Marianne McKenna is an invested Officer of the Order of Canada, and in 2014, 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 Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, 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 in Toronto and an expansion for The Brearley School in New York City.
Marianne was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture in 2016 and sits on the Board of Directors for Metrolinx, a provincial agency charged with improving transportation in the Greater Toronto area. In June 2017, Marianne received her Honorary Doctorate of Laws (honoris causa) degree from Laurentian University.