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Giovanni Geremia

Principal, Architect


  • Master of Architecture, University of Manitoba

  • Bachelor of Arts & Science, University of Lethbridge

professional affiliations

  • Manitoba Association of Architects

  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia

  • Saskatchewan Association of Architects

  • Ontario Association of Architects

  • Alberta Association of Architects


​2014    Heritage Winnipeg Special President's Award - 511 River                Avenue

2006    Heritage Preservation Award Recognition - Monk


2003    Preservation Award for Excellence; Distinguished Service                Award - Save the Eaton's Building Coalition, Dedication                  and Vigorous Efforts to Preserve a Building of Great

            Historical and Architectural Significance

1990    Preservation Award  for Excellence - Relocation +

            Restoration of the Kerr House

1989    The Manitoba Association of Architects Award for 

            Excellence in Architecture

1989    Preservation Award for Excellence - Architectural

            Conservation of St. Charles Church

1984    Premier's Award for Design (Honourable Mention) -

            Inner City Infill Housing for Manitoba Housing + Renewal                Corporation


Giovanni is a founding partner of gw architecture inc. and brings more than 30 years of experience to our team.  He was born in Italy and came to Canada at the age of 10. In 1982, Mr. Geremia established the architectural practice that bears his name. He practiced under this company until partnering with Brian Wall in 2009 to form GW Architecture Inc. 


He has been involved with the RAIC Syllabus Program for over 25 years as Provincial Coordinator for the first 20 years and as a Mentor since. Mr. Geremia served on the City of Winnipeg Historic Buildings Committee for five years.


He also has been involved as a crew leader and a house leader in Habitat for Humanity Jimmy Carter Work Projects in Winnipeg and Los Angeles. Many of his projects have been featured in local and national newspapers, magazines and other media. 


Fascinating Facts

Giovanni had breakfast with President Jimmy Carter, on more than one occasion.


Giovanni has driven over and under the North Atlantic.



Giovanni was born in a small town named San Giovanni in Galdo, Italy; he was a shepherd before moving to Canada. He returns to his home town annually.


Giovanni and his business partner, Brian, import wine from Campobasso, Italy for distribution in Manitoba.

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