Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Green Blankstein Russell (GBR) Architecture in Winnipeg

Throughout its over seventy year existence, the Winnipeg architecture firm of Green Blankstein Russell and Associates (GBR) made a massive mark on the city it called home. GBR integrated an extensive cast of characters, moments, ideas, and places. Founded by University of Manitoba graduates Lawrence Green and Cecil Blankstein, and later joined by Leslie Russell and Ralph Ham, GBR would grow to become, by the 1960s, the largest architectural office between Ontario and British Columbia. Here is a sample of GBR designed buildings. You may find many more in the "Places" section of this website.

Tour Stops

Winnipeg Civic Centre (City Hall and Administration Building)

510 Main Street ↑

Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio

280 Memorial Boulevard ↑

Windsor Park Collegiate

1015 Cottonwood Road ↑

Westworth United Church

1750 Grovesnor Avenue ↑

Westwood Collegiate

380 Rouge Road

The Manitoba Museum

190 Rupert Avenue ↑

St. Paul's College and Chapel of Christ the King

70 Dysart Road ↑

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

737 Bannerman Avenue ↑

St. George's Anglican Church

168 Wilton Street ↑

St. Andrew's College, University of Manitoba

29 Dysart Road ↑

St. Alphonsus School

343 Munroe Avenue ↑

Shaarey Zedek Synagogue

561 Wellington Crescent ↑

Science Complex: Allen Building, Parker Building and Armes Building

30A Sifton Road ↑

Riddell Hall, University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue ↑

Residence Despins

151 Despins Street ↑

Prendergast Centre Association Incorporated

906 Cottonwood Road ↑

Polo Park Shopping Centre

1485 Portage Avenue ↑

Peguis First Nation

1075 Portage Avenue ↑

Norwood United Church, United Church of Canada Conference Offices

170 St. Mary's Road ↑

Norquay Building

401 York Avenue ↑

Neeta Gupta Fine Artisan Jewellery

250 Portage Avenue ↑

National Research Council Building

435 Ellice Avenue ↑

Manitoba Hall

515 Portage Avenue ↑

Kent Road School

361 Kent Road ↑

Immaculate Heart of Mary School

650 Flora Avenue ↑

Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Parish Church, Hall, Rectory and Administrative Centre

510 River Avenue ↑

Graham Hall, University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue ↑

Governor Semple School

150 Hartford Avenue ↑

Freshwater Institute, University of Manitoba

501 University Crescent ↑

Fairbanks-Morse Building

114 Garry Street ↑

Engineering Information and Technology Complex

75 Chancellors Circle ↑

Elizabeth Dafoe Library

25 Chancellors Circle ↑

École Sacré Coeur

597 McDermot Avenue ↑

Duff Roblin Building

190 Dysart Road ↑

Christ the King School

12 Lennox Avenue ↑

Christ the King Church

847 St. Mary's Road ↑

Centennial Concert Hall

555 Main Street ↑

Café 22

336 Broadway ↑

Assiniboia Downs Race Track

3975 Portage Avenue ↑

Ashdown Hall, University of Winnipeg

515 Portage Avenue ↑

Archdiocese of Winnipeg

1495 Pembina Highway ↑

APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)

333 Portage Avenue ↑

1103 Wellington Crescent

1103 Wellington Crescent ↑

1111 Portage Avenue

1111 Portage Avenue ↑

1769 Portage Avenue

1769 Portage Avenue ↑

222 Osborne Street North

222 Osborne Street North ↑

262 Portage Avenue

262 Portage Avenue ↑

266 Graham Avenue

266 Graham Avenue ↑

268 Academy Road

268 Academy Road ↑

323-329 Portage Avenue

323-329 Portage Avenue ↑

412 Graham Street

412 Graham Street ↑

412 Portage Avenue

412 Portage Avenue ↑

442 Scotia Street

442 Scotia Street ↑

50 Stafford Street

50 Stafford Street ↑

698 Osborne Street

698 Osborne Street ↑

706 Day Street

706 Day Street ↑

711 Erin Street

711 Erin Street ↑

Willow Park Housing Co-op

71 Dorset Street ↑