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Winner of the 2019 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Advocate for Architecture Award

brent raic award bBrent 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.

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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.

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Image: Number TEN renovated office

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By Amanda Ross, Architect

Can designing better buildings reduce the impacts of climate change? Can we make every new building carbon neutral? The answer is resoundingly yes. As architects, we have the knowledge, capability and technology to do this today. When it comes to designing more environmentally friendly buildings, the approach we take makes all the difference.

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Image: The City of Vancouver has a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 (Photo: iStock)

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By Brent Bellamy, Creative Director and Architect
Republished with permission courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press.

"Building owner opposes heritage designation" has become a regular headline in Winnipeg over the past few years. One by one, buildings are being nominated for designation — the Bay, the Manitoba Club, the University of Manitoba — and, one by one, owners are trying to fight it.

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This streetscape in Winnipeg’s Exchange District presents a pretty winter picture, but it also illustrates the value of preserving and protecting heritage buildings.

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.

 

 

Number TEN Blog

Number TEN Inspired! captures the knowledge, passion and ideas of our award winning architects, interior designers and supporting staff, as they navigate through the complexities of the modern design landscape. We are creative problem solvers, advocates for better ways of doing things, and observers of all that is interesting and noteworthy in our field. This blog is our effort to share our knowledge and ideas in a way that resonates with everyone. Whether you work in the industry as an architect, interior designer, building manager, property developer, or are just someone with an interest in creativity and new ways of doing things, this blog has something for you.