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JC ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE PROCESS VIDEO

Watch a video about the benefits of early design work.

An explainer video for why a Needs & Options Analysis by JC ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE will ensure your project’s success.

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What’s Your Architectural Lineage? Mies or Corbu?


Corbu vs Mies Quiz

What’s Your Architectural Lineage? Mies or Corbu?

1. What colour should a building be?
2. How do you feel about materials?
3. What are your thoughts on light?
4. What is important about modernism?
5. What about form?
6. Is there a truth in architecture?
7. How do you feel about Nature?
8. What do people like about your work?
9. Where does art fit in?
10. How do you create architecture?

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JCRA Project Planning Pack

Download a FREE Project Planning Pack to Get You Started

The #1 cause of budget over runs is rushing to the design phase before completing research and analysis. This is like a doctor rushing a patient to surgery without a proper diagnosis. An out of control project is stressful, massively expensive and unnecessary.

The solution is successful planning. This is why we created the Project Planning Pack.


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JCRA Project Cost Calculator

Try a FREE Project Cost Calculator

One of the most frequently asked questions is: How much will this cost?

The answer is usually “it depends”. You can use this FREE calculator to get an idea of both your construction budget based on 2021 square foot costs and your estimated total project cost including contingency, design fees, etc.

UPDATED WITH 2022 DATA


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JCRA Project Planning Pack

Download a FREE Request for Proposal Template

Use this FREE Request for Proposals / Terms of Reference template to begin to think about the requirements of your project and what kind of outcomes you want to achieve.

It’s in PDF format for easy viewing. Just copy and paste into your word processor of choice! (Did I just date myself?)


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Appendix D : The Architect as Advocate Architect

Advocate Architect

From the Canadian Handbook of Practice:

The role of the advocate architect is to provide support for the owner and the user stakeholders within a complex project when an organization needs “in-house” support or there is no direct relationship between the owner and the consulting architect.


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Publications



Due-ing It Right

Why Architects Should Play a Role in the Due Diligence Phase for Developers

Architects can provide a reasonable, often fixed-fee service, in reviewing the existing building’s code deficiencies.

By Kyle Lewkowich with contributions from: Jason Robbins
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MB ARCH Vol_01

A Collection of Manitoba Architecture

MB ARCH Vol_01 is the perfect addition to your architecture book collection. The projects range from the monumental to the personal. They include large architectural and engineering firms working with internationally renowned designers, to small studios working their tails off on projects that touch us all.

Author: Jason Robbins
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MB 2015 (Vol_02)

A Collection of Manitoba Architecture

Manitoba is in the midst of an architectural renaissance. It’s an exciting time for all. Our built environment reflects who we are, and who we desire to be. MB 2015 catalogues the excellent work of designers in Manitoba through projects that range in scale from industrial to personal with designs for where we work, live, and play.

MB 2015 is a 200-page collection of Manitoban architecture that shows the amazing and wide range of work found in this province over the past ten years.

Author: Jason Robbins
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MB ARCH Vol_03

A Collection of Manitoba Architecture

MB ARCH Vol_03 is a continuation of the successful MB Series of books published by StorefrontMB. It features some of Manitoba architects’ best work showcasing a wide variety of projects from large to small.

Author: Jason Robbins
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MB ARCH Vol_04

A Collection of Manitoba Architecture

MB ARCH Vol_04 is a continuation of the successful MB Series of books published by StorefrontMB. It features some of Manitoba architects’ best work showcasing a wide variety of projects from large to small.

Author: Jason Robbins
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