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Globe and Mail: ‘They make icons’

June 20, 2014 — 

The Globe and Mail recently profiled our alumni who are designing iconic buildings in Winnipeg. The architecture writer focused on the firm 5468796, which is just seven years old, and its three partners relatively young: the Finnish-born Johanna Hurme is 38; the Bosnian-born Sasa Radulovic, 41; and Colin Neufeld, 38.

“They met as students at the University of Manitoba’s well-regarded architecture school,” the reporter notes.

“They’ve won Canadian and international architecture awards, consistent attention from design blogs, and a partnership with a New York think tank. And they’ve done so while smashing preconceptions about what is possible for their city and their profession. “I think we’re a bit naive,” says Radulovic, “and we work not to let go of that. If the answer is ‘No,’ we ask, ‘Why not?’”

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