|Address:||233 Kennedy Street|
|Original Use:||Medical offices|
|Architects:||Moody Moore Duncan Rattray Peters Searle Christie|
|Firms:||Moody Moore Duncan Rattray Peters Searle Christie|
|Engineers:||D.E. Cross (Structural)|
R.I. Tibbs (Electrical)
|Contractors:||Bird Construction Ltd.|
John A. Flanders Ltd. (Developer)
In 1971, local architectural firm Moody Moore Duncan Rattray Peters Searle Christie submitted a joint proposal, with Bird Construction, for the design and construction of the Medical Arts Building, 233 Kennedy Street. This unusual strategy (the first time it had occurred in Winnipeg) circumvents conventional practice, where the architectural firm responds to a proposal and the selected firm’s design is then bid on construction firms.
The Medical Arts Building that stands today is the second medical arts building. The first building was constructed in 1922 - 1923 and designed by John D. Atchison.
At the time of construction, The Medical Arts Building was the largest medical office in Winnipeg, and currently contains the offices of approximately 200 medical and dental practitioners. During the opening the building had two pharmacies and two optical dispensaries on the ground floor.