OC, OAA, OAQ, FRAIC, AIA, Founding Partner
Marianne McKenna is an invested Officer of the Order of Canada, and in 2013, she was recognized as one of the 50 most powerful people in Canada by Maclean’s magazine.
Marianne offers diverse experience in a range of project typologies, inclusive of spaces for higher education, workplace interiors, hospitality and master planning. She has completed projects for the University of Toronto, McGill University, Concordia University, Torys LLP, and Goldman Sachs. For the past 20 years, Marianne’s special focus has been the architecture of concert halls and how design is used to engage community. Projects include the Orchestra Hall Renewal for the Minnesota Orchestra and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, including the renowned Koerner Hall. In 2011, Marianne was made an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Conservatory. Current projects include an expansion and renovation of iconic Massey Hall, the Kellogg School of Management, the workplace strategy for The Globe and Mail offices, and an expansion for The Brearley School in New York City.
Marianne is the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture and sits on the Board of Directors for Metrolinx, a provincial agency charged with improving transportation in the Greater Toronto area.
Education and Professional Memberships
Education1976 Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Master of Architecture
1972 Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Art History
Professional Memberships1999 Registered Member, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
1998 Fellow, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
1995 Registered Member, Toronto Society of Architects
1990 Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
1986 Registered Member, Ontario Association of Architects
1978 Registered Member, Ordre des Architects du Quebec
Institute for Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Board of Directors