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5468796 Architecture Inc. honored with a 2024 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture

June 22, 2024 — 

The team at 5468796 Architecture, consisting in its entirety of UM graduates, along with principals Colin Neufeld [BEnvD/00, MArch/03], Johanna Hurme [BEnvD/99, MArch/02] and Sasa Radulovic [BEnvD/99, MArch/03] were honored with a 2024 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for their Winnipeg Pumphouse project.  

The Governor General’s Medal in Architecture is awarded every two years to recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects of any size, type and geographical location by Canadian architects.  

“Pumphouse is a mixed-use rehabilitation project in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. After 14 attempts to revitalize the historic structure, 5468796 Architecture saved the site from demolition by crafting a development model and a financial pro-forma, and connecting the right combination of development and tenant parties. Two interventions made the project viable: repurposing the original gantry crane rail to suspend a ‘floating floor’ above the equipment below; and proposing a residential block on the 40-foot sliver of site between the historic building and Waterfront Drive. Approaching the pumphouse as a “found object”, flanked by multi-family residential components and weaving public space between, the site was brought back to life.” [source:]

For more information on the Pumphouse project visit:

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