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Sustainable Winnipeg Panel Discussion & Launch of Canadian Modern Architecture

Monday Feb 03 2020 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Featuring panelists Brent Bellamy, Ryan Gorrie, Lisa Landrum, Graham Livesey, and Lindsay Oster.

What does it mean to build a sustainable Winnipeg? How are issues like urban density, green design, Indigenous place-making and reconciliation shaping the future of architecture in the region? And how are contemporary practices advancing and redefining the legacy of modern architecture in the Prairies?

In conjunction with the Winnipeg book launch of Canadian Modern Architecture: 1967 to the Present, this panel discussion brings together architects, advocates and educators to discuss the collective endeavor to build a sustainable Winnipeg, while also reflecting on the role of architecture in shaping local and national identity.

Canadian Modern Architecture: 1967 to the Present is co-edited by Elsa Lam and Graham Livesey and co-published by Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect. It is the first comprehensive review of Canadian architecture in many years, with fifteen original essays by Canadian authors and five hundred photographs and drawings.

Beginning with the nation’s centennial and Expo 67 in Montreal, the fifty-year retrospective covers the defining of national institutions and movements, how Canadian architects interpreted major external trends, regional and Indigenous architectural tendencies, and urban centres of influence.

Brent Bellamy is a senior design architect and Creative Director at Number TEN Architectural Group. He is a leading advocate for sustainable city building and human-focused design through public speaking, social media and regular columns in the Winnipeg Free Press. In recognition of his  advocacy, he earned a 2019 RAIC Award of Excellence.

Ryan Gorrie is a member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point First Nation on Lake Nipigon) and a senior associate with Brook McIlroy, an award-winning design and planning practice fusing architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning and Indigenous place-making to create a holistic contemporary practice that advances the potential of Canada’s lands, peoples and communities.

Lisa Landrum is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, and a registered architect in Manitoba and New York State. She is a contributing author to Canadian Modern Architecture, writing the chapter on “Campus Architecture,” and is part of a national working group developing a framework for an architecture policy for Canada.

Graham Livesey is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Calgary. He is co-editor of Canadian Modern Architecture and author of “Prairie Architecture” chapter. His numerous other publications include a four-volume anthology on Le Corbusier (Routledge, 2018). He was a principal of Down + Livesey Architects (1995-2004).

Lindsay Oster is President of the Manitoba Association of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional, and one of four Principals at Prairie Architects Inc. Prairie Architects is a recognized leader in sustainable high performance, energy-conserving and healthy buildings, with numerous awards for green building design, accessibility, and heritage restoration.


Canadian Modern Architecture

- by Elsa Lam

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Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) President's Medal Award (multi-media representation of architecture).

Canada's most distinguished architectural critics and scholars offer fresh insights into the country's unique modern and contemporary architecture.
Beginning with the nation's centennial and Expo 67 in Montreal, this fifty-year retrospective covers the defining of national institutions and movements:

o How Canadian architects interpreted major external trends
o Regional and indigenous architectural tendencies
o The influence of architects in Canada's three largest cities: Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver

Co-published withCanadian Architect, this comprehensive reference book is extensively illustrated and includes fifteen specially commissioned essays.