The Winnipeg Foundation | BeCause & Effect | July 20, 2021
Presented by Nolan Bicknell
Brent Bellamy is improving Winnipeg through design; as Creative Director at Number TEN Architectural Group, as well as a contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press, Brent is one of the leading voices in architecture and design and our city.
I sat down with Brent to talk about how urban design can affect social equity, the debate about urban sprawl and downtown living, and how our cities can evolve to allow future generations to thrive.
This episode is also on The Winnipeg Foundation’s YouTube channel, so you can watch the video of my conversation with Brent.
What is BeCause & Effect?
Host Nolan Bicknell talks to people about the Causes they care about and the Effect it has on their lives. BeCause & Effect is a podcast of The Winnipeg Foundation.
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We are excited to announce the launch of the ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ education fund with our partners Gwaii Engineering, AME Group, Diamond Schmitt, Number TEN Architectural Group, RJC, AES, and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.
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Introduction to Interior Design
Interior Designers design the inside of buildings that we use every day such as schools, homes, hospitals, and offices. They plan out every space by drawing floorplans, choosing materials, selecting paint colours, lighting, and furniture. Interior Designers create spaces that are safe, functional, and beautiful.
Print one of the two PDF documents below - 8.5x11 or 11x17
Colour, cut out, and add furniture to your space!
Take a photo of your completed diorama, post to social media, and tag us!
Number TEN is proud to announce we have achieved Platinum Club member status with Canada's Best Managed Companies. Platinum Club status is in recognition of those who have sustained a standard of excellence and leadership in all areas of the business practices and have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more.
We want to thank our staff, clients, partners, and community members as we celebrate this outstanding achievement and whose collective talents and commitment undoubtedly made this possible.
“In what may be the most challenging year for Canadian businesses since the program’s inception, the 2021 Best Managed winners are a shining example of the importance of leadership, innovation, and resilience in the face of uncertainty,” said Kari Lockhart, National Co-Leader of the Canada's Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private. “These companies should not only be extremely proud of this designation, but for their organizational grit, continued adaptability, and unwavering commitment to their people during a year when it was needed most.”
Number TEN Architectural Group is delighted to announce the promotion of Trent Piazzoni to our Leadership Team as Residential and Commercial Studio Lead. As an architect with over 25 years of professional experience, Trent has extensive knowledge of design and building technologies and is passionate about researching and implementing new tools to improve design performance and efficiency. He continuously proves to be an asset to our firm by helping Number TEN to design places that work, beautifully.
Number TEN Architectural Group is proud to announce the promotion of Laurène Bachand to our Leadership Team as an Associate. Laurène is an architect and the Studio Lead of Number TEN’s Residential and Commercial Studio. She has played a central role in growing the firm’s residential portfolio into one of the largest and fastest growing segments of Number TEN’s practice.
Since joining Number TEN in 2014, Laurene has consistently exhibited thoroughness in her approach to project delivery and client service which led her to become the Residential and Commercial Studio Lead in 2017. Laurene has successfully completed more than twenty-five buildings working with respected local and national commercial and residential developers. Her knowledge of building code, accessible design, building construction technology, and BIM have been optimized to deliver successful and efficient projects on time and on budget.
Laurène is passionate about revitalizing spaces in her community through her expertise in architecture. She co-initiated a community-based ideas design competition in 2018 called On the Docks which invited residents to explore the untapped potential of the abandoned Alexander Docks in downtown Winnipeg.
Laurène has demonstrated a personal commitment to creative, beautiful, and effective design. Her versatility and aptitude for problem solving has allowed her to successfully manage several challenging projects making her an asset to the Leadership Team.
Congratulations to the entire Number TEN Winnipeg Office Renovation team for winning the Gold MASI Design Award for office design (Category: Office over $80/sq ft) at the October 22nd virtual awards ceremony!
There were 70 entries from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, in several categories with only 2 winners from Manitoba.
For more images of our renovation, please visit the project page here: Number TEN Winnipeg Office
Number TEN Architectural Group is proud to announce the promotion of Jessica Cembroski to our Leadership Team as Manager of Project Delivery. As an experienced Certified Engineering Technologist, she brings over 16 years of professional experience. Jessica is highly organized, technically proficient, and known for the ability to effectively manage and coordinate projects with a keen eye for detail.
Since starting at Number TEN in 2005, Jessica has been actively involved in developing processes and standards while working on projects in various stages of design and construction. As the industry began shifting from 2D drafting to 3D building information modeling (BIM), Jessica headed the implementation of the software and methods, positioning the firm as industry leaders in project delivery.
Jessica will continue to work with our project teams to make sure they have the tools and technology they need to develop innovative solutions for our diverse project requirements. “It’s about streamlining our processes to align with industry standards and current technology, building from the vast knowledge of those in the office”, said Jessica. She stresses that with technology constantly evolving its important Number TEN stays ahead, developing innovative solutions in changing times.
As Manager of Project Delivery, Jessica will continue seek new opportunities to integrate new technologies into in the firm allowing Number TEN to continue to design award-winning buildings that work, beautifully.
Happy World Interiors Day!
This year the theme is Nexus and we wanted to share the connection between past and present education, hospitality and workplace projects designed by Number TEN. While design trends and aesthetic preferences are continuously evolving, the knowledge and attention to detail that interior designers bring remains consistent - incorporating their knowledge of latest design approaches, codes, and technology to create contemporary, functional spaces.
Images: Mikisew School | Chemawawin School | Seven Stones Community School
Images: Pasta la Vista | Charter House Hotel | Passero/Corto at The Forks
Images: Canada Post Call Centre | CTV Studios Powerhouse Redevelopment | Scotiabank Wealth Management
At Number Ten, we recognize that this is a time of uncertainty for people and companies around the world. What remains the number one priority for us is the health and safety of our staff, clients and work partners. We believe that together we are stronger and that the steps we take today will help to ensure the well-being of our community as a whole. For this reason we are making every effort to ensure that the operational changes that we make in response to the fluid conditions around the COVID-19 virus do not impact the quality of service that we provide to our clients.
At this time, Number Ten will takes steps to respond to the recommendations of the provincial health authorities in Manitoba and BC. We have the technology, resources and processes in place to allow many of our employees to work from home while a reduced number of us will remain in the office to manage in house operations. We have temporarily suspended all in person meetings in place of conference calls and virtual meetings and have suspended all non-essential out of town travel. We will continue to monitor the situation and are prepared make adjustments as needed.
We wish you all the best in this challenging time. Stay safe.