Hakeem Amoo arrived in Canada as an international student with the hopes of completing an Architecture degree. He is native of Nigeria that has an appreciation for his culture by speaking his native language and finding ways to enjoy the cuisine of his tribe. He enjoys photography, cinematography and learning new things about technology. These features find a way to shine through in his studio projects. He is always a friendly presence in studio and is always available to help his peers out when they need it. Above all he regards his life to revolve around Jesus as a Christian.
Nabil Basri is in his fourth year of the Environmental Design Program, in the Landscape + Urbanism stream. In the future Nabil envisions himself working in the fields of Landscape Architecture and concept art. From his travels he has learned and experienced many things and try to contextualize them with his work.
Ben Boswick is currently a student in his fouth year of the Environmental Design Program, in the Landscape and Urbanism stream. His main career aspirations lay within the field of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. Ben’s related experiences include working with a variety of building materials and products, and different types of software such as Vectorworks, Rhino3D, AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
Cassidy is an architecture student studying within his fourth year of the environmental design program. More often than not, you can find him in the C.A.S.T building or working in his studio space. Cassidy is the class representative for the architecture option students. Outside of the university Cassidy sometime goes by the persona of Cascade Loren, a drag artist and performer who advocates for the queer and minority communities. You can sometimes find Cascade at faculty events and social gatherings.
Brooke de Rocquigny
Brooke de Rocquigny knew she had a knack for design at a young age as she would draw plans for her future horse barn (yes, she was the crazy horse girl) and building in Sims nonstop, using the cheat codes… of course. She is in her third year of the Environmental Design Program, in the Architecture stream. Originally from Lorette, she recently moved to Winnipeg last summer. Brooke enjoys being creative in designing by learning and exploring new techniques through various media to express her projects. Brooke also enjoys keeping active by exercising, especially walking her dogs to get some fresh air. You can find her on Instagram @brookederocquigny and Twitter @brooke_deR.
Danielle Dubois is in her third year of the Environmental Design Program in the Landscape and Urbanism stream. Recently, she discovered that some of her favourite activities include biking and acquiring new house plants. For Danielle, ED2 was an experience that allowed her to grow and push herself in many new ways. As a mentor, she hopes to guide new students in the Faculty of Architecture towards a memorable experience, as well as help promote the Environmental Design program and all it has to offer to future students.
Matthew Glowacki is currently in year four of the Environmental Design program studying in the Landscape and Urbanism stream. Regarding landscape design, work by Kathryn Gustafson and Michael Van Valkenburgh provide valuable inspiration for him into the kinds of experiential elements that can be evoked in design. For Matthew, the building process is one that interests him just as much as the endless world of design opportunities, and he sees himself involved in projects ranging from small scale to larger, urban projects.
Sean Kohli is a third year student in the Environmental Design Program, Architecture stream. When you break down what defines Sean, he’s a devoted hard-working individual who is always looking for opportunities to share his work with his peers and make lasting connections with his classmates. Sean’s always willing to lend a hand and can always be found with a smile on his face. In the future he hopes to focus his career on transit-oriented design and RMF dwellings. As a mentor, Sean hopes to bring peace of mind and clarity to current and prospective students.
Teresa Lyons is in her fourth year of the Environmental Design program in the Architecture stream. Teresa’s studio work is often ecologically integrated and community focused. She loves drawings with lots of tiny details, time spent with friends and family, and being outside (although she is always cold). Teresa spent this summer working in C.A.S.T. (where she is pictured), and helping with the Cloud of Unintended Consequences publication.
Falmata is a fourth year student in the Environmental Design Program, in the Architecture stream. He joined the faculty with a passion for design and architecture. During his time in the faculty, he has built relationships with other students and has developed his creativity and design skills. His future goal is to create spaces that empower people spiritually and emotionally. Outside of school, he enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with friends.
Max Sandred is a third year student in the Environmental Design Program, Architecture stream. Max was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but has lived in Winnipeg since he was 5 years old. His interests outside of architecture are travelling (getting a chance to visit a new, unfamiliar place is always exciting) and music (recording, performing, listening, jamming with friends etc.).
Teagan Vincent (she/her) is an third year Environmental Design student in the Architecture stream, hailing from Treaty 1 Territory. She has always been an advocate for her local ecology and hopes to focus her career on community-based Architecture. When Teagan isn’t working on studio, she enjoys giving stick and poke tattoos, caring for her plants, and spending time outdoors. As a mentor, she hopes she can ease the transition into ED2 and acclimatize her mentee(s) into the faculty. Teagan is excited to be an Ambassador for the Faculty of Architecture and looks forward to spreading awareness of all it has to offer.
Nichola Basford is an ED4 student in the Architecture stream. She is drawn to generous public architecture and interested in design's role in creating equitable cities. Over the summer she worked as one of the co-editors of the 29th volume of Warehouse Journal and made the most of staying at home.
