Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and Transsolar have been selected as the winning team of the international design competition for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Waterfront Arts District.

The new Gallery and Arts District, located on the Salter Block of the Halifax Waterfront, will be a transformative arts destination for all to experience. It will inspire and celebrate creativity and imagination, but also challenge the status quo and reshape institutional values. It will be a place created with people, art, and culture at its core.

The work completed by the winning team embodies a vision of a place for all seasons, rooted in sustainability, connecting the city at the water. It’s a gathering space where art, learning and community unite.


Halifax, Nova Scotia


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


Integrated Design Team - KPMB Architects; Omar Gandhi Architect; Jordan Bennett Studio; Elder Lorraine Whitman; Public Work; Transsolar




138,704 ft² / 12,886 m²

project type

Culture, Interiors, Museum / Gallery

Full Project Credits
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Architecture
Contemporary Calgary - Art Gallery of Nova Scotia