Wins Bridgman and Rae St. Clair Bridgman

Wins Bridgman and Rae St. Clair Bridgman (a professor in the department of city planning at the University of Manitoba) co-direct the Winnipeg design firm BridgmanCollaborative Architecture.

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Whoa! Slow down and share, architect and urban planner say

No policies, no engineering or design solutions, no reduced speeds and new stop signs, no policing, no fines will work unless everyone actually takes sharing the road to heart.

Let's put the idea of garbage in the trash

We know we can recycle. We just aren't doing it properly yet. Here are a few ideas that could help us change that.

Planners call for safety overhaul of Winnipeg crosswalks

A Winnipeg architect and planner have some ideas for how to improve crosswalks and make them less dangerous. "What's a pedestrian to do in this dance with death? It's time to design crosswalks for human error," they say.

Winnipeg planning department's troubles reflected in the building it occupies

With a planning department tucked away — hardly visible from the street and with no clear front entrance — it comes as no surprise that the good work of city planners sometimes goes unnoticed.

Time for Winnipeg to park cars, create community with people-friendly pop-ups

Wins Bridgman and Rae St. Clair Bridgman say Winnipeg needs to rethink parking lots and "asphalt deserts" to pave the way for people-friendly pop-up cafés, green spaces and shops.

Lessons from the loo: What we can learn about making cities better from Winnipeg's pop-up public toilet

The routine function of using a bathroom has been designed out of our public spaces, say Rae St. Clair Bridgman and Wins Bridgman. Winnipeg needs to work to change that — and a pilot project that saw a pop-up potty move around Winnipeg last summer suggests some ways to do that.

Reimagining Point Douglas: How the historic district could become a model for a changing Winnipeg

Winnipeg could lead with a new model of urban development in North and South Point Douglas, say Wins Bridgman and Rae St. Clair Bridgman — one based on inclusion, reconciliation and that recognizes the district’s history while speaking directly to currents of change in Canada.

Winnipeg's Bay building presents an opportunity to rethink connections between heritage, reconciliation

Winnipeg's downtown Hudson’s Bay Company building presents some challenges for our city — but also a tremendous opportunity to rethink what "heritage" means in a post-colonial city, say architects Wins Bridgman and Rae St. Clair Bridgman.