A transplant from New York City, Laurence Holland joined the firm in 2017 following a stint at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Brooklyn. With a master’s degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, preceded by two degrees in philosophy, he brings to the firm a deep appreciation for the intersection of architecture’s technical, political, intellectual, and aesthetic dimensions.
At KPMB, Laurence has worked on several projects that draw on his expertise in urban design, community consultation, and multi-family residential design, along with his proficiency in communication and policy analysis. He has been a key member of the interdisciplinary Downsview Framework Plan team, working on the intersection of resilient landscapes, sustainable mobility systems, and architecture.
Working closely with Indigenous design partners and community members, Laurence led the design of the Resilient Duplex for Fort Severn First Nation, which won the 2021 WAFX award for social equity and a Canadian Architect magazine award of excellence.
He is currently working to realize the vision for Tyndale Green, a 1500-unit infill residential community on a private university campus in Toronto and leading the interior planning and coordination of a major zero-carbon residential development in Ottawa.
Outside his project responsibilities, Laurence has led the establishment of funding opportunities and education programs for equity-deserving groups as part of KPMB’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He is also a sessional lecturer at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design at the University of Toronto.