Competition jury & technical/curatorial advisory
Adjudication will be done by two levels of peer Juries: Regional and National.
Regional Juries, for respective regions, will assess the regional entries at the respective exhibitions and announce the regional winners. National Jury will assess the projects at the national exhibition in Winnipeg, and announce the national winners.
MLO will work as the Technical/Curatorial Advisor throughout the adjudication process.
ELEANOR BOND, a Canadian artist based in Winnipeg and Montreal, is known for a distinctive body of paintings and drawings that combine speculative projections of the built environment with meditations on a number of social, ecological, and economic themes. In her large-scale post-industrial landscapes, fictional and constructed locations serve as sites for debates around utopian possibility, place, community, dislocation and de-territorialization. In 1995, Bond extended this practice to include the interpretation of exisitng sites. Rotterdam, Salzburg, Vancouver, Detroit were among the cities that she was invited to research and respond to in exhibited work.Bond has exhibited internationally since 1987, with major showings at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sao Paulo, Witte de With centre for contemporary art in Rotterdam, the Clocktower in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, amongst others. She has represented Canada in numerous international exhibitions and in public exhibition sites in Tokyo, Seoul, Hamilton and Berlin. Most recently, she presented the inaugurating exhibition at PlugIn ICA, when it opened its new gallery building in downtown Winnipeg. Bond is Associate Professor in Studio Arts at Concordia University.
IAN CHODIKOFF OAA, FRAIC | Ian Chodikoff is an architect and editor of Canadian Architect magazine. He has a background in political science, public administration and urban design. His interests range from the effects of transnational migration on urbanization to issues relating to social inclusion and cultural diversity. Ian currently serves on the City of Ottawa Urban Design Review Panel and the External Advisory Board member at York University’s CITY Institute. His research entitled Fringe Benefits: Cosmopolitan Dynamics of a Multicultural City explores the influences of multiculturalism on the suburban communities, illustrating opportunities for social and economic development. He has taught and lectured in various universities and cities across North America and Europe, has served on many design juries and has written in a variety of magazines and journals. His research on the effects of migration on the Senegalese economy was recently part of an exhibition entitled “Journeys” at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
is an architect and a founding member of the Montreal group Atelier Big City. She completed her professionnal degree at McGill University in Montreal (1982), and a CEA in Architecture Urbaine at the Unité Pégadogique d’Architecture Paris-Villemin in Paris (1987). She is the director of the School of Architecture of Université de Montréal, and she belongs to the university’s Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle (L.E.A.P.) a group dedicated to research on the design process in architecture. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty of the National Capital Commission (Ottawa, Canada). With Atelier Big City she has taught in various institutions including Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Toronto and the University of Calgary. She has contributed to the realisation of several award winning projects of Atelier Big City and she received with Atelier Big City the 1998 Canadian Rome Price.
BRUCE KUWABARA Founding Partner, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects | Bruce Kuwabara is a partner of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and one of Canada’s leading architects recognized for architectural excellence, city building and the design of the public realm. Kuwabara is the architect for several projects in Toronto’s Cultural Renaissance, including the Bell Lightbox for the Toronto International Film Festival, the Gardiner Museum, and Canada’s National Ballet School. His projects across Canada include the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, the ground breaking, climate responsive design for Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg and currently, the Art Gallery of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. He was the design architect for the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. Future projects include the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, 21 Washington Road for Princeton University, and the Athletes’ Village for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. In 2006, he received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal, Canada’s highest honour awarded to an individual architect. Kuwabara is the first Chair of the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel and sits on the board of directors for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
JOHN PATKAU has been a practising architect for over 30 years. He is licensed in a number of jurisdictions in both Canada and the United States. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba. He is a LEED accredited professional and a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, and a Member of the Order of Canada.
Marc Boutin was born in Ottawa and studied environmental design (BES. 1985), architecture (B. Arch.,1990), and architectural history (MA. 2000) at the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Calgary. He complimented these studies with sculpture studios at the Ontario College of Art and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. During 1994-96, he continued his studies and professional work in Barcelona, investigating issues related to public space and working with Arriola and Fiol Arquitectes, where he was project architect in numerous urban and landscape projects. After post-graduate work in Architectural History centered on paradigm shifts in modern architecture, he joined the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, teaching architecture and urban design studios in the graduate architecture program. His teaching there has been recognized by university teaching and research awards (2001, 2002, 2007). His design firm, The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc., is a research-based critical practice, informed by the application of intense design methodologies to diverse conceptual and physical contexts.
