Archinect - News 2014-08-21T18:09:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62328288/michael-maltzan-selected-to-design-inuit-art-and-learning-centre-for-wag Michael Maltzan selected to design Inuit Art and Learning Centre for WAG Archinect 2012-11-28T13:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrff7ki18nr6a4m4.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The award-winning American architect Michael Maltzan has been selected to design the Inuit Art and Learning Centre at the <a href="http://wag.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winnipeg Art Gallery</a>. The Centre will house both the WAG&rsquo;s celebrated collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in the world, and the Studio Art and Learning programs. Michael Maltzan will be the Prime and Design Architect for this historic project, and supporting his team will be Cibinel Architects, Ltd, led by principal George Cibinel, acting as the Associate and Technical Architect in Winnipeg.</p> <p> This past August, 65 prospective architectural teams from 15 countries responded to the Call for Expressions of Interest for the IALC project. In September, the architect selection committee narrowed it down to six finalists who submitted expanded proposals and were interviewed last month. The selection committee was unanimous in choosing Michael Maltzan as the winning architect, and this recommendation subsequently received overwhelming approval...</p>