Gold certified project in Canada). In addition, Doug has provided design leadership for numerous projects at the Calgary International Airport including the recent $1.6B International Facilities Project. Alumni Profile: Janay Koldingnes Janay Koldingnes, an associate in DIALOG’s Vancouver studio, has spent over 15 years specializing in corporate

workplace design. Janay has been the lead designer and project manager on a series of major projects ranging from 10,000 sq ft to 215,000 sq ft. Janay worked in Europe where she collaborated with a Dutch architectural firm before bringing her creative experience back to Canada. Janay’s unique design aesthetic is evident in projects like the head offices of Edgar Development, LGM Financial, and STAT Search Analytics. Vi s i t d i a l o g d e s i g n . c a t o s e e o u r projects and learn more about how we work together.


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HTFC Planning & Design CONTINUING EDUCATION: GIVING BACK THROUGH ADVOCACY AND AWARENESS

As landscape architects and landscape planners, the wilderness areas, rural landscapes, urban settlements, and fine-grained places that we work, live, and play in, constantly inspire us. HTFC believes in building better places for people and Mother Nature to flourish through collaboration. All HTFC staff engages with the community well beyond their 9-5 responsibilities by volunteering their time and expertise to community building events and initiatives. T h i s y e a r, H T F C p r o - a c t i v e l y participated in a series of thought provoking activities and events conceived in an attempt to further engage the public in exploring the role planning and design can play in the quality of their daily lives no matter where they live in our province. Sowing the seeds for open discussions At the start of the year, HTFC shared a series of ‘design based’ New Year’s resolutions for the City of Winnipeg, triggering public curiosity around the idea of forward-thinking planning and design as community development catalyst. This created a framework for

a yearlong discussion around how to continue to make our province a better place to live from a policy, design, and programming perspective. Supporting community building HTFC has been working with the Town of Churchill over the last several years to re-imagine tourism and recreation amenities for the future of this amazing place. The unexpected closure of the rail line created very challenging times for Churchill this summer. We saw Sea Walls Churchill as a way to build hope and support in Churchill in the face 1 of serious challenges and sent a staff member to serve as a special envoy and logistics volunteer for this initiative. Sea Walls Churchill brought together 18 international artists to transform 18 vacant buildings into pieces of artwork, providing a colourful and aesthetically beautiful reprieve for residents. Spark Closer to home in Winnipeg, we participated in a ‘Spark’ match with the North End Women’s Centre. HTFC staff worked closely with marginalized women from all walks of life and their children who use the centre on a daily basis, to

develop a design that will transform a vacant derelict lot into a healing garden and community food forest. Art Express’d We took an active role in Art Express’d, an initiative of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, which transformed four 20-foot shipping containers into mobile art studios to travel the nation. HTFC provided technical planning and design expertise, supporting the WAG in translating artists’ visions from drawings into 3D renderings.


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Strategic Partnerships We worked with the Friends of Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park all year long coordinating strategic partnerships with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks, and members of the media. This helped enhance and augment the programming at the park, increasing public visibility. We also assisted by coordinating media attention around a public challenge to create and mobilize downtown Winnipeg’s largest picnic assembly. World Landscape Architectural Month This year, as part of World Landscape Architectural Month, our team partnered with a local coffee shop to host weekly engagement sessions with the public, asking people what they would like to see improve in the neighbourhood. Community Investments Other community investments were coordinated through ongoing partnerships with the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and Winnipeg Arts Council, with events like the Architecture and Design Film Festival and summer public art and design tours. Everyone Designs ‘Duets’ Column Series In collaboration with the Winnipeg Free Press, HTFC launched Duets, a monthly column that pairs design experts with local advocates and innovators, exploring the many shared approaches and interests between us. Everyone designs, and design is everywhere. That is, entrepreneurs, artists, and people who engage in everyday street life, are

equally important in the design and use of public space. Through Duets, we share stories about the people who make a city, town or landscape what it is. From the form and function of downtowns and doughnuts; to the evolution of family bike rides to a daily bike culture; to the opportunity to grow local and make local, Duets has encouraged readers to explore how they contribute to the fabric of the city by sharing different ways we all design, occupy space, and tackle civic issues every month. As one avid reader let us know: “Duets helps demystify the design world and the projects that architects and planners work on. It shows how all our work is design in some way and how it impacts our community.” Another reader noted: “For someone like myself, who doesn’t think about design everyday, it gets people to think about it and realize that are people out there thinking about our living spaces and trying to make them better.” HTFC Planning & Design specializes in connecting people and nature through landscape architecture, community and resource planning, economic development, urban design, and cultural resource management. While our work is focused on the prairie, boreal forest and arctic regions of North America, HTFC Planning & Design has undertaken projects throughout Canada and as far afield as Eastern Europe, South America, and Africa. Inspiring people to enjoy design and quality places has been great and rewarding fun for us this year. So much so we plan to continue and grow this outreach and engagement initiative in the years to come. We are excited to be working with many others in our design community to raise public interest and literacy around the importance of planning and design. We know every small intervention will help Manitoba’s communities evolve into more inclusive and amazing places for all of us to call home. To learn more about the work and action research activities of HTFC Planning & Design, visit www.htfc.mb.ca.

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STANTEC

As one of the original architects of the Manitoba Centennial Centre, with over 70 years of experience serving our community, GBR joined Stantec in 2004. The Manitoba Centennial Centre’s Alloway Hall Expansion and Renewal project for The Manitoba Museum sets the stage for the Museum’s $160-million capital investment in its centennial cultural assets. Doubling the size of its traveling exhibition hall lets the Museum present larger worldclass exhibitions, increasing the number of visitors. Alloway Hall’s simplified geometry enhances curatorial freedom while restoring the iconic modernist composition and detail of the Hall to complement this Canadian Centennial Commissioned cultural and performing arts campus. The distinguished copper clad marquee changes in time, while its expansive ‘picture’ window engages and draws the community into this revitalized Museum space.


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Unit 7 Architecture Inc.

Our modest staff number (10ish at press time), belies the breadth of cultural representation currently in the office. In addition to a ‘sprinkling’ of born and raised Canadians, he have staff from Northern Ireland, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Mexico and Argentina. We frequently talk about each others’ cultures, and about the many cultures we have collectively lived and experienced. We consider ourselves fortunate to work in an environment that celebrates cultural diversity and seeks to learn from it. We all see it as a positive influence on the work produced by the office and believe that the flavour of Unit 7 cannot help but be enriched by this mix. Design Build In addition to providing traditional architecture and interior design services, Unit 7 continues to develop a design build

stream. We limit project management to a select few projects at any one time - these tending to be all scales of single family residential and smaller scale commercial and institutional work. For the appropriate type of job and client, our ability to offer both design and build services has been warmly received. Keeping Connected to FAUM We strive to maintain a solid connection with the school. Our membership in the Partners Program has helped to keep us up-to-date with events in and around the faculty. In addition, the membership allowed us the opportunity to use the FABLAB to fabricate a wood feature wall detail for one of our residential projects currently under construction. We had three FAUM students in the office this past summer, 2 Architecure & 1 Interior Design, all returning to their studies in the

Fall 2017. It was a pleasure to have them in the office and we were sorry to see them leave in the fall. Principal Dean Syverson continues to teach the Professional Practice Course in the Department of Architecture, which further strengthens our ongoing relationship with the faculty. For more information visit http://www.u7arc.com


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Connectivity RAINBOW GARDEN APPRECIATING THE NORTH: CO-OP EDUCATION TRAVEL STUDY: SWEDEN CARBUNCLE WAREHOUSE JOURNAL DITCHBALL 2017 OODLES-OF-DOODLES

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Rainbow Garden

In June 2017, a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the Rainbow Gardens Architecture and Engineering initiative at the University of Manitoba. The Rainbow Gardens community garden on the University of Manitoba campus supports immigrant families from the Central Park area of the city. These gardens help community members to grow their own food, share in their native culinary traditions, and to establish a meaningful social network among other immigrant and local community members. The project is the result of a year-long partnership of these two faculties at the University of Manitoba, working with the Immigrant Integration and Farming Community Co-op (IIFCC, a.k.a. The Rainbow Gardens community) to design and build several urgently needed structures. In 2016, architecture students, led by Prof. Lancelot Coar, and civil engineering

students, led by Dr. Dimos Polyzois, co-designed and built five innovative passive design structures for the gardens. These include: • Shelter for community event gathering • Passive water catchment and retention system • Tool storage for the Rainbow Gardens community and UMSU • Summer kitchen facility to support community feasts and harvest celebrations • Public washroom facility (with a compost toilet) • Remote structures to provide shaded rest areas and tool storage Hands-on experience for students The project has benefited architecture and engineering students who have been able to apply theoretical concepts to a real-world situation, and learn the value of their profession in relation to working

with other trades and clients. In addition, in order to situate the work carefully in the context of the garden and surrounding landscape, Professor Brenda Brown and her landscape architecture students provided insight and consultation on the proposal. F o l l o w i n g t h e d e s i g n a n d p re fabrication phase of the project in the fall, C.A.S.T. Coordinator Liane Veness led the construction and installation work with her students in the spring of 2017. “There is a need for more opportunities for students to work on actual building projects,” says Veness. “Projects such as the Rainbow Gardens bridge the gap between academic, in-studio work and practical applications. They allow students to apply their knowledge to solve tangible problems, working with realtime constraints and coordinating trades so that everything comes together on schedule.”