’s interests lie in the potential role of architecture as an instrument for social reconstruction. Specific themes investigated to date include identity and estrangement in the context of post-war reconstruction and exile; architecture and justice; memory in the scarred body and the voicing of political experiences in public space. These topics are explored through her teaching, collaborative drawing, and writing. What agitates her is not the sides people take, but the lines they draw in order to be able to take them. She loves the sound of laughter…
Shafraaz Kaba MRAIC, LEED AP | Shafraaz Kaba is an architect working for Manasc Isaac in Edmonton for the last 11 years. In this time, he has made significant contributions to the design and cultural landscape of Edmonton. He was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine in 2010 and had been the instigator of various events in Edmonton, including Capital Modern exhibit and symposium at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Shafraaz is proud of being an Edmonton Arts Council steering committee member for the Art of Living, Edmonton’s Cultural Plan, and the founding member of the Media, Art and Design Exposed in Edmonton Society and the Edmonton Design Committee. He is nearing completion of a netzero-ready house here in Edmonton.
Matthew North has an undergraduate degree in Geography and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Calgary. He is a licensed Real Estate agent and a founding principal of Housebrand where he is responsible for the detailed design and construction management of over 250 new home and remodelling projects. Matthew is also a cofounder of the Slow Home Movement, an international advocacy group committed to increasing the design quality in North America’s housing market. As the person responsible for bringing Housebrand’s design projects to fruition, Matthew has a highly developed practical expertise in translating contemporary design strategies into the realities of North American residential construction techniques. As a result, most of his days working out the detail design of our housebrand’s projects and overseeing their construction; an approach that connects back to the original, and slower, meaning of the term architect as master builder. Matthew North and John Brown founded Housebrand as a new kind of residential architecture practice in 1994 along with Carina van Olm. Read more about Housebrand and its unique approach to residential design in the July/August 2009 edition of Residential Architect. http://slowhomestudio.com/wp-content/themes/slowhome/pdf/resArch.pdf
Katherine Wagner is an associate at DIALOG and has practiced as an architect and interior designer for over twenty years. She has been involved with institutional, commercial and residential projects including the West Calgary High School, Bankers Court and Calgary Zoo North Gate. While an associate at Busby Perkins + Will she was a team member on the Vento development in Calgary’s The Bridges community, the first multi-family project in North America to achieve LEEDTM Platinum Certification. Katherine was a member of The City of Calgary East Village Urban Design Review Panel, co-chair of the Banff Sessions committee and president of the Alberta Association of Architects. She has been an external advisor for master’s degree projects, studio critic, member of the Advisory Selection Committee for Dean for the Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary and is a course coordinator and lecturer at the Faculty. She is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic University and the University of Calgary.
Omer Arbel Principal, Omer Arbel Office Inc., Creative Director, Bocci design and manufacturing Inc. | Omer Arbel is a young industrial designer based in Vancouver, Canada, who leads OAO – a design office focused on eliminating the boundaries between the traditionally defined fields of architecture, industrial design, material research, manufacturing and invention. This basic conceptual approach has resulted in unexpected and inventive works which have positioned the practice as one of Canada’s most experimental and innovative young design offices. The practice has been extensively published, has won some of the highest profile international design awards, and exhibited work in some of the most celebrated venues worldwide.
Peter Cardew MAIBC | Born in Guilford and trained in architecture at Kingston School of Art, Peter worked in London before emigrating to Canada in 1966. In the twenty years since he established his own practice, Peter Cardew has been responsible for a number of projects that have received international recognition through awards and publications. The architecture he has been responsible for covers a wide range of building types including Schools, Exhibition Buildings for Expo 86, Housing, Office Buildings, Libraries, and Art Galleries. In each project he searches for the often unrealized potential and then with his continued involvement in the working drawings and on site construction ensures that the design is built without compromise. Peter is also active in the development of the city having twice been Chairman of the City of Vancouver Urban Design panel, made up of members of related professions together with City Planning officials to review all major projects in the downtown.
