Established in 1987, KPMB is an internationally recognized architectural practice based in Canada. Our wide-ranging work has earned over 400 respected awards, including 18 Governor General’s Medals, Canada’s highest honour. Our founding partners, Bruce Kuwabara, Marianne McKenna and Shirley Blumberg, have all received the Order of Canada for their personal achievements and for KPMB’s collective contributions to improving people’s lives through the built environment.
For more than three decades, KPMB has evolved in response to a changing world – and worked to change it for the better. In 2021, we expanded our leadership team, including the naming of seven new partners: Kevin Bridgman, Steven Casey, Phyllis Crawford, Andrew Dyke, Mitchell Hall, Paulo Rocha, and Bruno Weber.
As a full-service practice, we provide expertise in building design, interior design, master planning, workplace strategy, project management, stakeholder engagement and sustainable design. KPMB has designed and delivered projects totalling more than 31 million square feet in a broad range of sectors, including education, healthcare, scientific research, arts and culture, government, corporate, hospitality, recreation and mixed-use development.
With more than 150 professionals, we are highly collaborative, forming interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative, regenerative design solutions that meet our clients’ needs and address the major challenges of our time, from the growing impact of climate change to the quest for reconciliation in Indigenous communities. In 2015, we founded the KPMB LAB, an incubator of ideas, skills and services aimed at solving important problems and exploring new opportunities through collaborative innovation.
Guided by our vision and anchored by our values, we’re committed to shaping a more equitable and sustainable future through architecture and design. We invite you to learn more about our approaches to sustainability, innovation, and equity, diversity and inclusion.
KPMB’s physical office is in downtown Toronto, one of the world’s most vibrant multicultural cities. With the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, we quickly established a virtual office (thanks to our amazing technology team) and in February 2022, we shifted to a hybrid work model. We continue to work together seamlessly from our networked headquarters and home offices, serving current clients and competing for new commissions.