University of Manitoba Day Care Addition Site Tour

MMP is currently in the construction stage, acting as primary consultant, for the University of Manitoba’s Day Care expansion project. The addition, a space to accommodate 74 additional children, was needed to ensure the high demand for child care at the Fort Garry Campus could be met.

On Monday August 20, 2108, MMP staff had the opportunity to visit the new 6,800 square foot addition at the University’s Fort Garry campus. MMP Architect and Contract administrator, Kristin Szuminsky showed staff around the construction site pointing out interesting details, construction issues and solutions, and sustainability features throughout the project. With an anticipated project completion this fall, the site tour provided an excellent behind-the-scenes look and learning opportunity for all who attended.

Special thanks to Kristin for the tour and access to what will soon be a bright and welcoming space for 74 lucky children. Please see above for a few tour photos and stay tuned for final photos this fall.


University of Manitoba Day Care Project Team
Project Architect: Chris Daly
Director of Design: Russell Krepart
Managing Architect: Marty Kuilman
Contract Administration: Kristin Szuminsky
Lead Interior Designer: Jessica Kost
Senior Technician: Tam Nguyen

Hippo CMMS Renovations

Hippo CMMS, MMP’s sister company, is not your average Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) business. With their renovation of the 4th floor at 123 Bannatyne Ave., the Hippo Management team hoped to provide an uplifting and creative workspace for their 20 young and energetic staff. The overall concept was to maintain the character of the 100 year old building while providing a modern industrial feel.

The Hippo CMMS team moved from their temporary space into their new space last week. Their newly renovated office now features multiple gathering spaces and breakout rooms for casual meetings, a large boardroom for more formal meetings, and height adjustable desks for all staff. The renovation ties in Hippo’s brand identity through the inclusion of a number of feature walls in Hippo blue, as well as through a 75+ foot mural painted by Winnipeg’s Grafitti Gallery curator and artistic director, Pat Lazo.

Please see above for a few photos of the newly renovated Hippo CMMS space.


Hippo CMMS Renovation Team
Principal Architect: Chris Daly
Director of Design: Russell Krepart
Interior Designer / Contract Administration: Kristin Reischek
Senior Technologist: Mike Karakas

MMP has Moved!

On June 15, 2018 MMP officially handed over the keys to our home of nearly 14 years, 214 McDermot Ave. As renovations of our new office space are not quite finished, we’ll be working in a temporary space on the second floor of our new building at 123 Bannatyne for most of the summer. Stay tuned for some project pictures and updates in the coming weeks!

Please see above for a few photos of a very empty looking 214 McDermot Ave.

McNally Robinson Forks Marketplace

In late 2017, MMP was hired by McNally Robinson Booksellers to design and develop their new 850sf second floor retail space at the Forks Marketplace. The intention of the design of the space was to provide the feel of a traditional bookstore within a more streamlined, modern aesthetic. It was important to owners Chris Hall and Lori Baker that the space would be designed to feel like a familiar extension of their existing Grant Park store.

Because the back of the store features windows that overlook one of the atrium spaces, special attention was given to the quality of light in the space. A layout was chosen that allows patrons views through the store to the windows beyond. The bright and open interior was further emphasized through integration of white shelving, providing a background that allow the books to be the key focus in the space. The interior and exterior millwork, as well as McNally Robinson’s signature green is used throughout the space as a nod to the existing store and to their brand identity.

The resulting space features a mix of traditional and contemporary elements, providing a familiar and comfortable, yet modern feel. The store offers a carefully curated selection of best sellers and new releases, with special attention given to indigenous and local writing. The store has had a constant flow of visitors since opening in February 2018, and plans are already being made to expand further into part of the adjoining space formerly leased by Sydney’s restaurant.

Please see above for a few photos of the newly renovated space. In addition, a feature in the Winnipeg Free Press can be found here, and more information on store hours of operation can be found here.  


McNally Robinson Forks Marketplace Project Team
Principal Architect: Chris Daly
Interior Designer / Contract Administration: Hailey Connor

University of Manitoba Scotiabank Technology Centre Renovations

The Scotiabank Technology Centre is a large state-of-the-art computer facility located within the Asper School of Business’ Drake Centre at the University of Manitoba. The renovation of the existing computer lab and an adjacent classroom was completed by MMP Architects to allow for project completion that aligned to the start of the fall 2017 semester.

Renovations to the space were based on the MIT’s TEAL (Technology Enable Active Learning) teaching format that merges lectures, simulations, and hands-on experiments to create a collaborative learning experience. Achieving this style of teaching in the new space required extensive electrical coordination amongst the project team. The newly renovated facility houses 72 computer stations, which are arranged in pods of 4 to allow for collaborative group work. A centralized podium gives the instructor the ability to display relevant lecture information on the LCD monitors throughout the space, as well as on each of the student monitors, and also allows the instructor to access lighting and sound controls. A movable partition was also installed in the centre of the space to allow for part of the lab to be open to students while smaller classes are in session.

The resulting fully accessible space is flexible for instructors, students, and administration alike. The newly renovated Scotiabank Technology Centre will be a valuable space for teaching and learning for many years to come.


Albert D. Cohen Management Library Project Team
Principal Architect: Chris Daly
Managing Architect: Marty Kuilman
Lead Architect / Contract Administration: Kristin Szuminsky
Lead Interior Designer: Jessica Kost
Technician: Tam Nguyen