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