Germaine Koh is a Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver. Her conceptually-generated work is concerned with the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places. Her exhibition history includes the BALTIC Centre (Newcastle), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Bloomberg SPACE (London), The Power Plant (Toronto), Seoul Museum of Art, Artspace (Sydney), The British Museum (London), the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and the Liverpool, Sydney and Montréal biennials. Koh was a recipient of the 2010 VIVA Award, and a finalist for the 2004 Sobey Art Award. Formerly an Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she is also an independent curator and partner in the independent record label weewerk. Koh is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.
Chris MacDonald FRAIC, ARB | Christopher Macdonald is Professor in the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. In 2006 he was co-curator of the project ‘Sweaterlodge’ installed as Canada’s contribution to the Venice Biennale in Architecture. He has served on numerous design juries and consultant reviews and has participated in various CACB and NAAB program accreditation reviews and policy development. He is the author of A Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver.
Leslie van Duzer M.Arch | was hired as the Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in 2010. Prior to moving to Vancouver, she taught at a dozen schools of architecture in the United States, Europe and Canada. She has co-authored four books on Adolf Loos, Mies van Der Rohe and Rudolf Arnheim and is currently working on a new book in a collaboration with her brother, a magician and illusion designer, entitled The Art of Deception.
Étienne Gaboury received degrees in Arts (1953), and Architecture (1958) at the University of Manitoba, and attended the École-des-beaux-arts in Paris (1958-59). He opened his office in 1961; several of his projects received awards or were published in professional magazines. Some of his special honors include: Manitoba Historical Society Centennial Medal of Honor (1970); Franco-Manitoban Society’s Prix Riel (2000); Franco-Manitoban Cultural Center Arts Hall of Fame (2002); Prix Monfort for Visual Arts (2004); Distinguished Practice Award, Faculty of Architecture (2009); Honorary Doctor of Law Degree (1987), Honorary Doctor of Canon Law (2009), University of Manitoba; Order of Canada (2010). He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Three documentary films and a book published in 2005 provide an overview of his work. Étienne Gaboury is married to Claire Breton; they have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. He is now retired and devotes his time to art and his family.
Wanda Koop is one of Canada’s most distinguished artists. Her painting career spans more than three decades and includes over 50 solo exhibitions. Her work is included in numerous international private and museum collections, including the Reykjavik Art Museum, the Shanghai Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Canada. Her most recent exhibition, “Wanda Koop: On the Edge of Experience,” was co-produced by the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada and premiered in the fall of 2010. Wanda Koop is the recipient of numerous awards, including Doctors of Letters from the University of Winnipeg, and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, as well as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Manitoba. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, and founder of Art City; an inner city art centre in Winnipeg.
David Penner has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies (1979) and a graduate degree in Architecture (1985), both from the University of Manitoba. His architectural practice, David Penner Architect, was founded in 1991 and focuses on the implementation of challenging and critically-driven residential, commercial, and cultural projects. DPA’s projects have been recipient of 11 regional design awards and have been included in a number of regional and national exhibitions of architecture including ‘The Embodied Imagination’ in 1993, ‘The Architect’s Dwelling’ in 1995, and ‘Living Spaces’ in 2004. David is a very active member of the Manitoba Association of Architects and is president and co-founder of StorefrontMB, Centre for Architecture, Design and Planning. David has co-chaired the Prairie Design Awards program since its launching in 2000.
Karen Shanski collaborated with Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in Rotterdam, after graduating in 1999 with an M. Arch. At OMA she investigated new ways to transform the typological paradigm in architecture by using concepts and processes as generators of form. She was a lead designer of the Smith Carter Architects and Engineers headquarters in Winnipeg, recipient of a Governor General’s Award in Architecture. Since 2008 Shanski has been the lead architect of BLDG Architecture Office and spmb, two parallel research-based practices that work in the interstices of architecture, urban design, and public art. In her approach Shanski searches for strategies that challenge the archetype of form through research and program analysis, looking for critical processes and aesthetic responses that correspond to the contemporary city. Karen Shanski is also an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba.
