was established in 2013 as an interdisciplinary consulting practice of designers, engineers and construction professionals. Our group was borne of an industry demand for a greater level of discipline in project management and the delivery of capital projects incorporating creative solutions married with strong project controls. Bouwen was founded by partners, each senior in their field: Jacqueline Jasinski (design, planning & project management), Sergio Almeida (engineering) and Eric Germain (construction / deconstruction logistics, salvaging & costing). Our vision was to facilitate an authentic interdisciplinary practice. As equal partners, we each hail from different yet intertwined disciplines, and our long standing relationship has created a vital, enthusiastic and positive work environment within which our staff flourishes.Our office is located in Winnipeg and hosts architectural staff (building design, interiors & technical), engineering staff (mechanical, electrical and geothermal systems engineering), as well as administration, costing and construction field staff. Bouwen also operates as Bouwen Architecture Ltd. outside of Manitoba, and we are licensed to practice in most provinces as well as eligible to practice in North Dakota and 27 other states. We specialize in design, logistics, contracts, and project controls.
Jacqueline is a Registered Architect and Practice Leader with Bouwen A | E, with over 25 years of experience in the design and delivery of a diverse range of projects. She takes particular pride in her strong client relationships, collaborative leadership style, and ability to navigate challenges with grace. She places highest value on service, quality and efficiency, and excels in the coordination of teams delivering complex projects. Jacqueline is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
Sergio is a Professional Engineer specializing in mechanical building engineering and geothermal design. He serves as Managing Principal of Bouwen A | E and resides as the Engineering Lead for the firm. He has served as designer on notable projects such Centrepoint development in downtown Winnipeg, Seasons of Tuxedo development, and innumerable commercial and corporate projects across several provinces.
Through 15 years of related experience in the HVAC community, Johann has developed a complete understanding of building systems and shows impeccable attention to detail for all his work. Focused on innovative application of proven technologies, Johann is involved in every aspect of the project, serving clients with integrity and dedication throughout. Meer Engineering, co-located with Bouwen Architecture & Engineering Ltd., provides mechanical engineering design & expertise on a number of projects in Manitoba.
Grant is a highly talented Engineer-in-Training, demonstrating skills of design and project management, well beyond his years. His skills include building and process energy modelling, mechanical system design, ground heat exchanger (GHX) system design, as well as basic project budgeting and economic analysis. Extensive time performing detailed and conceptual mechanical system design has given Grant the ability to quickly, optimize, coordinate, and execute mechanical systems design.
A prolific designer, Wojtek is known as a generous collaborator, and deft problems solver. His experience spans numerous building and development types, and his construction costing knowledge informs his work. Also, as an early adopter and specialist in modular design & construction delivery, Wojtek and team have delivered buildings through modular construction for over 15 years and have perfected through extensive testing. The variety of building types developed by his team is extensive, incorporating wood frame, steel frame and panelized solutions for commercial, institutional and residential applications, with an unparalleled level of cost, quality and schedule control.
Iwona Frejtag-Wardynski, as Interior Design Team Lead, is responsible for details on the interior planning, finishing, furnishings on projects. As well, she oversees production of Interior Design construction documentation, and oversees coordination of interiors with architecture, structure & mechanical systems. Ivana is well highly skiiled in graphic presentation, computer drafting, space planning, design and technical drawings, and is designer of choice of a number of public agencies and private developers.
Mike De Beer
Mike is a Certified Architectural Technologist and Contract Administrator, with over 25 years of experience spanning all aspects of building design and construction; from production and management of architectural working drawings to contract administration. As Contract Administrator, Mike is an excellent coordinator, strong negotiator and skilled problem solver who consistently delivers win/win solutions for his clients. Mike is also an accomplished project manager with particular expertise in building envelope science and construction detailing.
Todd has an undergraduate degree in architecture, and backs it up with considerable hands-on experience in construction. His attention to detail and craft have contributed greatly to Bouwen’s ability to create detailed scale models of our projects. In addition, Todd is technically fluent in graphic, design & detailing software, and supports the team robustly.
Chanpreet is an experienced mechanical designer and creative problem solver devoted to resolving complicated issues with simple, logical solutions. Chanpreet is yet another of our professional staff with a natural ease in working alongside many disciplines. He has exceptional knowledge of installation and commissioning of HVAC equipment, design codes and design calculations, specifications, coordination of systems, and project delivery.
Alla is one of our most experienced CADD technologists, a skilled geothermal systems designer and also specializes in energy modelling (TRACE 700)
Kathy is Bouwen’s operations manager who, along with her staff, oversee human resources, maintain accounts, and manage contracts and benefits.