KPMB Architects is an award winning, internationally recognized Canadian practice. It is notable for its unique hybrid form of architecture and practice, developed to respond to our multi-cultural, dynamically changing world. This is manifested in the diversity of the portfolio for culture, education, healthcare and paradigm shifting climate responsive design. Every project is conceived to support an essential belief in the power of architecture to influence civil and moral conditions. The firm comprises a deep pool of highly talented women and men who together form dynamic integrated design teams to ensure every design solution balances vision and pragmatism, environmentally responsible design and architectural excellence.
KPMB has over 250 awards, including from the American Institute of Architects, Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Awards, the Urban Land Institute, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Royal Institute of British Architects. The founding partners, Bruce Kuwabara, Marianne McKenna, and Shirley Blumberg are each recipients of the Order of Canada for their contribution to Canadian culture and society.
The work of the practice from 2004-2014 is published by Birkhäuser; click here to view a partial digital copy.
Cultural work includes:
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Current academic work includes:
The Brearley School, New York City
The diversification of the practice is also demonstrated by projects in healthcare, urban development, and high performance sustainability design. Recently Bridgepoint Health, a new model for preventative care, received the 2015 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award and Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg continues to reign as one of the world’s 10 most sustainable buildings.