Ralph Stern received his professional and academic education in the United States and Germany. He has held professional licensure in Germany (Berlin), and maintains licensure in the United States (New York), where he is a member of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) and in Canada (Manitoba), where he is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (R.A.I.C.). He has extensive international teaching experience. Prior to joining the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Professor Stern taught in the United States and Europe, including the Technical University Berlin and the University of the Arts Berlin, where he was co-director of the Program for Urban Processes. Professor Stern’s research addresses modern theories of architectural, landscape, and urban representation. In the service of understanding architecture within a matrix of social, cultural, and environmental concerns, his research intersects areas of science and technology, history and aesthetics, memory and identity as well as geographic exploration and environmental exploitation. Ralph Stern has published in numerous international journals, including the AAFiles, Architectura, Kritische Berichte, Daidalos, Bauwelt, and Cinema Journal as well as in various anthologies including Out of Ground Zero (ed. J. Ockman), The Return of Landscape (ed. D. Valentien), and Die Farbe Weiß (ed. Klaus J. Philipp).
Originally from Stourbridge, England, Susan Fitzgerald is both an architect and an interior designer. She teaches design and professional practice at Dalhousie University in Halifax. In addition to being the founding partner of Susan Fitzgerald Architecture, she is also a principal with Halifax-based Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd. Susan received her Bachelor Science from University College London, England and Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University in 1999. She started her architectural career working for Arthur Erickson and Nick Milkovich Architects Inc. in Vancouver.
Susan Fitzgerald Architecture received the 2011 Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture. They have also been the recipient of several Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Awards, including the Medal of Excellence. Their work has been exhibited and published in Twenty + Change 02 and 13.3% at WUHO in Los Angeles, California. Their design/build/research method of creating architecture has been explored in a recent national exhibition: The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture.
is a first generation Canadian intern architect originally from Brampton, Ontario. After studying in the Regional Arts program at Mayfield Secondary School and then the inaugural Architectural Studies Program at the University of Toronto he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he received his Master’s degree in 2005 at Dalhousie University. After graduation Omar worked for Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, Young + Wright Architects and most recently for MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Halifax and worked on several key projects including Manitoba Hydro and the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo. In 2010 Omar started his own practice which specializes in regionally informed single-family residential projects, the collaborative spirit between client, builder and intern architect and the impact of varying dramatic spatial contrasts as a narrative tool through a procession.
Barbara Lounder is a visual artist and educator living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She holds a BFA from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), where she is now is a Professor. Barbara Lounder’s current art practice focuses on walking as a creative methodology. Her performative works engage members of the public in carefully designed walking activities, sometimes utilizing prosthetics such as walking sticks, stilts, backpacks, locative devices and portable digital projectors. Lounder has presented her work in gallery exhibitions and other venues across Canada and in the USA, Poland, New Zealand, Germany and Bulgaria. Her work has been critically reviewed in C Magazine, Parachute and the New York Times. She has participated in artists’ residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Open Studio Printmaking in Toronto and Full Tilt Creative Centre in Newfoundland.
Robert Mellin is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal. He studied at the Pennsylvania State University (B.Arch., M.Sci), McGill University (M.Arch), and the University of Pennsylvania (M.Sci., Ph.D.). In 2002, in recognition of his architectural design and heritage conservation work he was elected to membership in the R.C.A. (Royal Canadian Academy). He was elected to Fellowship in the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) in 2009, and he has been a registered architect in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1978. He has received eight Southcott Awards for his heritage conservation projects in Newfoundland, and in 2005 he received a Manning Award from the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2006 he received the Paul E. Buchanan Award for excellence in fieldwork and interpretation from the Vernacular Architecture Forum. He is past-Chair of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
An Te Liu
is Associate Professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. He holds an Honors BA in Art History and Renaissance Studies from the University of Toronto and a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. His installations and sculptures explore issues of function, dysfunction and cultural coding in our built and hypothesized environments. Liu’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Venice Architecture Biennale, The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, The Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Seoul Museum of Art, the CCA in Montreal, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Art Institute of Chicago. Among his numerous grants and awards are the International Artist Residency in Berlin awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York. The monographic catalog, An Te Liu : Matter, was published by the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin in 2009.
Michael Moxam OAA, MAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Assoc. AIA | Born in Montreal, Quebec, Michael studied at the University of Manitoba where he earned a Masters Degree in Architecture and the 1982 American Institute of Architects School Medal and Certificate for Excellence in the Study of Architecture. As Design Principal of Stantec Architecture, Michael is committed to excellence in all aspects of the design process. His work in the design and development of complex project types can be characterized by a commitment to design excellence, an emphasis on developing a collaborative design process and a desire to redefine the “type”.
