Our Team

Richard + Wintrup’s core team is made up of results-driven professional entrapreneurs who are experts in their respective fields. We commit to every project with the same intention – no matter the scope, it is conducted with urgency and the utmost attention to detail. Each of our core team runs their own respective urban planning firms – each with a different style and perspective. We are truly blessed to have them a part of R + W for this reason! We support their vision and their path forward.

Matthew Robinson

Projects can change rapidly based on the different outcomes throughout the project process. The trick is to not fight that change, but to focus on building on the new.

John Wintrup

There’s always a way to get tricky projects done. There’s no need to settle for something less. Most times you just need a different perspective and the right people around the table to make it happen.

Michelle Richard

Michelle Richard
John Wintrup
Matthew Robinson

John Wintrup


Partner, Planning Consultant

Email: John@richardwintrup.com

There is a saying in Winnipeg, when you are stuck and can’t get a project moving, you call John. His tenacity and passion are backed up with his vast knowledge base on every aspect of development in Winnipeg, MB.

John was drawn to the planning profession because of his experience as a University of Winnipeg student in the early 1990s. Spending a lot of time in downtown Winnipeg, he wanted to be part of making positive changes in the city he loved. Since then he has been a part of many planning projects that have helped keep Winnipeggers here and brought many others to this great city.

A seasoned urban/community planning professional, John is a well-known subject matter expert and represents clients in municipal development approval processes and land expropriations and litigation matters. His expertise in planning policies, processes, regulations, by-laws, and development scenarios is an asset to both his clients and his firm.

Throughout his career, John has provided technical advice at hundreds of public hearings regarding planning, land-use policies, regulations, and municipal engineering requirements. He has also analyzed and evaluated well over 1,000 land use and development applications.


  • Development Advisory & Approvals – small scale to large scale
  • Development plans, secondary plans and zoning bylaws
  • Land Expropriation Support
  • Litigation support
  • Facilitation & Engagement
  • Project Management


  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology and Geography, University of Winnipeg
  • Master of Science (Planning), University of Toronto


  • MPPI
  • CIP
  • Congress of New Urbanism – Accredited
  • Urban Development Institute
  • Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Richard Wintrup