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Johanna Hurme

Biography

Johanna Hurme co-founded the Winnipeg-based practice 5468796 Architecture with Sasa Radulovic in 2007. Originally from Finland, Johanna immigrated to Canada in 1996, where she obtained her Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture (FAUM). Johanna brings an editorial eye to all of 5468796's work and is an intuitive thinker, often setting the conceptual tone for 5468796's project. Working around a single table, the firm of 20 has achieved national and international recognition and its work has been published in over 200 books and publications, including the 2020 DOMUS top 50 Guide.

As a project architect, Johanna has spearheaded projects like youCUBE [Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, MIPIM and Premier Architecture Award recipient], Hedge housing and Migrating Landscapes which represented Canada at the 13th Architectural Biennale in Venice. She is currently leading several mixed-use projects in Alberta and was shortlisted for the 2017 International Moira Gemmill prize for Women in Architecture. In addition to practice, Johanna has spearheaded a number of design related events and programs, including Table for 12 + 1200, Chair Your Idea, One Bucket at a Time Winnipeg, Design Quarter Winnipeg, and Walk-Winnipeg. She is a past Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, a past Council member of the Manitoba Association of Architects where she has spearheaded the initiative for a province-wide Quality (and not fee) Based Procurement of architectural services, and is the RAIC Regional Board Director for Saskatchewan/Manitoba (2020-2023 term). An alumni of the University of Manitoba, Johanna also teaches and lectures extensively across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia, with her most recent 2019 appointment as Visiting Professor-Morgenstern Chair at the College of Architecture, IIT, Chicago.

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