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“Most importantly, in the case of the Rainbow Gardens, students were able to see first-hand the result of work within their own community, and that their work matters beyond the borders of their classroom or studio,” she adds. Raymond Ngarboui is the Community Development Coordinator for Community Education Development Association (CEDA) in Winnipeg, working with the CEDA-Pathway Student PostSecondary Project. Significant Impact “The gardens at the University of Manitoba have made a huge impact on participants,” he explains. “We had 154 families with at least five members last year, and 212 families from 31 different nationalities in this 2017 growing season at our U of M garden site.” “These gardens contribute to newcomers’ and refugee families’ healthy living through providing an exercise alternative for women and senior new immigrants who do not or cannot go to the gym,” he adds. “The gardens contribute to healthy eating and food security for new immigrants who otherwise cannot afford nutritious organic food and would otherwise go to stores for fast or junk foods. And this in turn facilitates community engagement and participation and community building within new immigrant populations in Winnipeg.” Ngarboui says new immigrant and refugee families and single mothers with several children find the U of M garden site an ideal place and spend many hours there almost every day, away from their inner city neighbourhoods. The site has green space for children to play with their peers while their parents are working on their family plots, or interacting with adults and other parent gardeners.

Seniors with no English who would otherwise remain isolated in their homes find it a place where they can meet others from their own countries of origin, speaking their own languages, and spend time together chatting. Most participants share that their stresses disappear when they come to the garden, but that the stresses come back on rainy days when they cannot go to the garden. Benefiting families “Almost all gardeners on the U of M Fort Garry campus site are lower income families,” Ngarboui notes. “They save money by growing their own vegetables, especially those from their home countries that are not readily available in Canada. These might be available here, but they are usually imported and frozen with low taste and quality, and sold at high costs in local ethnic grocery stores. What’s more, beyond growing their own nutritious foods to eat throughout the growing season and saving money, gardeners often sell extra produce to local farmers’ markets to supplement their incomes, and preserve some veggies to eat throughout the winter.” Crops grown at the Rainbow Gardens at the U of M include local vegetables but also more exotic crops such as okra, Hibiscus sabdariffa, molokhia, sweet potato leaves, sorghum, black eye peas, Bhutanese mustard leaves, and Japanese cabbage. The Rainbow Gardens were established in 2008 and have now spread to three locations throughout Winnipeg, including the site on the University of Manitoba campus at Chancellor Matheson and Pembina Highway. Ngarboui has much praise for the U of M gardens, although he notes that the distance from the Inner City is an

issue for some gardeners to travel with their families. “Single parents with children or families with many members can find the cost of travel prohibitive, although some walk or bike all the way,” he says. “We used to receive assistance in travel funds, but these sources have dried up and we are seeking help in this area.” On the topic of “drying up,” Ngarboui sadly notes that their number one challenge at the site is water. Despite the water reclamation system, the supply of water needed for maintaining the crops is not sufficient. “Most of the first seedlings that were planted at the end of May died because of a lack of water supply and no rain. And the garden continues to dry out under the burning sun,” he says. Ngarboui notes that assistance from the public for transportation to and from the site is much needed, as are donations of used gardening tools. “And water, of course,” he says. The Rainbow Gardens infrastructure was created through partnerships with several generous university and industrial partners to help make the project possible. These include: • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) • Sperling Industries • Shopost Steel • Assiniboine Credit Union • Barkman Concrete • Westman Steel • The Home Depot • O ff i c e o f t h e D e a n , F a c u l t y o f Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Friends of Engineering (Manitoba) Inc., Faculty of Architecture Partners Program and many other U of M departments and institutes.

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Appreciating the North Halley Sveinson

Since January 2017, ED4 student Halley Sveinson has been living in Iqaluit, working with the Government of Nunavut as a Facility Planner. Halley is the Faculty of Architecture’s first Co-op student. In her words, the experience has been “extremely positive.” Indeed, it has been going so well that she and her employer have extended the work placement from four months to a full year. Halley will return to complete her Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in winter 2018. According to Halley, “it’s well worth the year extension of my education.” This opportunity came to the Faculty of Architecture in fall 2016 via the Cooperative Education and Industrial Internship Program (Co-op/IIP) in the Faculty of Engineering, which has over

400 students in work placements. The Government of Nunavut has a longstanding relationship with the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering, having successfully placed engineering students in work placements for several successive years. However, this particular opportunity was for a student with architectural design experience and AutoCad skills. Carolyn Geddert, the Coop/IIP Program Director in the Faculty of Engineering passed the opportunity over to the Faculty of Architecture. We seized it gladly! Of the students expressing interest in the placement, Halley Sveinson secured the job. Over the summer, Lisa Landrum, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, Associate Dean (Research)

and Academic Liaison for the Faculty of Architecture’s developing Co-operative Education/Integrated Work program, caught up with Halley to ask her some questions about her experience. Tell us about Iqaluit. I was warned that the geographic environment would be challenging. I love the challenge! I arrived in Iqaluit on January 22nd. I arrived at noon and within three hours experienced the darkness that comes with the Arctic winter. Since then I have been able to experience the change of seasons. After seven months I have only been given a hint of what Nunavut has to offer. I have found it enlightening to work for the Nunavummiut (people from Nunavut)


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and to visit communities throughout the territory. This has allowed me to gain exposure to the Inuit culture, and notice similarities between their way of life and my own. What do you do at work? My office is responsible for developing and maintaining infrastructure throughout Nunavut. I work on the early facility planning phase of projects. This involves meeting with clients and stakeholders to determine requirements; assessing and documenting existing buildings and sites; formulating feasibility studies in relation to standards and criteria; considering life cycle costs; completing preliminary environmental and site assessments; and working with consultants to gather technical and legal surveys necessary for design and construction to proceed. I’ve done a lot of work on schools. I worked on the design brief submitted for a Request for Proposal by a design/ build team in the Kugaaruk School Replacement project. Kugaaruk means “a river flowing through.” It is a Hamlet of 930 people, on the Simpson Peninsula. The community lost their only school due to a fire at the end of February this year. I have performed technical reviews of drawings submitted by architects and consultants for an addition to the Nunavut Arctic College. I prepared drawings for an interior renovation of the Inukshuk High School, which required consideration of barrier free design, lighting, air supply, and finish specifications. I have also been working on a gymnasium and high school classroom addition to the Ecole des Trois-Soliel, the only francophone school in Iqaluit. The steep topography is influencing the design. Over the past few months I have also been working on Fire Halls for communities throughout the territory and the Hamlet of Kimmirut’s new Hamlet Office and Community Hall, which is currently in the site selection phase. Like all the projects in Nunavut, energy efficiency and longterm maintenance costs are important design considerations. What’s the most exciting part of the position? Discovering how much responsibility I

am entrusted with. I am happily surprised by the amount of confidence the Government of Nunavut has in students and how open they are to different perspectives. It’s also thrilling to have the opportunity to travel throughout the region to perform building assessments in different communities. For instance, I accompanied the Department of Education, Community and Government Services to the Hamlet of Cape Dorset to meet with teachers and inspect classrooms. On the same trip, I visited the Dorset fine arts studio of traditional printmakers. I also had the pleasure of joining the Community Infrastructure Division throughout the North Baffin Region to talk with Hamlet Officials about infrastructure priorities and observe the assessments of their civil infrastructure. The trip included a stop in Grise Fiord, North America’s most Northern populated community. Recently I took a side trip to hike through Auyuittuq National Park. What’s the most challenging part of the experience? Confronting quality of life issues that can arise in Nunavut. Living in Iqaluit and visiting other communities in the territory has opened my eyes to some unsettling residential conditions. The people and place are beautiful, but there are limitations I was not used to. I am still learning the history of this territory and the amazing culture of the communities. My experience so far has taught me that design work should be compassionate and responsive to people’s needs. All this has only reinforced my initial drive to contribute to the quality of the built environment in this area. How is the experience building on academic skills? This experience is giving me a larger perspective on design. I knew from projects in school that construction components are important, but now I’m seeing how they all go together in a building and learning all the logistical considerations. In school we always talk about the importance of inhabitants and functionality of space, now I’m interacting with the people who actually

