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Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning / Koerner Hall 

Toronto, Ontario

The Royal Conservatory


190,000 ft² / 17,652 m²

Project Type
Culture, Education, Heritage, Master Plan

Marianne McKenna (partner-in-charge), Robert Sims (associate-in-charge), David Smythe (project architect), Meika McCunn (project architect), Carolyn Lee, Frances Lago, Dan Benson, Krista Clark, Bill Colaco, George Friedman, Ramon Janer, Erik Jensen, David Jesson (2006–2007), John Mestito, Gary Yen, Robin Ramcharan, Rita Kiriakis, Lexi Kolt-Wagner, Scott Pomeroy, Olga Pushkar, Mark Simpson, Jimmy Sun, Deborah Wang, Chris Wegner, Norm Li, Clare Radford, Clementine Chang

Sound Space Design with Aercoustics Engineering Ltd (acoustics), Anne Minors Performance Consultants (theatre), Halcrow Yolles (structural), Crossey Engineering Ltd. (electrical), Merber Corporation (mechanical), Janet Rosenberg + Associates (landscape), Turner & Townsend cm2r Inc. (cost), Martin Conboy Lighting Design (architectural lighting), Engineering Harmonics (AV), Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects (heritage), Bhandari and Plater Inc. (signage)

Project Manager
Chris Dineley, Anjinnov Management

General Contractor
PCL Constructors Canada

Music Court
Landscape Architects: Janet Rosenberg + Associates (JRA)
Plant Selection: JMM Design Studio, Julie Moir Messervy
Architects: KPMB Architects

Tom Arban, Eduard Hueber

2017 NOW Magazine’s Poll, Toronto’s Best Concert Hall
2012 Civic Trust Award
2011 American Institute of Architects/Committee on Architecture for Education, Educational Facility Design Award
2010 United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Architecture Honor Award
2010 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence
2010 Governor General’s Award
2010 Pug Awards, Best in Show
2010 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2010 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada, Project Winner
2010 Heritage Toronto Award
2010 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Urban Design Award
2009 Wood Design & Building Award
2009 Wood Works! Awards
2005 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence
1991 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

Canadian Modern Architecture – 1967 to the present, October 2019
Vogue, December 2018
The Toronto Star, July 2017 
The Grid, March 2014
Architectural Record, July 2011
Celebrating Excellence in Wood Structures, October 2010
Canadian Architect, October 2009
Azure Magazine, October 2009
Ourtopias: cities and the role of design, August 2008
Emerging: Toronto’s Contemporary Architectural Renaissance, September 2007
Design City Toronto, 2007
Canadian Architect, December 2005