M J | architecture – North American Wood Design Award!

Original Press Release

We are happy to announce that M J | architecture has received a citation award for the CP Harbour House from the North American Wood Design Awards Program sponsored by Wood Design & Building magazine.  Note that we received the award under previous office name of McMinn + Janzen Studio.

Off to the National MLO Exhibition!

I recently entered a competition put on by the latest team chosen to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale for Architecture.  The team, calling themselves MLO (Migrating Landscapes Organizer), asked entrants to discuss the relationship between their migration story and the un/settling feeling of dwelling.  There were two mediums of expression required  – a video and a model.  I have received news that my entry will be proceeding from the regional exhibition to the national exhibition which will open March 15th, 2012 in Winnipeg.

Photo Credit Michele Friesen.

My video entry can be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9TDMe-kLZ4.

Globe and Mail – Rattray Marsh House

It is now almost a couple months old, but the Rattray Marsh House was published in the Globe and Mail.  A big thanks to Dave LeBlanc for writing about the house and interviewing both John and I, as well as the clients.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/dave-leblanc/a-lofty-suburban-mississauga-home/article2256548/