Award Showcase: New Construction

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Duration: 1 Hour
Time: Atlantic 2PM-3PM, Eastern 1PM-2PM, Central 12PM-1PM, Mountain 11AM-12PM, Pacific 10AM-11AM
Location: Online via Zoom 
*Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place.

Event description

On December 6 we’ll explore 2023’s New Construction award winner: Manitou a bi Bii daziigae. Join members of the award-winning project team for an overview presentation on this project and a fireside chat.

In their own words, “Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae is a true design innovation – and a micro-powerplant. The project’s Charter led us to strive for an inspiring space, adaptive re-use, a dynamic social space intended to create ‘collisions by design.’ Technically, the Charter prescribed high-performance, low thermal bridging, low EUI associated with a suite of energy-saving measures, but the design team went further.”

Learn how the team researched, developed, and applied an innovative BIPV cladding; applied the principals of carbon reduction to system selection; incorporated Indigenous art; developed an inspiring space that unifies a 20,000 square foot heritage warehouse with a new 80,000 square foot centre for innovation. 

Award Sponsor

Panelists and Presenters

Michael Leckman - Principal, B. Arch DEC Arch MRAIC, Diamond Schmitt Architects
Sydney Browne - Principal, B.Arch, BESc, AAA, NBAA, MAA, OAA, LEED AP, FRAIC, Diamond Schmitt Architects 
Gabe Derksen - Partner, M. Arch, MAA, AIBC, LEED AP, Number TEN Architectural Group

Host and Moderator: Daniel Beaudin-Hall, Outreach & Engagement Specialist, Market Engagement, CAGBC. 






About Manitou a bi Bii daziigae 
Manitou a bi Bii daziigae translates from Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) to where the creator sits and brings light. This 100,00 sq. ft. building represents Indigenous knowledge, teachings, and traditions while also blending modernity and heritage. Through its adaptive re-use of the historically designated Scott Fruit building and a four-story addition connected to Red River College Polytechnic’s Roblin Centre, Manitou a bi Bii daziigae offers a template of how to maintain the character of historical buildings while improving performance. The new building features a dynamic envelope of photovoltaic glass, generating energy and changing color based on weather and viewing angle. Inside, the design incorporates diverse light-filled spaces and Indigenous design elements and artwork.

Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place. Recordings of this event will not be available to registrants following the live session.

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12/6/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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