live, learn and work in the spaces. I’m realizing how important it is to listen carefully to people, instead of assuming or generalizing user needs. How is the experience preparing you for your career? I am developing skills in design and gaining more knowledge about building structures. I am exchanging ideas with colleagues and receiving feedback from professionals. I have opportunities for public speaking and engagement with communities. These skills, together with a whole new perspective on the role of designers in remote regions, are giving me a more cohesive education. This will help me move forward in a positive direction with confidence. How is the experience affecting your plans on what to do with your degree? This experience has reaffirmed my desire to work within the field of design in architecture. My expectations for this work placement were to learn technical skills of cold climate design, and to gain experience in responding to environmental and societal conditions of northern communities. I’m accomplishing this, while also gaining a more sensitive understanding of the role of cultural identity in design.

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Travel Study: Sweden

Emily Sinclair | In January 2017 I was given the opportunity to travel and study in Malmo, Sweden. Malmo, known by many who have visited Sweden and few who haven’t, is the country’s third largest city with a population of nearly 350,000 people. While studying and living in Malmo, I had the opportunity to learn first hand, the importance of travelling while learning. There are many benefits to travelling which include, the chance to learn a new language, or the opportunity to learn about a culture different from your own. Travelling gives us a unique insight into worlds we would not be exposed to otherwise. However, living in another country for a semester revealed many more layers which can be taken of this kind of experience. Living in a place like Sweden, rather than just visiting, was characterized by the daily activities. The first thing I noticed was a tendency to take time for oneself. Whether it was a coffee break (‘fika’), a picnic in the park, or even the class

schedules, which revolved around free evenings and weekends, the residents of Malmo certainly knew how to rest. By living in a city, rather than just visiting, I was exposed to this pattern of daily activities that wouldn’t have revealed itself if I had stayed only a short while. In addition to the access to amazing projects and cities, I was also exposed to Landscape Architecture students from around the world. By learning with and befriending my classmates, I was privy to not only the value systems and priorities of Swedish landscape architecture programs but others across Europe as well. As a North American landscape architecture student, I am always made aware of the lessons that can be learned from the rich history of European settlements and urban design. Being in Europe for a prolonged amount of time, I was able to see some of these first hand and at my own pace. I was able to take the time to travel leisurely around the

continent, visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Skogskrykogarden one weekend while staying with a friend in Stockholm, and checking out Hyde Park and others while visiting friends in London another weekend. The ease of travel around Europe made my experience more fulfilling than I could have imagined. As much as I loved my time in Sweden and appreciate everything I learned from it, I think the greatest learning came from being a resident rather than a visitor. I was left with the impression that I was at once understanding my surroundings better because of my length of time there but also awed by the same sight because it was completely new and exciting for that reason. Being a travelling student with an open mind made this trip one of the greatest learning experiences thus far in my university career.


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Carbuncle

Bianca Dahlman | The Carbuncle sauna is a playful and literal response to the vision of a truly warm warming hut. Scandinavian and Indigenous cultures have a longstanding sauna tradition that goes hand and hand with a long-standing tradition of humor. In this spirit of play, Carbuncle manifests itself as a hodgepodge of three unique volumes: the vestibule clad in cedar shakes, the lumpy core carbuncle, and the stove’s housing dressed in blackblue asphalt shingling. In medicine, a carbuncle describes an unsightly pussing boil on the surface of one’s skin. In the 1980’s the term was co-opted by Prince Charles to describe works of modern architecture that he deemed as monstrosities amongst Britain’s more traditional work. The unpretentious, rugged, and quirky sauna co-opts the term once again to characterize a

space tailor-made for a prairie winter. Carbuncle’s chapel-like interior invites serenity and contemplation and functions as a counterpoint to the exterior whimsy. The interior space features gradient lighting from the dimly lit vestibule, to the glow of the sauna’s stove and the luminous relief of the skylight apertures. The hut was developed by a team of students and professors from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The Institute generously donated the Pellet Stove and fuel, providing warmth to Carbuncle through the combustion of locally produced cattail & wood residue fuel pellets. The waters of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers flowing under the ice

at The Forks naturally contain phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N). However, human activities in recent decades have increased these nutrients to the point that the lakes in the watershed have experienced increased algal blooms. Cattail absorbs large amounts of P and N in its leaves. Harvesting cattail helps to reduce the amount of nutrients that would be released into waterways by decomposing plants. In addition to improving water quality, these cattail and wood fuel pellets are a form of sustainable and renewable low carbon energy to replace fossil fuels. For more information visit https:// umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/ media/_Carbuncle_Warming_Hut_2017. pdf


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Warehouse "Do we publish to exist, or do we exist to publish? Has architecture's affinity for the printed media directed the current discourse, or has it proven solely as a mechanism to validate our uncertain existence?" - Foreword from Warehouse 01

Warehouse is a non-profit journal established in 1992 that showcases the yearly work of students and staff from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture. The publication is devoted to the critical pursuit of design discourse and the greater application to various collective communities. The journal

reflects, engages and extends ideas from within the various departments that fall within the interdisciplinary vision of our Faculty. For more information, and to read past editions, visit: www.warehousejournal.org


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Ditchball 2017

Simone Sucharov-Benarroch | Forty-one years ago, overworked and overwhelmed architecture students sought to blow off steam on a field trip, rushing to the snow to toss around a ball, establishing the legendary Faculty of Architecture annual game of Ditchball. This traditional sport consists of an ice ditch built from plywood boards and scaffolding with teams composed of ten students with a minimum of four female players. There is a roster, a large stuffed

rhombicuboctahedron, referees and a whole lot of spirit. The players must adhere to the simple rules of wearing a helmet, mouth guard and understanding that deliberate violence is prohibited. The event begins with a social the night prior, where teams are invited to socialize with their competition. Ditchball day begins with a rally run though the University of Manitoba campus and back to begin a day full of competing until a winning team is victorious. Classes are

cancelled that day as all students are encouraged to cheer on their peers as the games begin. Ditchball encompasses student creativity and passion while celebrating Winnipeg’s unique winter; a chance for students to let loose during a busy time of year. For videos and more information visit www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/ architecture/ditchball.htm


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Oodles-of-Doodles An Alumni Personalities Reveal Oodles-of-Doodles was an input to SKITch Camp 2016 - a sketching-with-askittish-twist on the final BArch 2nd year sketch camp that took place 50 years ago (1966). It also marks the 45th anniversary of the last graduates of the thenprofessional BArch program (1970/71). The doodles collection commemorates 50 years since the arrival of the first cohort into the non-professional Bachelor of Environmental Studies (now Design) program.

Douglas Massie BArch 1971 AIBC, AAA, MRAIC Principal Architect Chercover Massie & Associates Vancouver, BC Idled! I doodle when I’m on the phone... Usually its just geometric shapes because I always have a pas of squared paper on my desk... I hope its not boredom or a sign of an idle mind.. Long Beach at Tofino on Vancouver Island is our favorite place. Who am I?

Bill Ketcheson BArch 1971 MAA (Retd) Principal: Bk Design & Bk Photography Winnipeg, MB

Long-In-The-Tooth! When my son was a child he delighted in my “Long, Long Tale of Hebert, The Dinosaur” bedtime stories that were improvised nightly and spoken by a hand puppet. Years later I finally put words to paper with the aim of publishing. This made-for exhibition doodle of Long-in-The-Tooth, the sabre-toothed tiger, afforded me the incentive to illustrate my characters as I always imagined them to be.


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Andrew Little BArch 1971 AAA, MRAIC Principal Andrew Little Architect Calgary, AB

Priorities! My sports car was supposed to be my universitydays babe magnet. Instead, I fell I love with the game. Now I cling to the edge that the ladies like a guy who can dance. You guessed it; no I’m addicted to the ballroom. What’s with my priorities? Single as ever.

