Bruce Kuwabara delivers lecture at the McEwen School of Architecture
September 19, 2023
On September 21, founding partner Bruce Kuwabara will deliver a lecture at the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA) at Laurentian University. His visit follows a donation of 900 books from his personal collection to the MSoA’s library; in his lecture, he will share the impact his book collection has had on his remarkable architectural career.
A revered architect in North America and beyond, Kuwabara’s extensive portfolio is made up of dynamic and groundbreaking buildings in arts and culture, education, healthcare, housing, and mixed-use development.
Among his noteworthy projects are Boston University’s much-talked-about Center for Computing & Data Sciences, the Governor General’s award-winning Project Grand Jeté for Canada’s National Ballet School, the multi-award-winning Manitoba Hydro Place which achieved a milestone as the largest office tower in Canada to attain LEED Platinum certification, and Remai Modern, praised by the Canadian Architect as “a monumental statement about the continuing importance of art in Saskatoon.”
“Architecture is the vehicle through which I have explored who I am, my values, and my identity,” he said this June as he addressed graduates from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto (UofT) during their convocation.
Passionate about empowering the future generation of architects, designers, and planners, Kuwabara has lectured at several schools in Canada and the United States, including Harvard University, Cornell University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Toronto.
His lecture at MSoA qualifies for two Ontario Association of Architects Continuing Education Structured Learning Hours.