|Address:||135 Lombard Avenue|
|Original Use:||Office building|
|Other Work:||2010, Renovations by Number Ten Architectural Group|
|Firms:||Waisman, Ross and Associates|
|Contractors:||A. A. Akman Construction|
|Tours:||Part of the QR Code Tour|
135 Lombard Avenue was constructed in 1953 and designed by Charles Faurer and Alan Waisman for the international grain company Northern Sales. A fine example of modernist design in Winnipeg, the building is an elegant, well-balanced composition of low, single-storey volumes finished in light-coloured brick and glass. Many aspects of the design echo the form of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s seminal work of early modern architecture, the Barcelona Pavilion of 1928-29.
Northern Sales operated from 135 Lombard Avenue until 2000. Ten years later, in 2010, the building was sold to Sigurdson McFadden Benefits and Pensions / Sigurdson Financial Group, who orchestrated a renovation of the building, conducted by Number Ten Architectural Group.