2023 Winner: Sustainability Solutions / Approaches
Initiative: Reimagining the Built Environment
Vivian Manasc leads Reimagine, a global Architectural and Engineering Studio, with studios in Edmonton, Calgary and the EU. She is a Fellow and Past President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and has served on the Executive of many professional organizations across Canada for over 30 years. Vivian is known as a pioneer in advancing regenerative and sustainable design in Alberta. Her strong belief in creating sustainable design processes in urban and rural Alberta has led to the design of many notable projects.
Vivian’s vision and skill in facilitating the design process that enables successful projects such as the LEED Gold Water Centre in Calgary, Calgary’s EOC, the new Cultural Gathering Centre at Métis Crossing and urban revitalization projects such as the reimagined WSP Place in Edmonton and Allard Hall at MacEwan University. Vivian earned her degree in architecture at McGill University in 1977 and a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Alberta. After she started her architecture practice in Edmonton, Vivian was resolved to co-create design of structures with community. As such, she has designed with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities since 1985. In 2017, Vivian was inducted to the Alberta Order of Excellence, which is the highest honour of the Province of Alberta