Faculty of Architecture Student Warming Hut offers respite for Winnipeg’s Homeless Community
This year the students from the Faculty of Architecture worked closely with local organizations, respecting public health protocols, to ensure their project helped to provide warmth to those most in need. Their projects moved from the Forks where the designs are traditionally installed and instead focused on two sites in Winnipeg’s downtown. At Thunderbird House, a Sharing Circle was developed, and at the new Main Street Project site, located in the former Mitchell Fabrics building, a seating portal was built.
“The Faculty of Architecture is excited to be continuing our involvement in the Warming Huts tradition,” says Karen Wilson Baptist, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Architecture. “We are especially thrilled that the students, led by Eduardo Aquino and Peter Hargraves, took this opportunity to focus on the ongoing issues around homelessness in our City. This type of experiential education enhances what our students are taught in the design studio and we are thankful to The Forks for allowing us to be part of this exciting event”.