Brian Eldred BArch 1970 MAA (Retd), SAA (Retd), ZIA (Retd) PP/AAA, PP/FRAIC, FAIA (HON) Principal Architect Eldred & Associates Regina, SK Iconic! During my university travels I visited Mont SaintMichel in Normandy and it’s Cornish counterpart, St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. Coincidentally, each was viewed through haunting fog as well as in bright sunshine. These powerful images have not faded with time; neither has my use of the iconic Pilot Fineliner marker pen in this 2016 recall.

Arnie Davis Best Friend of the BArch Class of 1965-67 Musician Co-owner of Muziek Art Gallery Lumsden, SK Marked! Back in the day, musicians -I am one- would share albums (i.e. Lps) because none of us could afford to have the big collection. So, everyone had his/her “mar” for identification. Mine was a bird with a signature reinforced with a “MY RECORD!” reminder. There was/is no problem getting loaned records back.

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Malcom Candler BArch 1971 AIBC, AAA Associate Architect Soren Ramussen Architects Vancouver, BC Priorities! Keeping the Oodles-of-Doodles curators at bay: my lunchtime view.

James Dykes BArch 1971 AAA, FRAIC Founding President (Retd) Sustainable Labs Canada Victoria, BC Mythical! “Zan and the Mythical Art of Miz-Management” is my annoyance-based tounge-in-cheek look at management styles. Its premise is not all managers are competent. Since there is no “miserable Management Book for Dummies” I thought I’d write one. After all, how many architects truly manage their practice effectively and efficiently?

Gordon Heinsen BArch 1970 AAA (Retd) Calgary, AB

Mindless What better day than April Fool’s Day 2016 to create a mindless doodle! Not being a sketching tupe person this exercise had been a little frustrating. I didn’t want to do a drawing - a sketch/doodle should be spontaneous. So, after some attempts testing pencil colours and deliberate lines...


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Gordon Richards BArch 1971 AIBC, FRAIC Senior Project Consultant Jenson Hughes E&A Consultants Vancouver, BC Secure! While I was doodling this I remembered back to 1956 and how positive and supportive Gimli Sketch Master Gordon Adaskin was. I felt secure showing my rather clumsy efforts to him. Just like the pilots of the “Gimli Glider”, he brought us safely to ground in graphic & artistic expression.

Richard Howell BArch 1970 Architect (Retd) Actor and Stage Manager Shoestring Players Winnipeg, MB Type-cast! Following retirement I joined the Shoestring Players (which pretty much describes our budget) as an actor and stage manager. My best role was Mr. Meeker the bailiff in “Inherit the Wind”. But, my most fun and best costume was in Thorton Wilder’s “the Skin of Our Teeth” where I played a dinosaur. I recall accusing the director of typecasting.

Larry Cook BArch 1971 AIBC, MRAIC, BEP Associate Architect & Building Envelope Professional NSDA Architects Vancouver, BC Fenced! Of the many sketchbooks I have kept from years past I see drawings done for pleasure transitioning into drawings for work. The SKITchdoodles challenge revitalized my interest in seeing the world via pencil and pen, to capture and share with others. My front yard fence, imagined in 2015, now completed....

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Roger Mitchell BArch 1971 PP/SSA, FRAIC Principal Mitchell Architect Limited Regina, SK Compliant! Being communications and code-compliant.

Sig Toews BArch 1970 AIBC Principal Toews + Warner Architecture North Vancouver, BC Resilience! Recently, Ruth and I overnighted with our 14-month grandson Sando who, never having been away from mom, decided not to sleep. What he did not realize was that during our time, all-nighters were common to get through Architecture School. As with his mom before, this was a candelight-bonding opportunity. Architecture begets resilience!

Stanley Britton BArch 1971 CME, FRAIC Shelter Strategist The International Non-Profit Sector Wakefield, QC

Snowballing! A twisted-paper concept-doodle for complimentary winter’s winds shelters for Winnipeg’s Warming Huts Competition v.2015 and the Kathmandu International Art Festival v.2015 using a roll of snow fence for one and a roll of ba,boo weave for the other. For structural stiffness reasons neither was built.


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John Lewkowich BArch 1970 BC Ministry of Advanced Education Capital Projects for Universities VIctoria, BC

Blessed! This charcoal sketch is a recent derivative of an old photo (circa 1900) of my great-grandfather Marcin. A man of little means who never ventured from his beloved Polish homeland. He nevertheless gifted Canada, by way of emigration, the Lewkowich ancestral like of whom I, the family’s genealogist, am one of those so blessed.

Ron Okumura BArch 1970 SAA, MRAIC Principal Ron Okumura Architect Limited Regina, SK Flight! Dog Taz and I walk the shore of Regina’s Wascana Lake each da. We often come across different kind of wildlife: migratory birds such as sucks, rabbits, beavers, muskrats and Canada geese that stay all year long. The geese are particularly beautiful, especially when taking off, landing and flying at low altitude. My sketch is of a Canada goose in flight.


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Events & Outreach 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION HARLYN THOMPSON LECTURE SERIES ATMOSPHERE 9 CULTURAL EVENTS FOOD FOR THOUGHT MANITOBA MASONRY INSTITUTE SPONSORED LECTURES ARCH 2 GALLERY YEAR END EXHIBITION RECOMMENDED READINGS

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50 YEARS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES / ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PROGRAM

To celebrate the history of the Environmental Studies / Environmental Design Program, the Faculty of Architecture hosted invited alumni speakers from around the world who represented each of the last 5 decades of graduates from the Environmental Studies/ Environmental Deisgn Program. DIARMUID NASH September 23, 2016

Diarmuid Nash has enjoyed over 25 years with Moriyama & Teshima, having joined M&T in 1988 after completing work on the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, a designbuild project. A partner since 1998, Diarmuid is particularly skilled and adept at managing complex, aggressive Fast-track, CM/ GMP projects that must address the often divergent priorities of diverse user and interest groups and delivering award-winning buildings on Time and on Budget. Diarmuid was Partner-in-Charge of the 2008 Governor General Award

winning New Canadian War Museum in Ottawa; and the multi-phase Queenston Plaza Border Crossing Redevelopment. Diarmuid also led the Aga Khan Museum project in Toronto as the Architect of Record; and the design of the new City of Surrey City Hall project in Surrey, BC. Diarmuid was responsible for the design of the first major Ontario Government building to incorporate sustainable design – the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Headquarters Building – and also one of the earliest design-build projects in Ontario.

Currently, he is leading the MTA team on the new Windsor City Hall and the Union Museum in the United Arab Emirates. Diarmuid brings unique vision and an unparalleled depth of understanding about what creates enduring, landmark places that compel people to visit again and again.

he worked with Nigel Coates and Doug Branson at Branson Coates until 2002. While there, Allan worked on projects in London, Tokyo, Otaru, Istanbul, Sheffield, and Venice. Throughout his career Allan acted as a guest critic with the Architectural Association between 1989-1995 and 2004-2007. Between 2003-2006 he worked with Cecil Balmond at Arup AGU projects in London, St Petersburg, Shanghai, and New York,

Since 2007, allan has been working with John Pawson projects where he has worked in London, Jaffa, Athens, New York, West Hollywood.

ALLAN BELL October 18, 2016

Allan Bell grew up in Pinawa, Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in 1982, and in 1987 he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Waterloo. Allan worked in Toronto at Barton Myers Associates from 1983 to 1986, with projects in Toronto and New York. In 1987, Allan moved to London where


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5468796 Architecture is a Winnipegbased design studio established in 2007. Working around a single table, the office unites the diverse knowledge and experience of fourteen young professionals. Together, they believe that every client, user and civic environment – regardless of budget – deserves an outcome that advances architecture. Recent firm recognitions include the Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award, the RAIC Emerging Architectural Practice Award and the WAN 21 for 21 Award, an international prize whose aim is to highlight 21 architects who could be

the leading lights of architecture in the 21st century. The office makes design advocacy an ongoing pursuit through university professorships and various public engagements. In 2012, 5468796 co-curated Migrating Landscapes, Canada’s official submission to the Venice Biennale in Architecture. In 2013, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded 5468796 the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture for their project, Table for 12, which allowed them to visit and research cities around the world with a thriving design culture. Their work has received a number of awards and

honours, including a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture and an RAIC Award of Excellence for both OMS Stage and Bloc_10, Progressive Architecture Awards for Bond Tower and BGBX, and the 2014 WAF Future Project of the Year Award for their shortlisted competition design for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Design Criticism Now.” He has taught at the University of Manitoba, University of Michigan, OCAD University, California Institute of the Arts and Cranbrook Academy of Art and has held a fulltime position teaching graphic design at York University in Toronto, Canada, since 2005. He is currently working on a monograph devoted to the image archive of American graphic designer Ed Fella to be published by Scheidegger & Spiess. Architects create space for shelter, comfort and pleasure. Most often we think of architecture as a response to a brief, as something needed by the client as we diligently go about our

duties in the name providing a service. This talk was about our experience in making architecture, the stories that we use to design, interpret, understand, and associate with architecture, that exceeds the limits we create. This talk is about what it was like to be a student in the Bachelor of Environmental Studies program in the late 1980s and what it means for designing today.

in the Barcelona World Landscape Architecture Biennial for Landscape Architecture Schools, winning first place. Sarry obtained her Bachelor of Environmental Design with a focus in Landscape and Urbanism from the University of Manitoba. She then went on to study at the University of Toronto, where she completed her Masters in Landscape Architecture. Sarry’s opportunity to study abroad throughout Europe and South America during this

time has contributed to her interest in the intersection of historic narratives and urban systems.