Aaron Bomback is a Graduate student completing his second year in the Department of Landscape Architecture, with a previous Master of Planning degree from the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape at The University of Calgary. He has worked as a city planner and landscape designer in private consulting, research labs, and the public sector in Western Canada, focusing on policy development, land supply analysis, annexations, growth studies, planning advisory services, demographic forecasting, and park master plan updates. He is interested in exploring research in landscape urbanism and ecology, and integrating design with geospatial analysis, research methods, and urban theory.
Chelsea Colburn is in her fourth year of the Environmental Design program in the Architecture stream. She enjoys being in studio, making intricate models and sorting out her ideas on multiple rolls of trace paper. In her spare time, she loves spending time with friends and family and travelling whenever time allows for it. Chelsea spent this summer lake hopping around Manitoba and Ontario, as well as helping work on the Cloud of Unintended Consequences publication (an overview of the 2019-2020 ED3 Architecture Warming Hut).
Emma Dicks is a fourth year student in the Environmental Design Program in the Landscape and Urbanism stream. She is passionate about designing for environmental change and creating new sustainable ways to progress in her field. Emma is particularly interested in naturalistic, regenerative landscapes with a focus on restoring native ecosystems into the urban form. She’s excited to be working together with students new to the faculty.
Heber Garcia was born in Guatemala and moved to Winnipeg in 2004 on a cold January night, went from +25C to -40C real quick. Since then, he’s learned to love Winnipeg and embrace the winter city spirit. He’s a football (or soccer as people call it here) fanatic who can’t say no to old films, especially by German or Italian directors. Heber loves cooking and getting to know new cultures through food and travel. He’s in his last year of the Masters in Landscape Architecture program, working on his practicum that focuses on the regeneration of a forgotten neighbourhood in Valencia, Spain.
Lilian Gortchinski is in her third year of the Environmental Design Program, in the Landscape and Urbanism stream. Model Building isn’t her strongest suit, but she loves sketching and drafting. When she has free time, she enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends, and watching Netflix.
Carmen Huang is currently in her fourth year of the Environmental Design Program, in the Interior Environments stream. She is SAS' Vice Stick External, as well as IDAS' Cultural Events Committee Rep and ED4 Class Rep, and the FAUM + CanU Student Lead and program Coordinator. She loves being involved in the Faculty, creating programs these past few years has allowed her to make an impact on the Faculty and include more opportunities for students to get involved. Fun fact: She loves plants and her studio desk is always blooming! She loves to chat so please do not feel afraid to reach out!
As an advocate for the environment and creative ideas, Nick is currently studying in his third year in the Environmental Design Program, Architecture Stream. Nick finds Architecture to be a limitless passion that evolves with humankind and its relationship to the environment. Pushed to the limits in ED2 (as everyone is one way or another), Nick found comfort in discussing out-of-the-box potentials with his peers and looking for new or alternative solutions to problems. Nick wishes to echo the fact that finding time to rest and apart from projects is an essential ingredient in surviving ED2!
Aynur Omar is a third year Environmental Design student in the Landscape Architecture and Urbanism stream at the University of Manitoba. Intersections of design with culture, land and art are amongst interests that encouraged her decision to pursue environmental design. She is also interested in anthropology, urbanity and diasporic art and architecture. When she is not working on studio projects, she is making or saving some pottery inspo! You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or message her on Instagram @aynuromarr
Derelyne Raval is a third year Environmental Design student in the Architecture stream. Her journey through the program has been one of immense personal growth and discovery. Beyond enhancing her skills technically, the program has changed the way she perceives and interprets the world and its nuances. For the most part you’ll find Derelyne working on schoolwork, though when she finally gets a break she likes to paint, listen to music, or scroll through social media.
Jas Singh is a third year student in the Environmental Design Program, Landscape + Urbanism stream. When he’s not doing studio work you’ll probably find him at the gym or sleeping. Some of his other hobbies include trying new types of food and investing in stocks.
Rhys Wiebe is a fourth year Environmental Design student in the Architecture stream who is passionate about craft, making, and the outdoors! During the summer, he worked with Dr. Lisa Landrum and others on the CAFÉ Initiative, a conference series across Canada as part of an effort to create an Architecture Policy for Canada. He is in Shawn Bailey’s studio for his ED4 year, looking at Indigenous systems of knowledge and addressing the housing crisis in Kenora.
Tong is originally from China and came to Canada to pursue his dream in art and architecture. With the passion for Art and Architecture, he finished his BFA and AMP2 program at the University of Manitoba and moved on to M1 architecture. He is a guy who always wonders around, likes to discover new things to explore, and put his hands on. He loves to travel, sports, motorsports, cooking... and you may find him in the Art gallery as well.