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Memorable Manitobans: Stephen Carl “Steve” Cohlmeyer (1946-2021)

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Stephen Carl Cohlmeyer
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Born at Lake Forest, Illinois on 25 June 1946, son of architect Robert Cohlmeyer and daughter of an architect Lois Cohlmeyer, he attended Carleton College in Minnesota then trained in Architecture at Harvard University. In 1971, he moved to Winnipeg where he completed an Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba while working for architect Etienne Gaboury.

After spending a year in France (1980-1981), he returned to Winnipeg and established Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited with his friend, Bob Hanson. He led the firm for forty years, completing projects around North America, South America, and Africa. He also taught Architecture at the University of Manitoba intermittently over a period of ten years. He served as President of the Manitoba Association of Architects (1998).

He died at Winnipeg on 9 June 2021.


“European influences,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 1998, page 135.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 2021.

Obituary, Alterna Cremation.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2021

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