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Manitoba Hydro Place

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manitoba Hydro

KPMB Architects (design architects), Architecture49 (formerly Smith Carter Architects & Engineers) (executive architect), Transsolar (specialist energy/climate engineer), Prairie Architects Inc. (advocate architect)


695,250 ft² / 64,590 m²

Project Type
Office, Tower

LEED® Platinum certified

Bruce Kuwabara (partner-in-charge), Luigi LaRocca (senior associate), John Peterson (project architect), Kael Opie (project architect), Lucy Timbers, Glenn MacMullin, Ramon Janer, Javier Uribe, Taymoore Balbaa, Steven CaseyClementine Chang, Chu Dongzhu, Virginia Dos Reis, Andrew Dyke, Omar Gandhi, Bettina Herz, Eric Ho, Tanya Keigan, Steven Kopp, John Lee, Norm Li, Eric Johnson, Andrea Macaroun, Rob Micacchi, Lauren Poon, Rachel Stecker, Matt Storus, Richard Unterthiner, Dustin Valen, Francesco Valente-Gorjup, Marnie Williams, William Wilmotte, Paulo Zasso

Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Team
Jim Yamashita (partner-in-charge), Rick Linley (project director), Glen Klym (project manager), Al Coppinger, John Crocker, Colin Reed, Ron Pidwerbesky, Kirk McLean, Matt Baker, Neil Hulme, Phil Harmes, Stephane Chappellaz, Richard Chan, Dallas Ptosnick, Brad Cove, Stephen Londrey, Ron Martin, Charlene Kroll, Daryl Hnylycia, Sheila Reenders, Lynne Richardson

Transsolar Team
Thomas Auer, Alex Knirsch, Helmut Meyer, Nicole Kuhnert, David White

Prairie Architects Team
Dudley Thompson, Crystal Bornais, Dennis Kwan, Teresa da Costa Neubauer

Crosier Kilgour & Partners (structural), Halcrow Yolles (structural), AECOM (mechanical, electrical), Integrated Designs (commissioning), Groundsolar Energy Technologies (geothermal), Omicron Consulting Group (geothermal), Pivotal Lighting Design (lighting), Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram (landscape), Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (landscape), Leber | Rubes (life safety), Brook Van Dalen & Associates Ltd. (building envelope), Soberman Engineering (elevator), Aercoustics Engineering Ltd. (acoustics), RWDI (microclimate), Hanscomb (quantity surveyor), Wardrop Engineering (municipal and site services), ND Lea Engineers & Planners (traffic, access and parking), UMA Engineering in partnership with Dyregrov Consultants (geotechnical, hydrogeologist), Dan Euser Water architecture (water feature)

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Tom Arban, Gerry Kopelow, Nic Lehoux, Maris Mezulis

2014 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence
2014 Ontario Association of Architects Sustainable Design Excellence Award
2013 Green Dot Award
2012 Green Good Design Award
2012 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence
2011 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Innovation in Architecture
2010 The American Institute of Architects -The Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Green Projects Award
2010 Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine Award, Project Winner
2010 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Urban Design Award
2010 Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, Canadian Consulting Engineering Award – Buildings
2009 Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Best Tall Building Award – Americas
2009 Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award
2009 Archdaily Building of the Year – Category: Offices
2008 International Building Skin-tech (IBS) Award, Highly Commended
2006 MIPIM Architectural Review Awards – Commended for Innovation
2006 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

The Winnipeg Freepress, April 2022
Canadian Modern Architecture – 1967 to the present, October 2019
Forbes, August 2019 
Popular Mechanics, August 2019 
Canadian Architect, April 2019 
Arch20, January 2019 
Divisare, May 2018
ARCHITECT, April 2018
Green Building Advisor, March 2017
Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Building, 2015
Performative Skyscrapers Tall Building Design Now, 2014
OAA Perspectives, The Sustainable Architect, Fall 2014
Winnipeg Free Press, April 2014
Igloo Magazine, September 2011
The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design, 2011
The Sourcebook of Contemporary Green Architecture, 2010
Architectural Record, July 2010
Canadian Architect, January 2010
North American Electric Reliability Corporation, September 2009
PLEA 2009, June 2009
Harvard Design Magazine, Summer 2009
Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture, 2008
XIA International Magazine, 2008
Ourtopias: cities and the role of design, August 2008
Architecture and Detail Magazine, February 2008
Twin Cities Business, February 2008
SAB Mag: Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine, January/February 2008
XIA Intelligente Architektur, January 2007
Canadian Architect, December 2006