DAVID CABIANCA February 15, 2017

David Cabianca completed an undergraduate degree in environmental studies at the University of Manitoba (1990) and a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University (1995). This was followed by an MFA 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2001); an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading (2005); and, most recently, an MA in Design Writing Criticism, London College of Communication (2012). His typeface Cardea was released by Emigre Fonts in 2014. In 2012, he was one of the organizers of the AIGA Design Educators Conference, “Blunt: Explicit and Graphic SARRY KLEIN March 9, 2017

Sarry is a Landscape Designer who is driven to promote a greater understanding of Landscape Architecture in our urban condition. She believes that our cities should be equally beautiful and ecologically resilient. Sarry has sat on the CSLA (Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture) – Advocacy Task force since being a student at the University of Toronto. She was a team member representing the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty

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Harlyn Thompson Lecture Series

MODERN TOWER BLOCKS AND THE 21st CENTURY CITY: RESEARCH, POLICY AND ACTION Sabina Ali & Graeme Stewart March 16, 2017

Tower block urbanism is one of the most prolific and contentious global forms of the 20th Century. Yet despite the seeming homogeneity of the type, one size does not fit all, and the Canadian experience of the tower block is in many ways unique. Graeme Stewart and Sabina Ali discussed the case of Toronto - a region where a built legacy of nearly 2,000 modernist tower blocks defines the urban landscape. Through a program of research, policy development and on the ground action, a process of ‘Tower Renewal’ is emerging, shifting our conception of these towers, the vast communities that call them home, and their role in meeting the challenges of 21st Century urbanism. Sabina Ali is the chair and one of the

founding members of Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee, a group of local residents who came together with a vision of transforming their public space in to a place that builds and enriches the community and their neighbourhood. She has been instrumental in revitalizing the local park and creating a healthy, engaged and inclusive community. She is engaged in empowering and building the capacity within the residents, especially women and connecting the community with the rest of Toronto. Sabina has been an invaluable asset to TPWC. Under her leadership, TPWC attained recognition throughout Toronto. She has been successful in connecting Thorncliffe to the other neighbourhoods in the city by participating in the Doors


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Open Toronto, Community Festival and the Winter Fest at Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto Mela, YIMBY Festival, Halal Food Fest, Big on Bloor , Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Harbourfront Fest, City of Toronto’s Tasty Thursdays, Toronto Fringe Festival and Food & Wine Festival. Graeme Stewart OAA MRAIC RPP MCIP CAHP is a Principal at ERA Architects, and co-founder of the not for profit resaerch organization the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R). Graeme was a key initiator of the Tower Renewal Project. This initiative in modern heritage and community reinvestment examines the future of Toronto and Canada’s remarkable stock of modern tower neighbourhoods in collaboration with municipalities across Ontario, the

Provincial and Federal Government, Universities across Ontario and NGOs, such as Evergreen and United Way. This collaborative initiative engages in research, policy development and action toward reimagining our modernist landscapes for the 21st Century. Graeme is also the co-editor of Concrete Toronto: A Guidebook to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies. In 2010, he was recipient of an RAIC National Urban Design Award for his ongoing research and design work related to Tower Renewal, and in 2014 received the Jane Jacobs Prize. Graeme has studied architecture in Canada and Germany and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto.

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Atmosphere 9 Beauty Memory Entropy February 2 - 4, 2017

Kim Wiese | On February 2 – 4, 2017, the Atmosphere Symposia explored the intangible and overlooked dimensions of design, planning & architecture, those difficult to pin down, document, or record with conventional instruments and methodologies. Atmosphere is the consequence of the projects we make as designers of landscapes, cities, architecture and interiors. Atmosphere is hard to grasp, and even harder to talk about, yet the production of atmosphere, intended or not, is one of our most apparent contributions to the world. It is something that lingers after the program has changed or the client has left. Though palpable, atmosphere resists registration. So fragile and dependent on the world around, atmosphere is also susceptible to our individual perception. It is not something that can be read or interpreted. It is the embodiment of the content we give our projects and how they meet the world. The 2017 Symposium posed the question: “What are the shared values and challenges framing interdisciplinary design?” Atmosphere 9 Symposium suggested three: Beauty, Memory and Entropy. These are conditions over which designers have limited control, but which we nevertheless desire, succumb to, and cultivate. Beauty, Memory and Entropy represent common aesthetic, ecological, and cultural ambitions of

interdependent design disciplines. Researchers were invited to submit paper proposals addressing one or more of the symposium themes through discussion of specific built works, settings, theories, or pedagogies. T h u r s d a y e v e n i n g t i l l S a t u rd a y afternoon, with over 200 registered participants, the 2017 Atmosphere Symposium offered an integration of speakers, presentations, catered meals and evening receptions, allowing the development of relationships and connections while taking part in critical perspectives and ideas. The notions of beauty memory and entropy were discussed, dissected and articulated in many ways during the Symposium, similarities and differences were celebrated in the context of cross disciplinary and cross cultural interconnectedness. The program consisted of keynote speakers: Dr. Ellen Braae: Professor of Landscape Architecture Theory and Method at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark speaking on the topic of “Excavating Futures” http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/ architecture/atmosphere/2017/braae. html David Leatherbarrow: Professor of Architecture the University of Pennsylvania

speaking about “Modification is the Result, Interpretation is the Method, and Time is the Medium”http://umanitoba.ca/ faculties/architecture/atmosphere/2017/ leatherbarrow.html Guy Maddin: Installation & internet artist, lecturer at Harvard, writer and filmmaker speaking with a presentation titled “The rise of the tired night boats” http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/ architecture/atmosphere/2017/maddin. html Gabi Schillig: Studio for Dialogical Spaces in Berlin speaking on her work and “Spaces of Communication” http:// umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/ atmosphere/2017/schilling.html Rami Bebawi: KANVA, Montreal Quebec speaking on “Memories – Reshaping the Built Environment”http://umanitoba.ca/ faculties/architecture/atmosphere/2017/ bebawi.html Of the 48 abstracts submitted; 24 accepted; 17 presented. Presenters were from as close as our own faculty and as far away as Denmark, Germany and Tunisia umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/ atmosphere/2017/presenters.html


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Cultural Events

John Patkau Patkau Architects

David Miller Milton Parc: Architecture, Photographs and Advocacy

Petra Doan The Tyranny of Gendered Planning

September 15, 2015

October 25, 2016

November 1, 2016

Jeremy Nemeth Just Space: Why Public Space Matters Now More Than Ever

Brigitte Shim Embedded Light

Johanna Gibbons Second Nature

January 12, 2016

January 19, 2017

March 10, 2017

Niall Kirkwood

Lois Wellwood Reflection, Translation and Inspiration

Johnathan Soto The Miami Beach EDITION

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Food for Thought

Winnipeg Design Festival Challenge what you know...

Steel Day

September 13, 2016

September 16, 2016

Warming Huts Faculty & Partners Program Huts

Guido Zuliani The Architect’s Gaze

Emanuel Jannasch

Susan Close

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January 30, 2017

February 7, 2017

March 14, 2017

Doug Corbett Canada’s Diversity Gardens

Chip Sullivan The Alchemy of Creativity

Shauna Mallory-Hill

March 30, 2017

April 13, 2017

March 16, 2017

A Look Inside Community Recreation Facilities

Dwayne Baker

How Light Rail Impacts Gentrification

October 27, 2016

Counter Computational Missionary Domes

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Erik Arnason & Emily Bews Travel & Research November 24, 2016

Gabor Szilasi’s Photographs of St.Catherine St.

