Department of Architecture
305A Architecture 2 Building
56 Curry Place
University of Manitoba
(Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M6
M. Arch., Manitoba
Professor Enns works across disciplines on a wide range of research and creative projects. Maintaining an active architecture practice, curating exhibitions, producing publications, and lecturing widely, he explores new territories of design innovation in architecture, urban design, product design, interdisciplinary creative practice, and digital technology. Professor Enns is a Senior Fellow at St. John’s College - an independent constituent college of the University of Manitoba - and has been appointed to the College Council. He has been Seconded (40%) to the University of Winnipeg as Director, CISCO Innovation Centre for Collaborative Technologies, the University of Winnipeg since 2012.
Professor Enns was a member of the Architect Selection Committee for the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) Inuit Art Centre, and serves on the WAG Board of Governors. He has produced interactive installations at the University of Texas at Austin (2010) and the University of Lapland (2011/2012), exploring immersive and media-rich spatial experience. These installations included dense layers of 8 channel spatial audio programming.
Professor Enns collaborated with Dr. Serena Kashavjee on the Manitoba Modernist Architecture: 1945-1975 Exhibition at the WAG and the well-known book - Winnipeg Modernist Architecture: 1945-1975 – its second printing is almost sold out.
Mining Location J.O. 180: Experimental Buildings at Shoal Lake – a comprehensive overview of 20 years of design, fabrication and documentation on an island in Shoal Lake, Ontario - was published by the Center for American Architecture and Design, School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin (2014), edited by Kevin Alter.
Professor Enns served as Chair of the Editorial Board of MOSAIC: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal with Dr. Dawne McCance as Editor from 2000 to 2017.
Professor Enns has been researching Pre-Fab Architecture as a means of integrating high quality sustainable off-site construction techniques specifically for remote sites. Projects at Crow’s Nest Pass, Alberta (2010), and Treaty Island, Lake-of-the-Woods (2012) have been completed. A Master Plan and a series of energy efficient housing units for the IISD / Experimental Lakes Area are in development. The first two of a series of Low-Carbon Living Units were completed in 2016. With the exception of a dual glycol/hot water boiler and cook top, these Units operate entirely on solar energy, including appliances, lighting, radiant floor heating pump, and communications and control systems. This active infrastructure is further supported by passive solar gain, high insulation values, compact and efficient spaces, wood stoves, and triple glazed windows. The Units operate year-round.
His practice is active, including Architecture, Urban Design, Product Design, Media, Publication and Exhibition Design and Curation.
Future Studio: An Elective Course in Digital Technology for Undergraduate Architecture Option Students
Strange Spaces, Iceland
Your Own Harbour, Reykjavik Harbour, Iceland
MB Department of Architecture:
Light & Sound, Space & Span: Production & Collaboration Facilities for Iceland's Creative Economy
MB Department of Architecture + U. Texas at Austin School of Architecture Studio: Reykjavik Harbour, Iceland
Live + Work
Two Special Topics Courses: Hosted by EQ3
New Iceland: Designs for a Settlement Strategy on Iceland’s North Atlantic Frontier at Hofsòs
MB Department of Architecture + U. Texas at Austin School of Architecture Studio
Strange Spaces: Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland (November 2015)
Strange Spaces, MAKE, Winnipeg, Canada (March, April, 2016)
Mass Market Alternatives (Nov. 2017 - Jan. 2018)
John Szot Studio, Brooklyn, New York