Michael is a registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and Manitoba Association of Architects, he is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, an International Associate of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED® Accredited Professional.
has been paying attention to minutiae since growing up on the expansive planar landscape around Winnipeg. Chris graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 1988 (along with his partners Lisa Rapoport and Mary Tremain), and worked with Ferguson Ferguson Architects prior to setting up PLANT. Chris also pursued a parallel course for four years to work with Bruce Mau Design exploring type, book, exhibition, and identity design. Chris has taught and lectured at the Universities of Toronto, Waterloo, and Manitoba, and was Driehaus Visiting Lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. PLANT’s notable projects include Sweet Farm; The Dublin Grounds of Remembrance in Ohio; Foote’s Pond Wood in Morristown, NJ; the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization; and the new Canadian Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa (in collaboration with Doug Coupland).
Brigitte Shim OAA, FRAIC, Hon FAIA | Brigitte Shim along with her partner Howard Sutcliffe formed the design practice Shim-Sutcliffe Architects reflecting their shared interest and passion for the integration of architecture, landscape and furniture. Shim-Sutcliffe has been honored with eleven Governor General’s Medals and Awards in Architecture for built work. Their projects small and large engage directly with light, water and the Canadian landscape. Brigitte Shim is also an Associate Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. She has been a visiting professor at Yale University, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and Harvard University. Brigitte Shim is currently serving on the Board of Build Toronto, Waterfront Toronto’s Design Review Committee, and the University of Toronto’s Design Review Committee and on the editorial board of Praxis - Journal of Building and Writing. She served on the 2007 Aga Khan Architecture Award Master Jury. She was a member of the National Capital Commission Architectural Advisory Board for over a decade and has also served as a board member for Mooreland’s Community Services - a local Toronto based non-profit charity helping inner city children and youth affected by poverty since 1917.
MA | is an award-winning architecture critic for The Globe and Mail. She is the author of UP NORTH: Where Canada’’s Architecture Meets the Land, a major book on the significance of modern Canadian architecture and its deep connection to the Canadian landscape, and various essays, such as those appearing in Trash and AIR (MIT Press). Lisa frequently participates on design juries and as a guest speaker lecturing on revitalized cities and architecture of resistance. Lisa is a board member on the Fort York Foundation, helping to raise funds to build the Visitor Centre designed by Patkau Architects with Kearns Mancini Architects. Since 2006, she has led a letter writing exchange between children from Thorncliffe neighbourhood, where Canada’s largest concentration of Muslims live, and young students in Toronto’s Beaches. From 1998 to 2005, Lisa taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, including her graduate seminar on Post-Crisis Scenarios launched immediately after 9-11. She holds an M.A. in Urban Design Studies from the University of Toronto. Before that, Lisa studied international relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris. Her honours degree in journalism and French was completed at Carleton University, Ottawa.
Michael Jemtrud Associate Professor, School of Architecture, McGill University and Founding Director, Facility of Architectural Research in Media and Mediation | Michael Jemtrud is an Associate Professor and former Director of the School of Architecture, McGill University (Montréal). He is founding Director of the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (FARMM). His research and teaching encompasses the critical use and development of technologies in architectural design and pedagogy with an emphasis on design methodology and philosophy of technology.
holds a B.A. in Environmental Design from Université du Québec à Montréal (1982) and a master’s degree in Information Sciences, with a specialization in design and architecture, from the universities of McGill in Montréal and Columbia in New York (1985). As design commissioner, she heads the Design Montréal bureau of Ville de Montréal whose mandate is to enhance Montréal’s design and status as a city of design. Ville de Montréal is the only Canadian city with a commissioner working exclusively at the promotion of design. For most of the last 20 years, Marie-Josée Lacroix has been promoting design and making the general public, the politicians and the business community care about it. Since she started working for Ville de Montréal in 1991, she has worked to encourage public commissions of design work, and also advised a number of federal and provincial government departments and institutions on ways of fostering innovative design in major public projects. She has launched many initiatives which led eventually to Montréal’s designation in June 2006 as a UNESCO City of Design.
