Community and partners
The Faculty of Architecture enjoys an active community of alumni and industry professionals who are engaged in design education in Winnipeg. This relationship fosters a stellar educational environment for future architects, city planners, landscape architects and interior designers.
Hire a co-op and integrated work (Co-op/I) student
If you are interested in hiring a Co-op/I student from the Faculty of Architecture in a paid position, please fill out the Job Posting Submission Form (PDF) or forward the following information to our Co-op/I Coordinator, Faumcoop@umanitoba.ca
Please provide your:
- Company name and job title
- Job location
- Length of term
- Job description
- Job requirements / qualifications
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Since 1993, the Partners Program has provided a strong and vital link between staff and students within the Faculty of Architecture, fostering collaboration between the university and all facets of the professional practice.
Today, numerous key business leaders work with us to cultivate a dialogue between the university and the outside world, mutually benefiting the academic community, industry, business and the professions as well as our students.
The Partners Program promotes communications between professionals, industry, educators and students to ensure that students receive an excellent professional education rich in theoretical and technical skills. This involves informing the curriculum, providing relevant community-based projects, developing cooperative education opportunities and engaging in design competitions.
Media and public relations: Getting our message out
The Partners Program provides examples of professional, academic, student and research work in print, digital and broadcast media. This helps to:
- Promote the value of design through publications
- Highlight community-based projects
- Promote design competitions
- Recognize design excellence
Community building: Matching needs and opportunities
The Partners Program helps match resources in the Faculty of Architecture with opportunities and needs in the community. This ensures the Faculty makes a net contribution to the community and enables the public to see the value of good design and planning.
Research: Putting resources to work
The Partners Program looks for opportunities to increase private sector support and leverage public sector funds to increase resources in the Faculty and funding support for students.
Events: Connecting the community
The Partners Program sponsors a variety of events throughout the year, including the Year End Exhibition and Food for Thought talks with design professionals.
Corporate and individual members
Enjoy connection and benefits.
The Partners Program has proven to be a unique and outstanding example of the synergy that is created between the academic community, industry, business and professions. The synergy is a special blend of the research acumen on the part of the Faculty of Architecture and its outreach initiatives into the communities of Manitoba, and the knowledge, experience and capabilities of industry and practitioners. Members also gain access to the Faculty of Architecture FABLab and workshop.
Membership is open to any professional or industry partner who would like to be connected to the Faculty of Architecture. Through your membership you will be invited to engage with the students and faculty members.
Annual membership fee
Corporate member: $1,000
Alumni or community member: $500
Membership is open to both individuals and businesses.
- Johanna Hurme / Sasa Radulovic, 5468796 Architecture Inc.
- Lee McCormick, Architecture 49
- Alan Barkman, Barkman Concrete Ltd.
- Michael Robertson, Cibinel Architects Ltd
- Haney Louka, Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.
- Pauline Thimm, Dialog
- Peter Tielmann, EQ3
- Marten Duhoux, ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design
- Monica Giesbrecht, HTFC Planning & Design
- Jack Kobayashi, Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd.
- Mark Pauls, Manitoba Hydro
- Jeffrey Dolovitch, Manitoba Masonry Institute
- Tom Monteyne, Monteyne Architecture Works
- Christina Legris, Number TEN Architectural Group
- The Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba (PIDIM)
- Lindsay Oster, Prairie Architects Inc.
- Gerry Price, Price Industries
- Michael Banman, Stantec Architecture
- Faculty Member
- Dean, Faculty of Architecture
Mira (Mimi) Locher
Graduates of the University of Manitoba are leading the way, making an impact far beyond our borders. The UM alumni community is more than 145,000 strong, living in 140 countries, demonstrating that from here you can go anywhere.
Faculty of Architecture alumni are active professionals and educators in major centres around the world. Notable graduates include John and Patricia Patkau, Richard Henriquez, John C. Parkin, Etienne Gaboury, Bill Allen and Harry Seidler, who won the 1996 Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal.
Visit the UM Alumni web page to learn more about the university’s alumni community and to find out about the benefits and services available exclusively to UM alumni.
There are no Faculty of Architecture reunions planned at this time. If you are interested in planning one, please contact:
Read our complete guide to planning reunions at the University of Manitoba (PDF). It’s easier than you think!
NETWORK is an annual publication of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
The Faculty of Architecture aspires to offer widely recognized and highly valued design and planning undergraduate and graduate programs that promote a respectful, collegial, interdisciplinary culture of teaching, scholarship, and service within the University and beyond.
NETWORK is circulated to Faculty of Architecture alumni all over the world, and professional and industry firms throughout Western Canada. NETWORK welcomes articles, comments, and information related to issues affecting the design community.
Barkman concrete design competition
Concrete is familiar and grey. But concrete has amazing properties! Every year Barkman Concrete Ltd. honours pre-cast design proposals of students that challenge and celebrate the material. The Barkman concrete design competition is unique among faculty-wide design competitions since it promotes communication between industry, educators and students.
The call for entries aims at establishing prizes (total money of $3000) generously donated by Barkman Concrete Ltd. as part of their Scholarship Fund for students in the Faculty / Department of Landscape Architecture.
The Barkman Concrete design competition is open to any student enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba (in the 2021-2022 academic year) and is a required assignment for students in EVLU 4002. Team entries are welcome. Only one design per team or person is allowed.
Students are to submit scale drawings (plans and sections) as well as a perspective or axonometry of the proposed concrete products. In addition to this, dimensions of each proposed unit are required. Explanations of the anticipated fabrication method are to be included on the boards.
Layout: design board, 24 x 36-inch surface area
Submission form: 1 pdf-file
Submissions can be uploaded here
Schedule and adjudication
Explanation of project 1:30pm - 2:15pm Wed. Sept 29, 2021
Review of draft, via zoom 11:30am - 2:15pm, Wed. Nov 24, 2021
Submission, via (OneDrive) 11:30am - Wed. December 1, 2021
Adjudication Friday, December 3 2021
A jury of Barkman Concrete representatives will undertake the adjudication on December 3, 2021.
Intellectual Property developed during competition will be managed under the University’s Intellectual Property Policy. Barkman Concrete will retain the duplicate copy of submissions for their records and will enter into a compensation agreement with the designer(s) and the University before commencing any commercial production on the basis of their design.
For further information please contact Professor John Harper
SiAF student design competition
The Department of Biosystems Engineering, with formal ties to both the Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences and the Price Faculty of Engineering, is committed to the establishment of a Sustainability-in-Action Facility (SiAF) that will be available to the University of Manitoba community for experiential learning and demonstration opportunities in areas of sustainability.
The design competition is initiated by the Department of Biosystems Engineering and organized in collaboration with the Department of Landscape Architecture and the Partners Program in the Faculty of Architecture.
For more info visit: SiAF Student Design Competition page
Room 212 John A. Russell Building
84 Curry Place (if using courier)
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2