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We design built environments that catalyze positive change.

Who we are

For more than three decades, KPMB has evolved in response to a changing world and worked to change it for the better.

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. 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 totaling 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 130 professionals, we are highly collaborative, forming interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative, regenerative design solutions that address the major challenges of our time, from the growing impact of  the climate crisis 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 purpose and anchored by our values, KPMB crafts design solutions that catalyze positive change. With uncompromising rigor and close attention to the increasingly complex needs of the world around us, our diverse team devotes their expertise, passion, and creativity to solve today’s challenges and unlock new opportunities for our clients and the communities we serve. 


  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Master planning/urban design
  • Research and innovation
  • Material research
  • Climate and regenerative design
  • Adaptive reuse/heritage
  • Workplace strategy
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder engagement

Our history


We’ve worked with clients across industries since our founding.

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We are honored to have been recognized with over 400 respected awards, including 18 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, Canada’s highest honour.

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We have published a variety of books to showcase our perspectives and work.

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Join our team

We are always looking for exceptional people to join our winning team! Are you curious about the future of our field and eager to help drive it? Are you a creative thinker? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and rise to a challenge? Are you a self-starter who can work independently, knows when to ask questions, and is comfortable collaborating with a team?

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