Karen Shanski
Karen Shanski centre image

"No one is interested in something you didn't do." (Wheat Kings by The Tragically Hip)

Karen collaborated with Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in Rotterdam, after graduating in 1999 with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba. She then went on be the lead designer of SC3, the Smith Carter Architects and Engineers headquarters in Winnipeg, recipient of a Governor General’s Award in Architecture and certified LEED® Platinum, both the highest ranks for architecture and a sustainable building design recognized by the Canadian government.
In 2008 Shanski started BLDG architecture office whose expertise is providing local developers with on time and on budget large scale Multi-Family and Mixed-Use developments.  As the owner and Principal Architect of BLDG, along with her team of 8 architects and designers over the past five years have brought to market over 1000 apartment units across Winnipeg with another 800 set to launch in 2019. Recent Winnipeg projects under her design leadership have been the Tuxedo Point Multi-Family Residential Development, Park City Mixed Use Development, 98 Market Residential Project, and The RINK Hockey Training Complex. As member of the Manitoba Association of Architects Shanski is active in the advocacy for design excellence in architecture, urbanism, and education. Shanski has also been an Instructor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba where she taught Design Studio, Building Techonology and Professional Practice from 2008 - 2015.

Food for Thought
Monday, March 2, 2020
Noon  |  Centre Space
John A. Russell Building
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba

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