By Heather Anderson
Heather is a senior Professional Interior Designer and Hospitality & Entertainment Studio Lead at Number TEN Architectural Group. She recently added ‘Mom’ to her list of credentials when her son William was born in April 2018.
After 16 months away from the office on maternity leave with my son William, I’ve spent the last few weeks back at Number TEN refamiliarizing myself with professional life and adjusting to my new role as a working parent. While I’ve been pleased to find that my skills as a designer have returned ‘just like riding a bike’, I’ve found that motherhood has altered my perception of the built environment in many ways. Over the last year-and-a-half, I’ve learned to navigate building and landscape features with a baby (and now toddler) in tow and I’ve come across design solutions that both facilitate and hinder everyday activities.
Brent Bellamy is an architect, creative director, urbanist and columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press. Among his many notable accomplishments is his recent selection as this year’s winner of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Advocate for Architecture Award. We sat down with Brent to ask him about his approach to design, where he gets inspiration from and what motivates him to publicly share his views on architecture, design and urbanism.
By Greg Hasiuk, Number TEN Partner and Practice Leader
As a business person, it's sometimes easy to forget what a huge influence your work environment has on the productivity, morale and overall well-being of your staff and clients alike.
Image: Number TEN renovated office
The process of renovating an office is both daunting and exciting. The reward of a transformative new workplace is delayed until the design and construction process is completed and the myriad of logistical details are executed. And, before the new space can become a reality the old one must go.
A group of Number TEN Winnipeg staff were sent down the street to the old workplace at 115 Bannatyne Avenue to help speed up the demolition process. With some coordination and assistance from our Workplace Interiors design team and contractor J&J Penner Construction, we entered the old office setup for one last time. As you can see, it was a total blast!
Number TEN’s Winnipeg new office construction will run from March 4 to August 1st, 2019. Once complete, we’ll return to the same location in the heart of the Exchange District. In the meantime, our Winnipeg team is working down the street at our temporary office – Camp-10 – at 200 Waterfront Drive. Stay tuned to numberten.com and our social media pages for more news and updates on our innovative workplace renovation.
By Number Ten Architectural Group
In October of 2015 Heather Anderson, Number TEN’s Hospitality/Entertainment studio lead and senior Professional Interior Designer, was one of 25 professionals selected by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) to attend the HOST 2015, the 39th International Hospitality Exhibition in Milan, Italy.