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Judith Taylor

Principal, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP

With over 30 years of experience in the development and management of complex institutional projects, Judith has coordinated design and construction processes for many of KPMB’s academic and civic projects. She joined KPMB in 1988 to work on Kitchener City Hall and later worked on Richmond City Hall in British Columbia. Both projects were recognized for design excellence, receiving a Governor General’s Award and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Merit Award, respectively.

Judith has worked on institutional projects at Queen’s University, the Royal Military College, the University of Toronto, and Yale University. She identifies heritage preservation as an essential part of a greater universal cause. Committed to historical preservation for future generations, Judith is passionate about the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings as a key factor in creating sustainable communities. This experience is reflected in Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital (Heritage Toronto, Award of Excellence, Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship Category), and the Munk School of Global Affairs (Heritage Toronto, Award of Merit).

Judith’s current focus is on projects that transform healthcare and prioritize mental health, wellbeing, and recovery. For Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital she was responsible for the PDC team’s compliance review and conformance processes through all project phases of the work. She is currently working on the redevelopment of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Sinai Health Masterplan.

Judith has extensive experience working with diverse interdisciplinary teams to ensure responsible delivery of projects that make a difference. As an architect that is a project manager, she prioritizes communication, organization, and proactive leadership in the creation of spaces that actively promote wellness and cultivate community building. Integral to the realization of holistic sustainable architecture, Judith is passionate about streamlining processes to support the navigation of complex programs and approvals essential to successfully realize each Clients’ vision.

Active in her community, Judith volunteers in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a national conservation program that provides opportunities to take action wherever water meets land. She is a regular participant in CANstruction, in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank, and she creates custom gingerbread structures for fundraising efforts for local schools and charity auctions. She also shares her experience in the practice of architecture as a guest speaker at career fairs for local high schools.

“We take a comprehensive approach to design, integrating custom project management processes and exploration of innovative solutions into all phases of our work.”

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