When KPMB was founded in 1987, the ethnic and gender diversity of the partnership introduced an alternative hybrid studio model. This diversity remains one of its signature strengths, along with its commitment to architectural excellence.
Our work has been recognized with over 200 awards including from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Architectural Record (Good Design is Good Business Award for the past three years) and 14 Governor General’s Medals, Canada highest honour for architecture. The founding partners, Bruce Kuwabara, Marianne McKenna and Shirley Blumberg, are all recipients of the Order of Canada for their contributions to enriching the cultural and social fabric of our cities and communities.
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.