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Manitoba Masonry Institute

Sponsored Lectures

The Manitoba Masonry Institute (MMI) supports, develops and strengthens the masonry industry in Manitoba. By working with the design community on education and research, providing technical information, both newly developed and available from existing sources, it is their goal to provide quality of service and life safety to the public. In 2016 - 2017 MMI supported two lectures that brought together professionals, academics, students and master massons for an evening of stimulating discourse. This series is strengthening the bonds between designers and builders and furthing the tradition of building with masorny in Manitoba.

John Ochsendorf Innovations in Masonry December 1, 2016

By studying the masterful stone and brick structures of the past, it is possible to discover and invent new forms for the future. This lecture provides an overview of 20 years of historical and technical research which is now opening new possibilities for design. This exploration is exemplified by six new vaults now on display at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. John Ochsendorf is the Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a founding partner of the engineering firm Ochsendorf, DeJong and Block whose award-winning work was featured in two major installations at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Ochsendorf’s research in history, preservation, and design has been supported by a Fulbright Scholarship to Spain (2000), a Rome Prize (2007), and a MacArthur Fellowship (2008).

Billie Tsien All That is Solid March 2, 2017

Billie Tsien was born in Ithaca, NY and received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Yale University and Master of Architecture degree from UCLA. She began working with Tod Williams in 1977. Together, they founded their architectural practice in 1986. Located in New York, their studio focuses on work for institutions including schools, museums, and not-for- profits—organizations and people who value issues of aspiration and meaning, and timelessness and beauty. Their buildings are carefully made and useful in ways that speak to both efficiency and the spirit. A sense of rootedness, light, texture, detail, and most of all experience, are at the heart of what they build. Over the past three decades, Tod and Billie have received more than two dozen awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as numerous national and international citations. Most recently, they received the 2013 National Medal of the Arts from President Obama, 2013 Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects, and 2014 International Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Additional recognition includes the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Brunner Award, Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Municipal Art Society’s Brendan Gill Prize, New York City AIA Medal of Honor, and Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture. In 2016, their studio was selected to design the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.


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EVENTS & OUTREACH

Arch 2 Gallery

CSLA Awards of Excellence

Model Homes

April 2016

September 2016

The CSLA Awards of Excellence celebrate work that is inspiring, exhilarating, and remarkably diverse. View our previous award recipients to experience the ever-expanding range of landscape architecture in Canada today. The Awards of Excellence honour distinctive design, ground-breaking research, sustainable landscape management and much more. Our CSLA landscape architects revitalize derelict inner-city shorelines and fashion pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. They build avant-garde residential gardens and turn brownfields into sustainable parks. They shape our urban landscapes, spearheading city-wide planning and design.

For this exhibit, Storefront Manitoba asked a dozen local design offices to submit the work that was occupying their current time and thinking. It quickly became apparent a consistent theme of “housing” emerged as the typology for 2016. The twelve projects featured in the exhibition helped capture the design and architecture zeitgeist within Manitoba’s small, tight-knit, and passionate community of practitioners and designers. The housing projects ranged from recreational abodes in lakecountry Manitoba, all the way up to multi-tenant condominium projects within Winnipeg’s city centre.

TRANS-PLAN

The Paulista Section

February 2017

March 2017

TRANS-PLAN was an international student design competition organized by A2G (Architecture Gallery at the Faculty of Architecture University of Manitoba). The competition is open to all students registered in spatial design and or exhibition design disciplines. The challenge of TRANS-PLAN 2017 was to design an exhibition installation in relation to MEMORY, one of the themes of 2017 ATMOSPHERE SYMPOSIUM (pg. 82), as an immersive and cinematic experience. The winning entry, selected by the jury, was installed and exhibited in the gallery for public viewing during the months of February and March 2017. The winning team was invited to install and present the work during the 2017 ATMOSPHERE SYMPOSIUM.

This exhibition intended to bring to the surface a design tool often neglected in favour of other representational features of the project like the plan, the elevation, or the infamous 3D rendering. There is a shift of perception in architecture after the second postwar, where architects gradually distanced themselves from questions of space towards questions of the image and representation. This process made the section assume a secondary role, almost as an afterthought to the design process. The section always comes later in the design process, when in fact it should be developed simultaneously with the plan, and all other aspects of the architecture (structure, materiality, site, envelope, context, program, etc.).

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Year End Exhibition 2016/2017


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The 2016-2017 Faculty of Architecture’s Year End Exhibition was a cross-disciplinary exhibition that showcased student work from around the Faculty of Architecture. The work was displayed in classrooms, studio spaces, hallways, entrance foyers and lounges. Descriptions of the assignments were posted and both students and professors were on hand to meet and discuss the nature of the work with visitors of the Faculty.

For more photos please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/ architecture/events/2017-2018events/ YearEndExhibition2016_2017

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Recommended Reading Karen Wilson Baptist

Assocaite Dean Academic, Chair, Environmental Design Program Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture Book Review

Learning to Read Again The following is inspired by a column published monthly in Orion magazine (www.orionmagazine.org) entitled “Enumeration.” I confess that the itinerant pacing of academic administration leaves one (at least this one) somewhat intellectually spent. Reading, particularly the deep engaged reading of academic scholarship, is something I long to do, but struggle to attain the right peace of mind to conduct. So rather than providing readers with a suggestion on what to read I offer this provocation on how to read instead. 1.0 Recall the first thing you remember learning to read. Dick and Jane for me. My mother bid me to struggle through the words. “Figure it out from the

context,” she would say. There is very little context in “See Dick run.” I learned to read images. 2.0 M y pa re n ts lo v e d b o o k s a n d encouraged us to read as children. All books in the household were fair game for young readers, from the Reader’s Digest Condensed Books to the Funk and Wagner Encyclopedia (1957), to the paperbacks in the upstairs bookshelf. These were crime and mystery novels. The lurid covers provided fodder for vivid nightmares.

savor them one by one. 4.0 Someone once said, “Good writers are great readers.” I am friends with many great writers and I dutifully collect what they are reading in my Amazon.ca wish list. 5.0 I struggle to focus on the letters, to steady the words in each paragraph, to link the concepts, to stimulate continuity and understanding. The query, “What is for dinner?” sharply dices my concentration. If I greet the question with silence, the voices go away.

3.0 I dutifully save “real news” on social media. There are important things to learn, they are posted by intelligent folk and harken from reliable sources. I have 85 articles currently stowed. I promise to

6.0 I make tea and sit in a chair with good lighting. Loads of laundry punctuate each chapter. I force myself to sit in place until the machine merrily sings.

Beautiful Gardens in the World: A Guide (2016) by Jane Gillette and Austere Gardens: Thoughts on Landscape, Restraint and Attending (2016) by Marc Treib … although for something a little more substantial (and a little less handy for reading on the bus), you may like to try Treib’s Landscapes of Modern Architecture (2017).

from a Secret World (2016). It may sound like a tree-huggers handbook but it is, in fact, a series of surprisingly entertaining and practical observations from a German forester. Read it … and you will never look at trees the same way again.

Alan Tate

Head and Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture Reading Recommendations

My book reading falls into three main categories – those that I read for my work, those that I read to review, and those that I read for escape and entertainment. Foremost among my work-driven reading (which tends to be dipping for data rather than coverto-cover) was The Oglethorpe Plan: Enlightenment Design in Savannah and Beyond (2015) by Thomas D. Wilson. One of its many virtues is to demonstrate that enduring historic places can have remarkable relevance to current practice. In terms of reviews, I read a couple of little pocket book gems – The Most

And speaking of books on the bus, the one that I would recommend to every student and practitioner of the design disciplines is Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries


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Lisa Landrum

Associate Dean Research, Associate Head and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture Book Review

“A Space where Making is Entangled with Thinking” Forty years after inaugurating their now eminently successful architectural practice, John and Patricia Patkau are “beginning again.” So they happily declare in their new book Material Operations (Princeton Architectural Press, 2017). This unique survey features eleven experimental works, ranging from their 2010-11 Skating Shelters for Winnipeg’s frozen Red River, to the 2017 Temple of Light overlooking BC’s Kootenay Bay. Each work is presented more as research than resolution. Initiated in response to serendipitous opportunities and sustained architectural questions, these projects are largely free from usual client-driven constraints, and share a freedom to fail constructively. Released from normative expectations, these projects embrace idiosyncrasies and mistakes as possible beginnings. Eschewing conventional methodologies, they revel in rigorous

play. While this research may be open-ended, certain premises are definitive. As the book’s title suggests, each project begins with a material substance. The Patkaus seek to reposition materiality as foundational to design: “as a source of discrete challenges to apparent possibilities that spur the will, seed the imagination, and exercise critical attentiveness” (p. 14).

by constructive doubt that status quo practice can release the full potential of making and dwelling. Each project, as the Patkaus present them, provides a working premise for the next. The pattern reinforces the idea of these seasoned architects as perpetual beginners, while suggesting their intent with this new book is to document their complex lines of thinking as much as making.

