Gardiner Museum

Location
Toronto, Ontario

Client
Gardiner Museum

Completion
2006

Size
46,276 s.f. (renovation 31,958; new 14,318)

Project Type
Culture, Heritage

KPMB Team
Bruce Kuwabara (design partner), Shirley Blumberg (partner-in-charge), Paulo Rocha (design/project architect), John Allen, Kevin Bridgman (design associate/project architect), Steven Casey, Bill Colaco, Ramon Janer, Tom Knezic, Shane O’Neill, Thom Seto, Tyler Sharpe, Javier Uribe

Consultants
Halsall Associates Ltd. (structural), Crossey Engineering Ltd. (mechanical, electrical), Leber/Rubes Inc. (fire and life safety), Vermeulens Cost Consultants (cost), Soberman Engineering (elevator), Suzanne Powadiuk (lighting), NAK Design Group (landscape), Marrack + Associates (food services)

Exhibition/Casework Design
PS Design in association with Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. Exhibition design by PS Design: Debi Perna and Eric Siegrist; Casework design by KPMB: Shirley Blumberg (partner in charge), Paulo Rocha (design/project architect), Thom Seto. Casework executed by MCM 2001.

General Contractor
Urbacon

Project Manager
Larry Kurtz

Photography
Tom Arban, Shai Gil, Eduard Hueber

Awards
2008 The Royal Institute of British Architects International Awards
2008 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2007 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence
2007 Pug Awards, Best in Show
2007 Business Week/Architectural Record Award

Press
Arredamento Mimarlik, July-August 2013
Yapi-Endustri, Merkezi, Yem Yayin, 2011
Contemporary Museums, 2011
Igloo, November 2008
Ourtopias: cities and the role of design, August 2008
The Plan: Architecture & Technologies in Detail, April 2008
Yapi, December 2007
Emerging: Toronto’s Contemporary Architectural Renaissance, September 2007
Design City Toronto, 2007
Toronto Life, December 2006
Highrise Magazine, November 2006
Building Magazine, October/November 2006
Azure Magazine, October 2006
FUSION: A Magazine for Clay & Glass, Spring 2006

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