Annie Lebel obtient un Baccalauréat en architecture de l’Université de Montréal en 1987 et un diplôme de Maîtrise en 1994 en Histoire et théorie de l’Université McGill, avant de devenir membre de l’Ordre des architectes en 1996. Elle fonde en 1995 avec Stéphane Pratte (Geneviève L’Heureux 1995-2000) Atelier in situ où elle y consacre depuis ses activités professionnelles. Sa firme a été primée pour plusieurs projets dont l’édifice Zone (Grand prix d’excellence de l’OAQ, 1997), le recyclage de la Fonderie Darling en centre d’arts (Mention catégorie conversion, prix d’excellence de l’OAQ 2003), Structure des Jardins de Métis (Prix du Gouverneur général, 2006) et a reçu le prix de Rome en architecture du Conseil des arts du Canada en 2001. Annie Lebel est également impliquée dans le milieu académique. Elle enseigne en tant que professeure invitée l’atelier au niveau maîtrise à l’école d’architecture de l’Université de Montréal.
Rémi Morency Architect OAQ, Urbaniste OUQ | Rémi Morency possède plus de 21 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de l’architecture et de l’aménagement du territoire. Sur le plan de la conception, il s’est distingué à plusieurs reprises notamment par le biais de concours d’architecture où il a été sélectionné finaliste et lauréat. Il a remporté le premier prix du concours international d’aménagement urbain Perspective Littoral. Il est également membre de l’équipe lauréate du concours portant sur la construction d’un musée d’archéologie sur le site de l’îlot des Palais. Rémi Morency œuvre également dans le domaine de l’aménagement du territoire, notamment en matière de design urbain où il agit comme expert conseil et concepteur sur divers projets de mise en valeur et de requalification. Il collabore sur une base régulière avec la faculté d’architecture, d’aménagement et des arts visuels comme chargé de cours tant à l’École d’architecture qu’à l’École supérieure d’aménagement. Il a également siégé à la Commission de conservation et d’urbanisme de la Ville de Québec de1998 à 2011. Il est actuellement vice-président de l’Ordre des architectes du Québec.
La pratique de Pierre Thibault architecte se distingue depuis 24 ans par les réponses sensibles apportées aux besoins des clients, au contexte culturel et environnemental. La qualité de son travail et de ses réalisations ainsi que la maturité de sa réflexion architecturale lui ont déjà valu plusieurs prix et mentions au Québec, au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe. Pierre Thibault introduit dans le processus de conception le pouvoir exceptionnel de transformation des saisons au Québec. Sa démarche de conception est basée sur l’interaction entre l’architecture et son contexte, tant naturel que culturel. Les lieux à créer par l’architecte favorisent un dialogue avec leur environnement au fil du temps. Cette démarche toute personnelle se concrétise à travers des réalisations d’envergure en architecture du paysage et dans les secteurs culturel, institutionnel et privé.
is a practicing architect in Saskatoon and a founding partner of SKArc - Siemens Koopman Architects. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba. Jim practiced and taught architecture in Portland, Oregon for six years prior to returning to Saskatoon. He believes that as architects it is our responsibility to create environments that celebrate the richness of life, that there’s plenty of room for creativity, the inclusion of many, and that it’s time to be light on our feet.
is a Corporate Project Manager with the City of Saskatoon. She is overseeing the Master Plan for the City’s North Downtown, the Kinsmen Park and Area Master Plan and the Mendel Building Re-Use, and Phase 1 of the City Centre Project. Jeanna held the position of Saskatoon’s Urban Design Manager from 2005 to 2011. She has been involved in public space projects such as the 25th Street Extension, 3rd Avenue Streetscape, River Landing Phases 1 and 2, and the Avenues A, B and C Streetscape. Jeanna has experience working and teaching architecture and urban design in Vancouver, and Toronto, Nottingham, UK and the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects, the RAIC and a Provisional Member of the APCPS.
Colin Tennent Colin Tennent is the Associate Vice-President Facilities Management and University Architect at the University of Saskatchewan where he has been employed since 1998. His previous private practice experience in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan was primarily in design of large institutional facilities and in urban design. Mr. Tennent has developed a respect for the complex dynamics of the university environment and for the multivariate challenges facing senior university administrators. His passion for the exceptional ensemble of the historic Collegiate Gothic core of the University of Saskatchewan campus, and the challenge of contemporary interpretation to ensure stylistic cohesion has been a driving force. The rapid growth in development on the campus in the last decade has afforded much opportunity to work toward creation of a consistent vocabulary and syntax. Mr. Tennent is a Past President of the Saskatchewan Association of Architects and a member of the Association of University Architects.