Cibinel Architects is a mid-size consulting office offering personalized service to institutional, recreational, corporate, cultural, and commercial clients. We have grown into a respected design studio with an international reputation for green building expertise, and attract clients looking for leading edge solutions to building projects.
We focus on projects that embody a message, and are experienced in creating architecture with meaning. We enjoy getting to know our clients and their communities and crafting this understanding into a building with unique cultural and expressive meaning. The resulting architecture is an expression of what is most important to the client and an embodiment of functionality as it relates to their needs.
We take a holistic look at the project and its site – the cultural, social, and economic environment; our client’s functional and unique needs; budget and schedule constraints; detail development and construction techniques; as well as the overall mission of our client and post-occupancy satisfaction. It is this understanding that guides the design through to a responsive solution.
Our staff is both multi-dimensional and integrated. Our team includes both senior level architects and recent graduates, three senior technical specialists, an in-house interior designer, graphics specialists, administrative and support personnel, and four LEED accredited professionals.
2011 Canadian Architect Magazine, June Issue, "Floating on Water"
2011 Doors Open Winnipeg Awards, Best Restoration, Wesley Hall, U of W
2011 Award Magazine, June Issue, "Brandon Fire Hall #1"
2011 Canadian Architect Magazine, January Issue, "Manitoba's CentrePlace pavilion acknowledged
at Prairie Wood Design Awards"
2010 Design Exchange Award Honourable Mention for Commercial Architecture, H2Office
2010 Award Magazine, October Issue "Len Evans Centre of Trades & Technology"
2010 Jury's Choice Award, Prairie Wood Design Awards, CentrePlace Manitoba
2010 SAB Magazine, Nov/Dec Issue, "Design of short lifespan building takes creative thinking"
2010 Municipal/Recreational Wood Design Award, Prairie Wood Design Awards, CentrePlace Manitoba
2010 Prairie Design Award of Excellence, H2Office
2010 Prairie Design Award of Merit, Apotex Centre, Faculty of Pharmacy, U of M
2010 World Architecture News, Commercial Architecture Awards Long-List, H2Office
2010 CAE Canadian Architecture Edition Magazine, Edition One, "Apotex Centre"
2010 CAE Canadian Architecture Edition Magazine, Edition One, "CentrePlace Manitoba"
2010 Upword Magazine, "Assiniboine Community College: the synergy of Old and New"
2009 VANOC Sustainability Star, CentrePlace Manitoba
2009 F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Award of Merit, Brandon Fire Hall
2009 Behlen Industries Top Specialty Design Award, Brandon University Physical Plant
2008 Prairie Design Award of Merit, Spirit Way
2007 Manitoba Tourism Award for Product Development, Spirit Way
2007 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence, Convocation Hall, U of W
2007 Manitoba Hydro Spirit of the Earth Award, Spirit Way
2006 Manitoba Tourism Award for Partnership, Spirit Way
2006 Masonry Design Awards - Award of Excellence, Wesley Hall, U of W
2006 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence, Wesley Hall, U of W
2006 Building Magazine Out of the Box Awards, Red River College
2006 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Urban Design Award, Red River College
2004 City Crossings International Design Competition 1st Place
in joint venture with Janet Rosenburg & Associates
2004 Society for College and University Planning
Honor Award, Excellence in Planning, Red River College
2004 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence, Red River College
2003 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award of Excellence, Red River College
2003 Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award
Best Project Overall, Red River College
2002 Green Building Challenge 2002 (Oslo, Norway) ranked 5th in the World, Red River College
2000 C-2000 (NRCan) Largest C-2000 project in Canada, Red River College
2000 Heritage Winnipeg Preservation Award for Excellence, Heritage Centre
2000 The Manitoba Association of Architects Masonry Design Awards 2000, Original Building/Clark Hall
2000 National Research Council Canada Energy Efficiency Award, 2000
Most energy efficient new building in Canada, Northwood Lodge
2000 CBIP (Commercial Building Incentive Program) financial award, Northwood Lodge