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Memorable Manitobans: Isadore “Issie” Coop (1926-2003)

Architect.

Born on 28 October 1926, he received degrees in Architecture from the University of Manitoba (1948) and the Illinois Institute of Technology (1953). Practicing as an architect with Green Blankstein Russell and Associates and later a founding member of Number Ten Architectural Group, he was responsible for designing several buildings at the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba, including the University Centre Student Union Building. He also designed the Royal Trust Tower, Rupertsland Square office complex, and the Provincial Law Courts in Winnipeg, as well as the Fieldhouse Gymnasium for the University of Winnipeg. From 1984 to 1991, he was President and Chief Executive Officer for the North Portage Development Corporation. He died at Winnipeg on 29 November 2003.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Carter House (251 Harvard Avenue, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Business: Waisman Ross and Associates / Blankstein Coop Gillmor and Hanna / Number TEN Architectural Group

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 May 2022

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