KPMB is one of Canada’s premier architecture studios. Founded by Bruce Kuwabara, Thomas Payne, Marianne McKenna and Shirley Blumberg, KPMB has formed an alternative model to either the sole practitioner or the large corporate firm, based on intensive, collaborative, integrated team work.
The office and its portfolio of work have grown in terms of diversity and quality, enabling it to attract exceptional clients across Canada, the United States and Europe. Regardless of scale, every project of architecture is conceived as a contextual response, to both site and a client’s strategic vision.
KPMB has had the privilege to work with many of North America’s leading academic institutions, including Yale University, the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto, McGill University, Queen’s University, Concordia University and the University of British Columbia. Currently, KPMB is creating architecture for Princeton University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
To orchestrate the complexity of the contemporary building industry with goals for architectural excellence, sustainable design and cost effectiveness, KPMB prioritizes an integrated, collaborative design process. Manitoba Hydro Place (2009) has achieved 66%+ energy savings and is on target for LEED Platinum. The firm is currently working on a series of LEED Platinum and Gold projects, including the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario which will be the greenest building in Toronto.
The firm is also the architect for the Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, the Orchestra Hall Renewal and Expansion for the Minnesota Orchestra and the recently completed Vaughan City Hall and Canadian Museum of Nature.
KPMB’s projects have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, the Chicago Athenaeum, Business Week/Architectural Record, the North American and Global chapters of the Urban Land Institute, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the Royal Institute of British Architects, among others.
57-storey tower and 4-storey "ribbon" building proposed for the southern edge of Toronto's Distillery District. Design by KPMB Architects for Dundee Realty and Cityscape Development Corporation. go to project
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At the heart of the city’s most desirable neighbourhood, and situated high above the activity, is this exceptional private boutique residence. Already under construction, ... go to project
Bay Adelaide Centre East, located on Adelaide Street West between Bay and Yonge Streets, adjacent to Bay Adelaide West, will be a 44-storey, 980,000-square-foot office tower with best-in-class ... go to project
Bay Adelaide North, at 843,000 square feet, is the third and final tower in the Bay Adelaide Centre complex in downtown Toronto. It is unique in that it has large podium floors and a rooftop patio ... go to project
The New Bridgepoint Hospital
Bridgepoint Health is becoming Canada's leader in complex care and complex rehabilitation. It is the largest health care facility of its kind in Canada and the only ... go to project
The CAMH Redevelopment Project – Transforming Lives Here – will convert our 27-acre site on Queen Street West into a welcoming, integrated community, weaving together new cutting-edge CAMH ... go to project
A 12-storey mixed-use condominium by designed KPMB Architects for DundeeKilmer with retail at-grade, 187 residential units, 117 parking spaces, and meeting Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard. go to project
With the inimitable legacy of the Pan Am Games, The Canary District Condominiums offer buyers a rare chance to own a piece of Toronto history. Conveniently located at Cherry and Mill Streets, an ... go to project
The master-planned Canary District community will first serve as the Athletes’ Village for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games before being reimagined as Toronto’s most dynamic ... go to project
Situated atop the tiff Bell Lightbox, the new home of the Toronto International Film Festival Group at King and John, in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Festival Tower is a ... go to project
Imagine coming to class every day in one of the city’s most architecturally striking spaces, with labs and classrooms overlooking the Toronto harbour. And envision a learning environment focused ... go to project
The Globe and Mail is pleased to announce that plans are underway for its new headquarters, scheduled to open in late 2015. The 480,000 sq. ft. building will be located at the ... go to project
Library District Condominiums gets its name in celebration of the City of Toronto's 99th public library, which will join the building in Toronto's Downtown West Neighbourhood in a privileged ... go to project
Together with partners Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and Cadillac Fairview, Lanterra serves as lead developer of this 1,250,000 square foot complex containing 2 residential towers, 44 and 40 ... go to project
At the crossroads in Canada of high fashion, high culture and higher learning comes One Bedford at Bloor, an absolute architectural marvel and truly an address of distinction. Situated in ... go to project
DundeeKilmer Developments has signed a fixed-price contract to design, build and finance the development that will be used as the Athletes’ Village during the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American ... go to project
Renovation of the Park Hyatt hotel by Oxford Properties to convert the south tower to rental apartments plus some ancillary uses, while expanding event space in the podium, and updating the hotel ... go to project
Southcore Financial Centre is a major mixed-use, sustainable development built in Toronto's emerging Southcore Financial District.
Designed to exceed the expectations of today's globally connected ... go to project
Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) Block 32 Development. 41-storey tower with 9 and 11-storey podiums. Affordable rental housing designed by KPMB Architects, developed by Context, and ... go to project
Wellesley on the Park condos by Lanterra Developments. 60 storeys with 1.6 acre park at the base.
Architecture by KPMB Architects and Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects.
Landscape Design by NAK ... go to project
Now being developed by the Gupta Group, Yonge Park Plaza is a mixed-use office/retail/hotel proposal.
Original Plan for 4050 Yonge:
4050 Yonge Street represents the future of commercial office ... go to project
The Yorkdale is a mid-rise condominium project by Context and Metropia. It is located in the backyard of Yorkdale shopping centre, which means that you basically have the worlds biggest walk-in ... go to project