Johanna Hurme is an architect and a founding partner of Winnipeg based 5468796 architecture. Johanna came to Canada during the mid 90’s, graduated with a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba and worked for several years in Winnipeg prior to establishing 5468796 Architecture with Sasa Radulovic in 2007.
Working around a single table, the practice unites the diverse knowledge and experience of twelve young professionals. 546 believes that there are opportunities for exploration within every budget, and that every client, user and civic environment deserves an outcome that advances architecture. In the past six years the firm’s work has achieved national and international recognition – including two Progressive Architecture Awards; two Awards for Emerging Architecture & Future Project Award from Architectural Review; The Governor General Medal in Architecture; an Award for an Emerging Practice, and two Awards of Excellence from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, to name a few. In 2010 546 was featured in Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard issue and in 2012546 represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in Architecture. Just this July the firm was selected as recipient of the 2013 Prix de Rome Award in Architecture for Canada.
Johanna serves on the Manitoba On The Boards Committee and is the President of the RAW Gallery Board of Directors. She has taught design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba since 2007 and is currently also co-teaching a design studio at the University Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture. In 2010 she received a Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Emerging Business. Johanna loves shoes