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Brent Bellamy is an architect and public advocate for sustainable city-building and human focused design. Since 2010, he has contributed a featured column in the Winnipeg Free Press, titled ‘On Architecture’, in which he challenges the conventional perceptions of architectural and urban form. He explores the connection between design and economic growth, environmental sustainability, civic competitiveness and quality of life. Brent has broadly engaged in public speaking, teaching, mentoring, writing and social media to promote innovation in architecture and urban design. His advocacy has been widely featured on radio, television and in numerous periodicals.
Brent’s graduate level study included international design studios in Kathmandu, Nepal and at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He also worked as an intern with Moshe Safdie Architects in Jerusalem, Israel. As an avid traveler, his personal exploration of cities in nearly 60 countries has brought a global perspective to his writing and his design philosophy. He works to maintain a thorough knowledge of evolving architectural and planning theory from around the world.
Brent strives to create sensitive and efficient architectural forms that provoke thought and stimulate the imagination. His personal commitment to the principles of environmental sustainability is demonstrated through such projects as the University of Winnipeg’s Richardson College for the Environment, Qualico Family Centre and Winnipeg Humane Society.