Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Museum of Nature

Padolsky, Kuwabara, Gagnon joint venture architects (PKG): Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, KPMB Architects, and Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu Architectes


250,000 s.f. total area: (220,000 s.f. existing; 30,000 s.f. new construction)

Project Type
Culture, Education, Heritage, Museum / Gallery

Bruce Kuwabara (partner-in-charge), Brent Wagler (project architect), Luigi LaRocca, John Allen, Bill Colaco, Yekta Pakdaman-Hamedani, Shabbar Sagarwala, Andrew Gunn, Brian Lee, Jose Emila, Jill Greaves, Bruno Weber, Walter Gaudet, Thom Seto, Tomislav Knezic, Virginia Dos Reis, Carolyn Lee, Lauren Abrahams, Lang Cheng, Bradley Hindson, Norm Li, Lilly Liaukus, Tyler Sharp, Esther Cheung, Meagan Gauthier, Francesco Valente-Gorjup, Anna Baraness, Taewook Eum

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Team
Barry Padolsky (project manager), Louise McGugan (project and heritage architect), Mike Kelly, Eric Fruhauf, Elizabeth Saikali, Ursula Clarkson, Danica Lau, Mike Labine, Jason Lowe, Grant Stewart, Peter Elliott, Crystal Eryuzlu , Rene Mariaca

Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu Architectes Team
Marc Letellier (parter-in-charge), Michel Gagnon (partner-in-charge of construction documents), Simon Brochu, François Paradis, Pierre Michaud, Suzanne Castonguay, Vincent Lavoie, Réal St-Pierre, Jean-Sébastien Laberge

PKG Resident Site Architect
Paul Dolan

Halsall Associates Ltd. (structural), Genivar Consulting Group (mechanical, electrical, plumbing), Delcan Corporation (civil, transportation), McRostie Genest St. Louis (geotechnical), Dan Euser Water Architecture Inc. (water feature), Morrison Hershfield Ltd. (building code), Gabriel Mackinnon (lighting), T. Harris Environmental Management Inc. (sustainability), GHE Greenhouse Engineering (greenhouse), Glaswal Systems Inc. (structural glazing), Hanscomb (cost, scheduling), Soberman Engineering (elevator), Marshall and Murray (quantity surveyors), Peeta Consultants Inc. (scheduler), IRC Sears Batten Group (roofing), Keller Engineering Associates Inc. (building conservation), Gruenwoldt-Copeland Landscape Planners (landscape), Yale Corbin (hardware), Leber/Rubes (security), A.J. Watts (food services), Engineering Harmonics (AV), J.S. Models (model design), Gottschalk + Ash (signage)

Project Manager
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Tom Arban, Maris Mezulis, Double Space Photography

2011 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence
2011 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2011 Ottawa Urban Design Award, Award of Excellence

ArchDaily, August 2019 
World Architecture, April 2018 
Arredamento Mimarlik, July-August 2013
Canadian Architect, September 2011
Contemporary Museums, 2011
Award Magazine, August 2009
Ottawa Citizen, 2008