Shirley Blumberg

Partner, CM, OAA, FRAIC, AIA

Shirley Blumberg is a Member of the Order of Canada “for her contributions to architecture and for her commitment to creating spaces that foster a sense of community.” Her portfolio ranges from mixed-use developments to highly specialized cultural and academic institutions, many with a focus on revitalizing heritage contexts.

Shirley’s projects include the James Stewart Centre for Mathematics at McMaster University and the CIGI Campus in Waterloo, both winners of AIA Honor Awards. She was partner-in-charge of the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building at Princeton University and the design partner for UBC’s new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and Ponderosa Commons, a prototypical mixed-use campus development. She played a role in Toronto’s Cultural Renaissance as the partner-in-charge of Canada’s National Ballet School, the Gardiner Museum, and the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Shirley is currently KPMB’s partner-in-charge for the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan as well as projects for Toronto Community Housing, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Toronto.

Shirley is a member of the Toronto Community Housing Design Review Panel, and has served on the City of Toronto Design Review Panel. She also established Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), an independent initiative dedicated to the promotion of equality in the profession of Architecture.

Featured Projects

Landscape of Landmark Quality, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, 2020
Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park
Toronto, Ontario, 2015 - Ongoing
11 Wellesley
Toronto, Ontario, 2018
Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018
Lawrence Heights
Toronto, Ontario, 2018
Remai Modern
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2017
Global Centre for Pluralism
Ottawa, Ontario, 2017
20 Washington Road, Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, 2017
Ponderosa Commons, University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2016 (Phase 2); 2013 (Phase 1)
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, 2015
Library District Condominiums
Toronto, Ontario, 2014
Fort York Branch Library
Toronto, Ontario, 2014
Sugino Studio
Toronto, Ontario, 2013
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario, 2013
150 Dan Leckie Way, Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Toronto, Ontario, 2012
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Campus
Waterloo, Ontario, 2011
Vaughan City Hall
Vaughan, Ontario, 2011
Maple Leaf Square (Bremner Blvd)
Toronto, Ontario, 2011
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Toronto, Ontario, 2010
Block 24 E, Railway Lands West – Neo & Montage Condominiums
Toronto, Ontario, 2009
One Bedford Residential Development
Toronto, Ontario, 2009
Denver, Colorado, 2008
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Toronto, Ontario, 2008
Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Ontario, 2006
Canada’s National Ballet School, Project Grand Jeté
Toronto, Ontario, 2005
Centennial College Applied Research and Innovation Centre
Scarborough, Ontario, 2004
James Stewart Centre for Mathematics, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, 2003
Ammirati Puris Lintas
New York, New York, 1997