5468796 Architecture, Winnipeg, Canada
5468796 Architecture Inc.

5468796 is a Winnipeg-based studio that engages in all aspects and scales of architecture and design. Established in 2007, the office emerged in response to an extremely conservative civic environment where private developers are largely concerned with the bottom line and unconventional ideas are always measured against safer or cheaper options.

Collectively, the firm believes that there are no ‘great project briefs’ and that it is the responsibility of the architect to find opportunities for exploration within even the most unremarkable project outline. Through our work, they have also discovered that the ability to deal and work with municipal regulations, to understand the finances and costs of all building systems and to use resourcefulness and innovation in order to achieve more with less are all essential skills in our architectural practice.

While 5468796’s architecture always begins and operates within the parameters and realities of site, market and economy, the team also believes that every project, client, user and civic environment - regardless of budget - deserves an outcome that advances architecture in some way. Recent recognitions include a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture and an Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award for Bloc_10, PA Awards for Bond Tower and BGBX, an Architectural Review Future Projects Award for youCUBE, a Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Award of Excellence for OMS Stage, featured projects in Twenty + Change 02 / 03, and Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence for three consecutive years. 5468796 was one of ten firms featured in the 2011 Design Vanguard issue of Architectural Record, and was selected by The Architectural League NY to participate in their 2012 Emerging Voices lecture series.

The office makes design advocacy an ongoing pursuit through critical practice, professorships at the University of Manitoba, and various public engagements. In 2012, 5468796 co-curated Migrating Landscapes, Canada's official submission to the Venice Biennale in Architecture.

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