Celebrated Canadian Architect to Present Her Work

February 6th, 2015

Acclaimed Canadian Architect Johanna Hurme, a founding partner of the Winnipeg based firm, 5468796 Architecture, will present and discuss her work at the Essex Library on Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. The Rice Design Alliance of Houston recently deemed “546” to be “one of the most talented young design firms worldwide.”

Ms. Hurme’s portfolio encompasses residential, cultural, civic and even marine projects, among them “The Cube,” which is a gleaming open-air performance venue set against the backdrop of historic warehouses in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. She has also taught design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba since 2007.

In the past seven years the firm’s work has skyrocketed to national and international acclaim. It has garnered numerous awards, including Progressive Architecture Awards; Awards for Emerging Architecture & Future Project Award from the Architectural Review; and Awards of Excellence from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. It was featured in Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard issue and represented Canada at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Johanna came to Canada from Finland 20 years ago, earning her Masters of Architecture and establishing 5468796 Architecture with Sasa Radulovic in 2007. Working around a single table, the practice unites the diverse knowledge and experience of twelve young professionals. The firm believes that there are opportunities for exploration within every budget, and that each client, user and civic environment deserves an outcome that advances architecture.

Her talk is free and part of the Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, which is one of many programs that are offered regularly by the Essex Library. Please call the library at (860) 767-1560 to register. Sponsored by Centerbrook Architects, the series is in its seventh year.