Welcome Peter Sampson & Liz Wreford as the appointed Executive Directors of Storefront Manitoba


Peter Sampson, MAA, OAA, AAA, FRAIC, is Principal Architect of Public City and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Educated at McGill and the University of Toronto, he is the architect of a number of award-winning shipping container projects around Winnipeg and the soon-to-be-open Crescent Drive Park Pavilion and Cornish Library. He was a partnering architect of the University of Winnipeg’s Buhler Centre on Portage Avenue. From 2001 to 2013, he taught design, technical, and research studios at the Universities of Waterloo, Toronto, and Manitoba. He has served on the Art City Board of Directors, the Canadian Architect Certification Board, and the Manitoba Association of Architects’ Council.


Liz Wreford, MALA, OALA, SALA, AALA, CSLA, is Principal Landscape Architect of Public City and has professional experience across Canada, the United States and Australia. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, she is the landscape architect of a number of well-known Winnipeg winter icons including Manitoboggan, Crokicurl, and Hygge House. Liz has taught design studios at the Universities of Toronto and Manitoba. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Arts Council. In 2018, Liz founded Building Equality in Architecture Prairies to advance excellence and diversity across city-building professions in central Canada.

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