George Cibinel holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Carleton University and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba. George’s passion for architecture comes from the discipline’s inherent nature of being both art and science. As President of Cibinel Architecture Ltd, George brings over 30 years of design, construction and management experience to projects.
Michael Acht joined Cibinel Architecture in 2014 as a Partner of the firm and has been in practice for over 15 years. Michael received his Master of Architecture degree and his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. He also completed a Master Foreign Studio at the Technische Universitat Berlin in Germany. In 2005 Michael received the prestigious Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners.
Michael Robertson joined Cibinel Architecture as Partner and Principal Architect in 2014 and has been in practice for 18 years. Michael received his Master of Architecture degree and his Bachelor Arts, Cultural Anthropology from the University of Manitoba. Michael has developed expertise designing and delivering major capital projects with academic, institutional and culturally focused clients.
Brenda Van Raes
Brenda Van Raes received her CGA designation in 1995 and her CPA designation in September 2015. Before joining Cibinel Architecture in 2018, Brenda spent 26 years at St. Mary’s Academy as the Accountant. While studying for her CGA designation, Brenda served on the Student Council and the Manitoba CGA Board of Governors as a student representative. Brenda served on the Manitoba CGA Board of Governors again from 2011 to 2015. Brenda has been active on many CGA and CPA committees and marked courses for CGA Manitoba.
Collin Lamoureux joined Cibinel Architecture as an Architectural Intern in 2021. He received his Master of Architecture degree and his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining Cibinel, Collin worked as a Project Director at EQ3 Furniture for three years focusing on the architectural design and development of their retail showrooms.
Connie Jantz joined Cibinel Architecture as the Proposal and Marketing Coordinator in 2022. She holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Certificate in Marketing from the University of Winnipeg. She has an extensive background in publishing, graphic design, and writing.
Desmond Burke joined Cibinel Architecture in 2014 as a Senior Architect. Desmond received his Master of Architecture degree and his Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba. With over 30 years of professional experience, Desmond is keenly attuned to the needs of projects through all phases, especially building code analysis and construction administration.
Emily Bews graduated with her Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba, joined Cibinel Architecture in 2017 as in Architectural Intern, and in 2023 moved into her role as an Architect. Emily was involved in various Faculty of Architecture student mentorship engagements as well as a sessional teaching position in 2017 where she taught Tectonic Precedents, an undergraduate architectural history course.
Jeramee Fajardo joined Cibinel Architecture as an Architectural Intern in Oct 2023. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design (2020) and Master of Architecture (2023) from the University of Manitoba. His interest lies in the participatory nature of architecture and how it can help promote well-being in communities through spatial conditions that builds inclusivity, place-making, and an appreciation for the natural environment.
Julien Combot joined Cibinel Architecture as an Architectural Intern in 2017. Julien graduated with his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. Julien worked previously as a set designer in the Manitoba film industry and then as a builder with a small design-build office.
Kyle Janzen has been in the practice of Architecture for 10 years. Kyle received his Master of Architecture degree and his Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. Kyle is a recipient of a Manitoba Arts Creation Grant and a Winnipeg Arts Council Art Individual Grant. In 2014, he was awarded an Architizer A+ Award in Art + Architecture for an installation at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Lauren Hauser received her Master of Architecture degree and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. Lauren joined Cibinel Architecture in 2006 and is an Architect with over 15 years of professional experience. She has worked on a range of projects spanning academic, office, and commercial facilities.
Lindsay Mirecki is a graduate of the Master of Architecture program from Carleton University and has been an Architectural Intern with Cibinel Architecture since the fall of 2022. Before joining Cibinel, she had amassed seven years of experience as a designer, project manager, and architectural intern with other architectural firms.
Mallory Briggs completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton University and moved to Winnipeg to complete her Master of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. Mallory joined Cibinel Architecture in 2014 and is currently overseeing the construction of 308 Colony, a mixed-use residential high-rise building for the UWCRC2.0.
Matt Cibinel earned his Master of Architecture degree and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. Since joining the firm in 2007, he’s played a vital role in a broad spectrum of projects, contributing his expertise throughout various development stages.
Nicholas Epp joined Cibinel Architecture as an Architectural Designer in 2022. He has completed the Bachelor of Environmental Design program and is currently enrolled in the Masters program at the Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba.
Steff Beernaerts joined Cibinel Architecture in 2015 as a Design Architect. Steff received her Master of Architecture degree in 2011 and her Bachelor of Environmental Studies in 2007 from the University of Manitoba. Steff brings over 10 years of experience in all architectural project phases on a range of projects spanning academic, institutional, and cultural facilities.
Trevor Thimm joined Cibinel Architecture in 2018 as a Senior Designer and Project Manager. He was an Associate in the Vancouver studio of DIALOG as well as an Associate at Moshe Safdie and Associates in Boston. Trevor holds degrees in Environmental Design and Architecture from both Dalhousie University and the University of Manitoba and has over 20 years of international experience.