On the surface, the building materials are basic: wood veneer, stainless steel, dimensional lumber and knit fabric. The enacted operations are likewise familiar: folding bending, binding, incising and stretching. Novelty arises in dynamic combination, when matter and action give rise to form. The rubric “material operations” names a mode of practice, whereby forms of enclosure are found by releasing material potential.

John and Patricia Patkau are graduates of our Faculty of Architecture (1972; 1973) and in 2017 were University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award winners.

The projects gathered in Material Operations are the products of curiosity about worldly phenomena, balanced

A longer version of this book review by Lisa Landrum appears in Canadian Architect (Oct. 2017). https://www. canadianarchitect.com/features/ material-operations/

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Awards Celebration Dinner


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Awards FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE AWARDS BOYS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CARL R. NELSON TEACHING AWARD BARKMAN CONCRETE DESIGN COMPETITION

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Faculty of Architecture Awards 2016 - 2017

FACULTY WIDE AWARDS University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship Architecture Carson Wiebe Lucas Harle Manitoba Graduate Scholarship Architecture Anantha Venkata Trevor Munroe Erin Riediger Andrew Budyk City Planning Evan Sinclair Interior Design Sahar Zarei Landscape Architecture Elmira Sanati Nia Krista Renwick Meaghan Giesbrecht

SSHRC City Planning Alissa Rappaport ARCC / King Student Medal City Planning Kaleigh Lysenko Corrigill Scholarship Environmental Design Jessica Piper Brittany Hince Siwicki Mateo-Arndt Linacres Ryan Van Belleghem Architecture Mackenzie Sinclair City Planning Larissa Blumenschien Interior Design Brieann Palamide Landscape Architecture Sujana Devabhaktuni

Faculty of Architecture Endowed Scholarship Environmental Design Claire Spearman Architecture Erik Arnason City Planning Conor Smith Interior Design Erns Wall Landscape Architecture Omar De Mesa Fridrik Kristjansson Scholarship In Architecture Wei Xue Maxwell Starkman Scholarship in Architecture Adam Fiss Bryan He (Jin Long) Erin Riediger

Price Industries Ltd. Recruitment Award Environmental Design Lexi Morse Mackenzie Swope Ke Jiang Alyssa Hornick Zhiyu Jiang Architecture/AMP Thomas Crossman City Planning Michael Wakely Interior Design Katherine Godfrey Landscape Architecture Nicole Reenders


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ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PROGRAM William and Olive Humphrys Scholarship For Architecture Hugh Taylor Dr. A.W. Hogg Scholarship Jason Wall Faculty of Architecture Design Award Zhiyu Jiang Isbister Scholarship Jason Wall

James Palmer Lewis Student Award Brittany Hince Siwicki Alexandra Pereria-Edwards Mateo Linares The R.A.C. Memorial Scholarship Emmanuel Santoyo Kasian Scholarship for Architecture and Design Excellence Marlene Moche

Michael Cox Scholarship Jesse Procyshyn

Dan Muir Memorial Award Hugh Taylor

Students’ Architectural Society Award Courtney Allary Sarah Dankochik

James Palmer Lewis Student Scholarship Erin Snyder Jessica Piper Desiree Theriault

Arthur Buckwell Memorial Scholarship Matthew Woloschiniwsky Terry Cristall Scholarship In Environmental Design Jackson Brandt

University of Manitoba Gold Medal Jason Wall

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE Harry Seidler and John Russell Recruitment award in Architecture Andrew Budyk Leonard C. Klingbell Scholarship In Architecture Aaron Pollock

Randy Gilbart Memorial Scholarship Marco Garcia Le Prix Jacques Collin en Architecture Yao Yao Li

Mel P. Michener Architectural Fellowship Yao Yao Li

Manitoba Association of Architects Medal (2016-2017) Mackenzie Sinclair

Cibinel Design Achievement Award Wei Xue

William E. Sheets Scholarship In Architecture Trevor Munroe

Stantec Graduate Fellowship in Architecture Francis Garcia Stefan Klassen Bill Allen Scholarship in Architecture (Travel and Research) Bryan He (Jin Long) (Research) Steven Hung (Travel) American Institute of Architects Medal Aaron Pollock Alpha Rho Chi Medal Emily Bews

American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit Stefan Klassen Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Honor Roll Aaron Pollock Stefan Klassen Mackenzie Sinclair Emily Bews Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Student Medal Evan Schellenberg Norman Ripley Memorial Scholarship Landon Lucyk

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DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING City Planning Jubilee Scholarship Alissa Rappaport Thomas B. Yauk MPPI Scholarship Adam Fiss Dean David Witty Urban Design Scholarship Matthew Robinson Mayor’s Medal Sangwoo Hong

MPPI Case-In-Point Excellence Awards 1st Place Lucy Ramirez 2nd Place Gaelen Pierce 3rd Place Krista Rogness Adam Kroeker

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DESIGN PIDIM Thesis/Practicum Prize Of Interior Design Renee Struthers PIDIM Medal Stephanie Prouse Roy C. Rettinger Graduate Scholarship For Interior Design Sahar Zarei Lindsay Imlah Hartley Rogers Chelsea Lazar Christine Stochl Kerstin Maciuk

Stantec Graduate Fellowship in Interior Design Brieann Palamides Jean M. Pearen Scholarship Lindsay Imlah Joan Harland Scholarship Erns Wall Steelcase Prize for Design Excellence Stephen Arentsen Tamera Kucey Memorial Chelsea Lazar

DEPARTMENT OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MALA Medal Pearl Yip Department of Landscape Architecture Graduate Fellowship (2015-2016) Kari Zaharuik Connor Redman Landscape Architecture Entrance Scholarship Krista Renwick

Barkman Concrete Scholarship Ryan Coates Kaleigh Lysenko Stephanie Kirkland Lesley St Godard, Stephen Muirhead Brydget Lewicki University Olmsted Scholar Shannon Loewen

Carl R. Nelson Travelling Fellowship in Landscape Architecture Janelle Harper Emily Sinclair Landscape Architecture Thesis/ Practicum Prize (2015-2016) Kevin Handkamer Joys of Landscape Prize Janelle Harper

Alexander E. Rattray Scholarship In Landscape Architecture Wei Zou MALA (Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects) Fellowship Kyla Tulloch Katharine Walker


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BOYS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Every generation of students in Landscape Architecture is revolutionary. They feel as if they invented fun; as if the times they are having are the best times ever. In all cases, it is true. This was true for Robert Fershau, Gareth Loveridge, Bob Somers, Grant Stewart, Chris Veres and Ryan Wakshinski, the creators of a new scholarship called the Joys of Landscape Prize. The fun times for this group culminated in a series of public expressions of social commentary and artistic vision with the tri-partite goals of raising awareness of landscape design issues on campus, boosting class morale and enthusiasm for the studio atmosphere, and just having fun. While working diligently at their studies, the group also worked diligently at bringing

a Landscape Architectural edge to a variety of events: organizing bake sales to fund Landscape Architectural Student Association (LASA) endeavors; serving on LASA Council; the creation and delivery of the Manitoba Landscapes Photo Competition; participation and organization of Ditch Ball, Coffee Haus, Halloween Socials, Warehouse Journal (including editing Warehouse9); the creation of and contribution to the Berm and Swale Landscape Journal; as well as the creation of the highly impactful $5 Installation Club, to bring both levity and reflection to daily life on campus. Although it has been widely debated, the group perhaps reached its zenith (or nadir) with ‘The Boys of Landscape’ (1999) a self-mocking Coffee Haus multi-media slide show of ‘beefcake’ images set in various locations across the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus. This seminal event captured the sense of fun, humour, and dedication to high quality images capturing the ‘genus loci’ of important campus spaces that encompassed the group’s ethos, and ultimately the impetus for this scholarship. With respect to all, the spirit of the Boys of Landscape becomes the Joys of Landscape Prize in 2016. The Joys of Landscape Prize encourages and supports students who work equally hard at their academic endeavors and

CARL R. NELSON JR. TEACHING AWARD

Professor Carl R. Nelson Jr. was a distinguished professor in the Faculty of Architecture. He was honoured as a Professor Emeritus in 2001. Professor Nelson was an outstanding teacher and practitioner. He brought a sense of rigour, fun and dedication to the craft of design in his teaching. Carl moved smoothly and effortlessly between his discipline of architecture and the disciplines of landscape architecture and urban design. Carl was the founding Head of the Department of Environmental Studies (now Environmental Design). He taught across the Faculty in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In honour of Carl’s outstanding contribution to teaching in the Faculty of Architecture, the Faculty awards yearly the Carl R. Nelson Jr. Teaching Award. The Carl R. Nelson Jr. Teaching Award is awarded annually to a member of the Faculty of Architecture teaching staff (sessional or full-time) who has displayed a commitment to teaching excellence. The 2016 - 2017 recipient, Anna Thurmayr, was recognized at the Faculty Awards Dinner Celebration held January 25, 2017.

their extracurricular activities, using both as a way to foster ‘school spirit’ and Departmental growth. T h i s s c h o l a r s h i p i s a w a rd e d t o students who try to break or question conventions. Humour is one of many methods to transform perceptions, elicit reaction, provoke thought, stimulate and encourage people to think about their context and surroundings. Design [like (the Joys of) Landscape] is powerful when it uses surprise and contrast to highlight the unexpected and seemingly opposite.

