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.
We’re working on three exciting new schools in Bloodvein, Little Grand Rapids and Poplar River First Nations.
Image: Announcement at Southeast Collegiate in Winnipeg Thursday.
Here’s a snapshot of some recent exciting news about our firm since our last newsletter:
We are excited to announce that our Workplace Studio lead Genevieve Bergman has been promoted to our leadership team as an Associate. As a forward-thinking professional interior designer and leader of our rapidly growing Workplace Studio, Genevieve brings extensive expertise and enthusiasm in designing leading-edge workplace environments for progressive business clients throughout Western Canada.
At the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Festival of Architecture in Toronto, Number TEN was recognized with the (RAIC) Prix du XXe Siècle for the design of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. The award recognizes Canada’s landmark buildings of the 20th century.
Image: Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
In addition, our creative director Brent Bellamy was presented with the prestigious RAIC Advocate for Architecture Award. Check out our conversation with Brent here. Also at the festival, architectural intern Aaron Pollock earned one of three RAIC Centennial Fund Bursaries, which support deserving individuals or groups that have made significant contributions to the profession at an early stage of their careers.
Partner and Practice Leader Greg Hasiuk and Education + Recreation Studio Lead Gabe Derksen presented Number TEN’s innovative approach to 21st century learning design at the 2019 Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) LEsolutions Conference in Anaheim. Regina’s École Connaught Community School also won an international Award for Planning Excellence at the conference. View the École Connaught Community School case study here.
Image: École Connaught Community School
Our specifications writer Jesse Watson is a finalist for Construction Canada’s Emerging Leader Awards, which recognizes young professionals for excellence in design, leadership, initiative, and/or service to the community.
We were also thrilled to win gold in retail design at this year’s MASI design awards for Garden Variety’s two flagship stores in Winnipeg. The MASI Design Awards recognize outstanding interior design projects in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
We’ve recently secured several exciting new projects across a wide variety of industry sectors. Among these are three new schools for the northern Manitoba First Nations communities of Bloodvein, Poplar River and Little Grand Rapids. The schools are being delivered simultaneously through a design build methodology with NDL Construction.
In our Victoria office, we’re leading a new addition to the famous Abigail’s Hotel in downtown Victoria, which has been voted as the #1 hotel in Victoria by Trip Advisor for the past nine years. In the field of senior living design, we’re working Revera and Wall Financial Corporation on a new 190,000 sq. ft. seniors care project in Vancouver. In addition, we’re working with Gorge View Homes Society to add 49 senior housing units to Chown Place in Victoria. Meanwhile, design work continues on the innovative Port Hardy Airport development, which implements an advanced cross laminated timber (CLT) system for enhanced durability, sustainability and performance.
Image: Artistic rendering of Option 2 of the Crofton Manor redevelopment. (Perkins + Will Architects / Number TEN Architecture)
In Winnipeg, construction is advancing for the new Richardson Innovation Centre and the Innovation Centre at Red River College. Both projects are signature buildings that will help to spur innovation and economic growth while adding new character and vibrancy to downtown. Construction on the new West Broadway Commons mixed-use residential building at the All Saints Church property is also progressing well. The building will help create quality affordable housing downtown in a prime location near the Manitoba Legislative Building. In south Winnipeg, construction continues for a new multi-building residential development in Sage Creek called Latitude 49.
Image: Latitude 49 Concept Rendering
Finally, Collège Jeanne-Sauvé’s new student commons and foyer addition had its grand opening ceremony in October. The project for the Louis Riel School Division is already transforming the educational experience for students, teachers and administration.
Image: Collège Jeanne-Sauvé
École Connaught Community School in Regina earned the Exceptional Planning Award from the Association for Learning Environments at the international LEsolutions Conference in Anaheim. View awards submission
Image: Heritage Hall central learning and gathering space
Number TEN Architectural Group is proud to announce the promotion of Genevieve Bergman to our Leadership Team as an Associate. As a forward-thinking professional interior designer and leader of our rapidly growing Workplace Studio, Genevieve brings extensive expertise and enthusiasm in designing leading-edge workplace environments for progressive business clients throughout Western Canada.
Since joining Number TEN in 2017, Genevieve has worked hard to develop and strengthen our Workplace Studio. Working closely with our highly experienced interior design group, she has led numerous commercial interior design projects including the new Canada Life office headquarters redevelopment, Scotiabank new office premises at True North Square, Garden Variety’s flagship retail stores, and Number TEN’s innovative Winnipeg office renovation.
Images: (left) Scotiabank Wealth Management at True North Square | (right) Garden Variety SEASONS
Prior to joining Number TEN, Genevieve honed her skills with a large international design firm in Toronto where she worked on a wide range of complex commercial office projects for some of North America’s most innovative companies.
As Associate, she will continue to build our award-winning Workplace Studio by designing quality workplace environments that address the needs of today’s leading businesses.
After nearly six-months of construction, Number TEN’s 36-year-old Winnipeg office in the heart of the Exchange District welcomed back an excited and enthusiastic staff with a fresh new office re-design last week. Located in the historic 120-year-old Bains building, the refresh blends forward-thinking modern workplace design within the building’s historic features to create a space that is both current and timeless.
“We wanted to create a space that allows our team to work more openly and collaboratively while inspiring us to fully harness our creative energy,” says practice leader Greg Hasiuk. “It was important to our firm to respond to the changing nature of the workplace and use our own office design as a tool for designing even better spaces for our clients.”
During the renovation, Number TEN’s Winnipeg Staff worked from a temporary space at 200 Waterfront Drive. The strategy allowed the team to continue working from a temporary office setting without the noise and distraction of construction.
“Our staff were fully on board with the renovation from day one,” said Hasiuk. “They dealt with a lot of challenges over the past few months, but it feels like we never missed a beat. It was so rewarding seeing their faces when they arrived at the new space for the first time. Their energy and enthusiasm alone made this effort very worthwhile.”
Image: Number TEN has been in the historic Bain building at 115 Bannatyne Ave. since 1982. The new office refresh celebrates the building’s historic features while integrating innovative and forward-thinking workplace design concepts and technology.
The Winnipeg office is open for business and is currently getting the finishing touches completed. Stay tuned to our website and social media to see professional photos and other content about the newly renovated space, coming over the next several weeks.
Image: A sneak peak at some of the new office details. Photos of the entire space coming soon!