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KPMB Architecture Studio: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg

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post updated 6 June 2023

KPMB Architects – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, alphabetical:

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada
Date built: 2006

HP Science & Technology Centre, Centennial College, Scarborough, Toronto
Date built: 2004
Design: KPMB with Stone Kohn McQuire Vogt Architects

Centennial College building with Hewlett Packard on University of Toronto land

More design projects by KPMB Architects online soon

Location: 322 King Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America

Toronto Architects Practice Information

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg architect office based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Architects Offices

KPMB Partners: Bruce Kuwabara, Thomas Payne, Marianne McKenna, Shirley Blumberg

Photo of studio for KPMB Architects, 322 King Street, Toronto:
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Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg : further information on KPMB

Firm Profile:

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.

Toronto Building Designs

Ontario Architecture Designs – chronological list

Toronto Building

Toronto Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Former Bata Shoe Factory, Batawa, ON
Architects: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design and Quadrangle
Former Bata Shoe Factory Batawa
photography : Scott Norsworthy; Nanne Springer (suite interiors)
Former Bata Shoe Factory, Batawa

Permission Shop
Architects: Reflect Architecture
Permission Shop Toronto
photography : Jeremie Warshafsky
Permission Shop

Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Art Gallery of York University building design
image courtesy of architects practice
Art Gallery of York University

Canadian Architectural Designs

Canadian Building Designs

Canada Architecture Design – chronological list

Canadian Architecture

Toronto Architect office listings on e-architect

Architecture Studios

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