Janelle Harper (above middle) was the first recipient of the Joys of Landscape Prize.

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Barkman Concrete Design Competition Front Elevation In conceptualizing a piece that could engage both skaters and pedestrians, the group began exploring a variety of creative art forms that would be considered skateable. The decision was made to pursue an oblong shape with horizontal cuts that would form ramps. Varying ramp heights add several degrees of difficulty to the piece, while the rounded surfaces along the object allows for pedestrian seating. Steel coverings are built into the edges of the ramps that add variety to the types of tricks that skaters can attempt (I.E. grinding or stalls). The center ramp at its highest point has a small platform in which skateboarders can stop before skating down to the ground level.

Front

Back

The form of the piece is to be wet-cast into a mold to ensure a rounded surface free of imperfections in the sitting areas. Because the shape is unique in comparison to what may be found in urban situations, it could serve as an interesting addition to a public setting as a stand-alone form. Further, the varying degrees of elevation to the ramps make it a desirable addition to any skateboard scene. Be it a public space or a skateboard park, the addition of The Loaf adds variety, function, and unique aesthetic values to any space skaters may seek out.

Plan scale 1:20 unit - cm

243.6

S2

S1

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Section 1 scale 1:15 unit - cm 42.8

4.1

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14

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20o

7.6 14

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Section 2 scale 1:15 unit - cm 160.1 34.5

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barkman concrete design competition 2016-2017

evlu 4002 - construction materials: fall term

Department of landscape architecture

university of manitoba

instructor: anna thurmayr

TA: katherine walker

brennan fedak 7736031

christopher thiede 7739773

lee christensen 7640520

1st Place: Brennan Fedak, Christopher Thiede, Lee Christensen Barkman Concrete Design Competition 2016 - 2017 Eligibility: The Barkman Concrete design competition is open to any student enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba and is a required assignment for students in EVLU 4002. Year: L+U4 students M2 landscape architecture students Fall Term 2016 Course Instructor: Prof. Anna Thurmayr TA: Katharine Walker

Concrete is known as grey. But concrete has amazing properties! Every year Barkman Concrete Ltd. honours preC.A.S.T. design proposals of students that challenge and celebrate the material. The Barkman concrete design competition is unique among faculty-wide design competitions since it promotes communication between industry, educators and students. The call for entries aims at establishing prizes (total money of $3000) generously donated by Barkman Concrete Ltd. as part of their Scholarship Fund for students in the Faculty / Department of Landscape Architecture. w to turn a bench, a bin, and a planter into ‘smart urban furniture’? Every year Barkman Concrete Ltd. honours pre-C.A.S.T. design proposals of students that challenge and celebrate

the material ‘concrete’. The task this year was the presentation of a design for pre-C.A.S.T. furniture that serves both higher comfort standards (e.g. bench with armrests, backrest and wooden seating area; lockable waste container with side opening and liner for garbage bag) and advanced electronic purposes (e.g. bench with charging station or bus notification; bin with indicator that container is full). Conceptional ideas were expected for the set of bench, bin, and planter and detailed scaled drawings for the bench only. The call for entries established prizes (total money of $3000) generously donated by Barkman Concrete Ltd. as part of their Scholarship Fund for students in the Faculty / Department of Landscape Architecture.


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ELEVATE is a skate-able art piece that will satisfy the desires of pedestrians as a bench, resting area, and point of interest, as well as skateboarder’s desires in looking for a unique feature to test their skills out on the “streets”. The piece can be placed in a variety of urban landscapes, such as public plazas, open spaces, and skateparks. Elevate is designed to challenge skaters with a wide range of skill levels, and will also have the potential to be skated in many different ways, leaving room for the creativity of the skater. Three levels of concrete slabs curve seamlessly out of the ground plane to different elevations, and seemingly balance on colourful, inverted pyramid shapes. While the feature appears as though it is balancing, it is also built to withstand the harsh wear and tear that skating demands of obstacles, and will endure the test of time. The edges of the concrete slabs are wrapped with a generous amount of coping that will ensure a smooth grinding surface for skaters. As for colors, the coping is made up of black painted stainless steel, set against dark-grey coloured concrete. The shiny black coping will only be seen as a subtle difference in comparison to the concrete, which is unconventional for most skateparks and will evoke a unique, pleasing aesthetic to any onlooker. The support structures are made up of steel posts, covered with a stainless steel shroud that will make up the inverted pyramid shape. The shroud is painted in an electric blue, which together with the striking shape, will be sure to grab peoples attention and spark interest. This piece will elevate the possibilities of any location that it is installed, bringing life to the place in an artistic and functional way.

SKATEABLE ART

1955

RIDING SURFACE + DROP

1755 1525

785

760

LEDGE/SEATING 900 600 300

LEDGE/SEATING

SIDE ELEVATION

760

GRINDING LEDGES

1:20

150 150

LEDGE

STEEL SUPPORT COLUMN STAINLESS STEEL SHROUD

150 150

1:20

300

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660

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STAINLESS STEEL SHROUD

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FRONT ELEVATION

LEDGE/SEATING

STEEL SUPPORT COLUMN

150

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KICKER + GAP

760

150

LEDGE

3355 4100 4330

CAST-IN-PLACE FOOTING

PYRAMID SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION PYRAMID SUPPORT 1:20 CONSTRUCTION

CAST-IN-PLACE FOOTING

TOP VIEW WITH SLOPES 1:20

1:20

SKATE FUNCTIONS Different levels of concrete slabs can all be skated in various ways depending on the skill range of the skater and the approach that is desired. There are also many opportunities for creativity that will keep skaters coming back.

JACKSON BRANDT + SCOTT MANDZIUK

4th Place: Tianze Xin

2nd Place: Jackson Brandt, Scott Mandzuik

BARKMAN CONCRETE DESIGN COMPETITION 16-17

1830mm

610mm

310mm

500mm

Elevation A

SCALE 1:50

C

1200mm

590mm

870mm

350mm

590mm 1370mm

350mm

870mm

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2440mm

1

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2440mm

1850mm

1560mm

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580mm

800mm

780mm

Glacier is inspired by a landscape of ice that is familiar to people of Manitoba. The unit is designed to be installed in a public space as a sculptural piece that also serve as surfaces for skateboarders and bikers to do stunts and tricks. Glacier is consist of straight edges, unlike curvy skate ramps that are commonly placed in skate parks to challenge skateboarders and bikers of all levels. Glacier accomplishes requirements for a range of skateboarding styles and skills in a considerably small area.

PLAN

SCALE 1:50

A

SCALE 1:50

Dimensions 700mm

210mm

250mm

180mm

The unit size is determined based on a size of truck for transportation. The widths of each parts within the unit is determined by human body sizes and height based on distances skateboarders are able to jump.

Elevation C SCALE 1:50

Metal coping

Concrete Casting

Skatable Surfaces

Glacier consists two separate concrete casted parts that can be put together on site. There are 80mm footings below ground level on both pieces to protect fragile thin edges from braking during manufacture and transportation. Three grinding edges are protected with metal copings.

Diagrams above are examples of combinations of skateboarding and biking surfaces to do different types of stunts and tricks.

Difficulties Beginner

Advanced

Perspective View 1 EVLU 4002 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

rui tang & asagi funahashi

3rd: Place: Asagi Funahashi, Rui Tang

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