Warming Huts v2023 Jury

Bob Somers - Founding Juror

Bob Somers grew up skateboarding, making use of Winnipeg’s unloved urban environments. He later toured Canada in rock bands while absorbing the vast and diverse Canadian landscape over and over and over again. As a Landscape Architect, Bob continues to maintain his varied interests and his enthusiasm for working within teams to create experiences for all people to enjoy.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1997 and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture in 2002 (both from the University of Manitoba), Bob joined Scatliff + Miller + Murray (SMM) in 2000 after seven years in the horticultural industry. With SMM, Bob was afforded the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting projects Winnipeg had seen in decades. Now as a Principal at Scatliff + Miller + Murray, Bob has continually demonstrated the benefits of investing in landscape architecture with a number of CSLA award winning projects for his clients including Waterfront Drive, The Plaza @ The Forks, East Side Road Revegetation, and Wascana Landscape Irrigation Master Plan. Bob is a champion for his local community, winning the 2007 Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Initiative Award, an honour given for volunteer initiative on bold urban strategies developed with the business community and was recognized in 2019 by being inducted into the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects College of Fellows. Among many volunteer roles, he has volunteered his time as the founding President of the Skateboard Coalition of Manitoba, served for 4 years as President of Manitoba Music and is currently the President Elect for the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

Johanna Hurme - Founding Juror

Johanna is a co-founder and managing partner of 5468796 Architecture in Winnipeg, Canada. She studied at the Helsinki University of Technology and holds Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture (FAUM).

Over the past fifteen years the firm has focused on housing in all its forms and ownership models, urban design, walkable communities and the public domain. 546’s work has been awarded with numerous recognitions nationally and internationally, and published in over 200 books and publications. In 2012, Johanna Co-curated Migrating Landscapes, Canada’s official entry to the Venice Biennale in Architecture, and in 2013 she spearheaded 546’s Table for Twelve, the Professional Prix de Rome Award project in Architecture for Canada. She was named Fellow of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2017.

In addition to practice Johanna is an activist and an advocate, having initiated and co-created spearheaded number of design related events and programs, including Table for 12 + 1200, Chair Your Idea, Design Quarter Winnipeg, and Walk-Winnipeg. She is past Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, currently on the Executive Board of RAIC I Architecture Canada and a member of the International Council of the New-York based Van Alen Institute. She has taught design at the University of Manitoba, Toronto, Montreal and in 2019 she was named visiting Professor-Morgenstern Chair at the College of Architecture, IIT, Chicago. Most recently she was invited to teach at the Cornell University as the Gensler Visiting Critic. Johanna lectures extensively and is co-author of ‘Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities’ (2018), and 'platform:MIDDLE', Housing for the 99%, to be published in 2023.  

Mike Scatliff - Founding Juror

Mike is a landscape architect and founding partner of Scatliff + Miller + Murray, one of the leading urban design firms in Canada. His strength is concept development and vision planning, setting the stage for new development and engaging local leaders in urban development ideas. Mike led the team that won the 1st prize in Winnipeg’s first International Ideas Competition (Waterfron Drive), and the team that won the Top Honor from the Waterfront Center in Washington DC, competing against 10 other finalists from around the world (Assiniboine Riverwalk). Recent projects include master planning for: Railside at The Forks; Naawi-Oodena (former Kapyong Barracks); and UM Properties Southwood Lands; the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Mike has chaired the jury for the Forks Warming Huts Competition since inception, and has been an invited ‘artist’ for a warming hut submission and the ‘windsock’ installations (during Civid19).

Sasa Radulovic - Founding Juror

Born in Sarajevo, Former Yugoslavia in 1972. Studied Architecture at universities of Sarajevo and Belgrade. Immigrated to Canada in 1996. Worked with Cohlmeyer Architecture from 1996 - 2007 [Associate]. Received Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 2003.

Co-founded 5468796 Architecture with Johanna Hurme in 2007, now an internationally renowned 22-person firm. Past projects include Old Market Square Stage, 62M [Flying Saucer / UFO], Avenue Building on Portage, RAILSIDE concept plan development at the FORKS. Globally recognized as one of 21 architectural offices to watch in 21st century. In Canada honoured with three Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.

Co-curated Migrating Landscapes in 2012 Canada’s official entry to the Venice Biennale in Architecture. Active board member with the Van Alan Institute International Council of Design Leaders and the Partners Program at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture. Teaches architectural theory and design at the University of Manitoba, held a Morgenstern chair position at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and taught at the University of Toronto, and University de Montréal. Named Fellow of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2017.

Initiated and co-created a number of local design celebrating events and programs — On the Boards, the Forks Warming Huts international design competition and the RAIC 2014 Architecture Fringe Festival — all of which foster public appreciation of architecture. Key contributor to Winnipeg’s design culture, and an energetic ambassador for Canadian architecture in the global sphere. Helped shape the current architectural landscape of Winnipeg, Canada, and beyond by engaging the public through built work and advocacy projects at 5468796 Architecture. 

Guest Community Juror: Kirby Cote

Kirby Cote is a visually impaired athlete who represented Canada at three Paralympic Games. These days she delights in creating accessible and inclusive spaces through her roles with Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba and Winnipeg Trails. She values opportunities to cultivate community and connections so that everyone has the opportunity to be active.

Guest Community Juror: Rachelle Lemieux

Rachelle Lemieux is an architect with Red River Métis ancestry. With 13 years of experience, Rachelle excels in leveraging architecture as a vehicle for social change. Her project work includes public consultation, project schematic, design development, construction documents, and contract administration. Having stayed firmly rooted in her Indigenous heritage, Rachelle strives to incorporate Indigenous values and knowledges within design.

Rachelle actively dedicates time outside of work for the promotion of Indigenous design and architecture across Canada, and for the improvement of the architectural profession. She served a three-year term as the Canadian Director Representing Interns and Intern Architects for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Rachelle is also a founder of the RAIC Emerging Practitioners. She has been instrumental on various architectural and design competition juries, was also part of the 2015 Accreditation Team for the Dalhousie School of Architecture and University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture Headship Search Committee. Rachelle has presented at the Métis Architecture and Design Symposium at the McEwen School of Architecture, was selected by The Mitchell Art Gallery's Summer Residency focused on Metis design and has worked with the Canadian Government in an Architectural Advisory role to the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative. Some of Rachelle’s accolades include winning the 2014 RAIC Urban Marker Competition, receiving the 2015 College of Fellows Centennial Fund for Interns, and most recently a 2022 Prairie Design Award of Merit.

Guest Community Juror: Susan Ainley

A self-described Warming Hut super-fan, Susan Ainley is delighted to have been selected to join the Warming Huts Jury this year as a guest judge. Since moving back to Winnipeg from Red Deer, Alberta, she has learned to embrace winter thanks to the Warming Huts that provide a fun destination for her to explore on her fat bike. Susan works in Marketing and Communications for a national brand based out of Winnipeg.

Guest Student Juror: Lisbeth Hildebrand

Lisbeth Hildebrand is a student at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, currently completing her bachelors of Environmental Design. For the 2021 and 2022 Warming Huts, Lisbeth was a part of the Faculty of Architectures’ student group creating the Sharing Circle, Seating Portal, and A Warmer Place.