Olga Pushkar is a principal of KPMB Architects and contributes extensive architectural experience and a proven record in the design and delivery of projects recognized for architectural excellence and social impact across diverse sectors.
From 2000 to 2006, Olga was a core design team member of KPMB. She was a key contributor to the Governor General’s award-winning Project Grand Jeté for Canada’s National Ballet School and a project lead for the Maple Leaf Lounge in Terminal 1 at Pearson International Airport. Olga also worked on the Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning and the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo, where she was responsible for stakeholder engagement, programming, and schematic design.
Since 2006, Olga has played a leadership role providing extensive professional architectural and project management services at renowned Canadian firms Shim-Sutcliffe Architects and MJMA where she was a Principal and developed specialized expertise in the technical aspects of recreation and community projects.
Olga rejoined KPMB in the Fall of 2020. She is a licensed professional architect (OAA, FRAIC) and certified as a Building Science Specialist (BSS). Her skills in project management combined with her extensive knowledge of materials and systems for constructability and durability have been integral to the realization of holistic sustainable architecture with a strong social impact, such as the Branksome Hall Athletics and Wellness Centre. Olga’s extensive strengths in the technical aspects of design are significant and critical to realizing architectural visions in built form. Her experience is enriched by her history of local and international participation in non-profit organizations to provide affordable homes and shelters. She has worked with Habitat for Humanity in Canada, Central America, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan.
She is currently working on a New Arts, Culture and Technology Building for the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, and the Albright Gardens Master Plan for a community in the Region of Niagara.
“There’s an exciting creative energy in working together on a problem, and even more so when everyone comes to the same solution. Those are magical moments.”