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Vaughan City Hall / KPMB Architects

13:00 - 6 June, 2017
© Maris Mezulis
© Maris Mezulis

© Tom Arban © Maris Mezulis © Maris Mezulis © Tom Arban +16

Adjaye, Chipperfield Among 6 Shortlisted in Competition for Edinburgh Concert Hall

12:00 - 1 February, 2017
Adjaye, Chipperfield Among 6 Shortlisted in Competition for Edinburgh Concert Hall, The new building will be located behind the existing Royal Bank of Scotland / Dundas House, a category A listed building built in the 18th century. Image © Flickr user kaysgeog. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
The new building will be located behind the existing Royal Bank of Scotland / Dundas House, a category A listed building built in the 18th century. Image © Flickr user kaysgeog. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust Scotland (IMPACT Scotland) has announced a shortlist of 6 teams in the running to design a new concert hall and arts center in the heart of the Edinburgh New Town World Heritage Site. The building, estimated to cost up to £45 million ($57 million USD), will house a 1,000 seat auditorium that will become the new home of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

From 69 expressions of interest in the competition, six teams have been selected by IMPACT Scotland’s judging panel as finalists for the commission. The firms are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre / Hughes Condon Marler Architects + KPMB Architects

13:01 - 14 April, 2016
© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux
  • Architects

  • Location

    6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T, Canada
  • Architect in KPMB Architects Project team

    Shirley Blumberg (Partner-in-Charge and Design Partner), Bruno Weber (Associate-in-Charge, Construction), Andrew Dyke (Associate-in-Charge, Design), Sanaz Shirshekar (Project Architect, Design), Matt Krivosudsky (Project Architect, Contract Documents), Bryn Marler (Project Architect Contract Administration), Lily Huang, David Poloway, Marcus Colonna, Coben Christiansen, Alejandro Lopez Hernandez
  • HCMA Architecture + Design Project team

    Karen Marler (Partner-in-Charge), Daniel Philippot (Associate-in-Charge), Elena Chernyshov (Architect), Craig West (Architect), Steve DiPasquale (Intern Architect), Rachel Wilson (Technologist), Karen Nolan (Technologist), James Woodall (LEED Coordinator) Client: UBC Properties Trust
  • Area

    40000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +17

Fort York Branch Library / KPMB Architects

11:00 - 12 April, 2016
Fort York Branch Library / KPMB Architects, © James Brittain
© James Brittain

© James Brittain © Tom Arban © James Brittain © Maris Mezulis +13

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare / Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects

13:00 - 30 July, 2015
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare / Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects , © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +21

  • Architects

    Stantec Architecture , KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture , Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • PDC Architects

    Stantec Architecture, KPMB Architects
  • DBFM Architects

    HDR Architecture, Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Photographs

Minnesota Orchestra Hall / KPMB Architects

11:00 - 8 July, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra Hall / KPMB Architects, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nicollet Mall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

KPMB and West 8 Selected to Redesign Toronto Ferry Terminal

18:00 - 15 April, 2015
KPMB and West 8 Selected to Redesign Toronto Ferry Terminal, Courtesy of West 8
Courtesy of West 8

KPMB Architects, West 8 and Greenberg Consultants have been announced as winners of a competition to revitalize Toronto's Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbor Square Park. The winning proposal, "Harbour Landing" envisions a terminal embedded within the surrounding park and topped with a lush public green space that expands the waterfront park. 

"The vision for the area will result in a welcoming gateway to the Toronto Islands – one of the City's most unique and cherished parks – with amenities and infrastructure to support the approximately 1.3 million visitors who use the ferry each year," said competition organizers, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto in a press release. 

3 New Films Showcase 7 Architects Redefining the Role of Women in Architecture

10:30 - 8 March, 2015
3 New Films Showcase 7 Architects Redefining the Role of Women in Architecture, E1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin by Eileen Gray. Image © Julian Lennon 2014
E1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin by Eileen Gray. Image © Julian Lennon 2014

"I cannot, in whole conscience, recommend architecture as a profession for girls. I know some women who have done well at it, but the obstacles are so great that it takes an exceptional girl to make a go of it. If she insisted on becoming an architect, I would try to dissuade her. If then, she was still determined, I would give her my blessing–she could be that exceptional one."
– Pietro Belluschi, FAIA from the 1955 New York Life Insurance Company brochure, “Should You Be an Architect?”

With great fanfare, in mid-October 2014 on the opening night of the 6th annual Architecture and Design Film Festival in Manhattan, Festival Director Kyle Bergman announced that the festival’s special focus this year was on women in architecture. “We’ve been wanting to feature women in architecture for a while now,” he told me, “and this year we finally have the films to make that happen,” referring to three new documentaries: Gray Matters (2014), Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture (2014) and Zaha Hadid: Who Dares Wins (2013).

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Among Shortlist for Vancouver Art Gallery

00:00 - 9 January, 2014
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Among Shortlist for Vancouver Art Gallery, Site of the future Vancouver Art Gallery. Image Courtesy of http://vanartgallery.bc.ca/future/
Site of the future Vancouver Art Gallery. Image Courtesy of http://vanartgallery.bc.ca/future/

In an odd twist of fate, the architects of the soon-to-be-demolished American Folk Art Museum, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, and the architects spearheading the MoMA redesign (that will require its demolition), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will soon compete to design the Vancouver Art Gallery. Joining them on the impressive shortlist are Herzog & de Meuron, KPMB Architects, and SANAA. More after the break.

Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre / KPMB Architects

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
© Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

© James Brittain © James Brittain © James Brittain © James Brittain +20

Four Teams Shortlisted to Design New Central Library in Calgary

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Four Teams Shortlisted to Design New Central Library in Calgary, Site Image via REX
Site Image via REX

Four shortlisted teams have been asked to design proposals for a new central library in the Canadian city of Calgary. Selected from 38 submissions, the competing teams of local and international architects will harness the power of platemaking to envision a 280,000 square-foot “landmark” for the East Village Calgary. 

Marianne McKenna Invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada

15:19 - 21 December, 2012
Marianne Mckenna, OAA, FRAIC, AIA, OC, founding partner of KPMB Architects © Ann Marsden (CNW Group / KPMB Architects)
Marianne Mckenna, OAA, FRAIC, AIA, OC, founding partner of KPMB Architects © Ann Marsden (CNW Group / KPMB Architects)

The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, has bestowed Officer of the Order of Canada – one of Canada’s highest honors – to Toronto architect Marianne McKenna of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. Similar to the Order of the British Empire in Britain and the Kennedy Center Honors for artists in the United States, the award recognizes Canadians for a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

Office of the Secretary to the Governor General stated:

Block 24E / KPMB Architects

01:00 - 21 July, 2011
Block 24E / KPMB Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Architecture Of Record

    Page + Steele Incorporated
  • Traffic Consultant

    LEA Consulting Ltd.
  • Public Art Consultant

    Mills & Mills Consulting
  • Shoring

    Isherwood Associates
  • Structural Engineer

    Yolles Partnership Inc.
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer

    MCW Consultants Ltd.
  • Landscape Architect

    Corban & Goode
  • Facade Consultants

    Brook Van Dalen & Associates Limited
  • Code And Life Safety

    Larden Muniak Consulting Inc.
  • Surveyor

    R. Avis Surveying Inc.
  • Acoustical And Vibration

    Aercoustics Engineering Ltd.
  • Elevator Consultant

    Soberman Engineering
  • Waste Management

    Cini-Little International Inc.
  • Windy Study

    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI)
  • Costing

    PCL Constructors Canada Inc
  • Area

    662734.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Maple Leaf Square / KPMB Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2011
Maple Leaf Square / KPMB Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect Of Record

    Page + Steele Inc.
  • Landscape Architect

    Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg, NAK Design Group
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer

    Hidi Rae
  • Wind Consultant

    RWDI
  • Structural Engineer

    JAP
  • Building Envelope

    Brook Van Dalen
  • Leed Consultant

    Enermodal
  • Code Consultant

    Leber Rubes Inc.
  • Public Art

    Karen Mills
  • Acoustics

    John Coulter
  • Area

    1135431.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

2011 CAE Educational Facility Design Awards

15:00 - 24 June, 2011
© Eduard Hueber
© Eduard Hueber

AIA recently made us aware of this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The purpose of the design awards program is to identify trends and emerging ideas, honor excellence in planning and design, and disseminate knowledge about best practices in educational and community facilities. Check out the list of 13 after the break, including several of the firms we have previously featured.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts / KPMB Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2011
Young Centre for the Performing Arts / KPMB Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect

    Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB) Architects
  • Project Team

    Thomas Payne, Partner-in-Charge; Christopher Couse, Senior Associate; Mark Jaffar, Project Architect; Goran Milosevic, Kevin Thomas, Anne Lok, Andrea Macaroun, Thom Seto, Krista Clark, Ramon Janer, Clementine Chang, Stephen Kopp, Andrew Sinclair, Carolyn Lee, and Virginia Dos Reis
  • Structural Engineer

    Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer

    Crossey Engineering Ltd
  • Heritage Consultants

    ERA Architects Inc.
  • Project Manager

    PHA Project Management Inc
  • Signage

    The Beggarstaff Sisters
  • Theater

    Theatre Projects Consultants
  • Acoustics

    Aercoustics Engineering Ltd.
  • Performance Sound and Video

    Engineering Harmonics
  • Contractor

    Dalton Engineering
  • Area

    44000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

TIFF Bell Lightbox / KPMB Architects

01:00 - 21 June, 2011
TIFF Bell Lightbox / KPMB Architects, © Maris Mezulis
© Maris Mezulis

© Maris Mezulis © Maris Mezulis © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect

    Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB) Architects
  • Architect Of Record

    Kirkor Architects & Planners
  • Project Team

    Bruce Kuwabara, Design partner; Shirley Blumberg, Partner-in-Charge; Luigi LaRocca, Senior Associate; Matthew Wilson, Project Architect; Matt Krivosudsky, Bruno Weber, Brent Wagler, Glenn MacMullin, Andrea Macaroun, Rita Kiriakis, Lilly Liakus, Carolyn Lee, David Poloway ,Tyler Sharp, Debra Fabricus, Claudio Venier, Thom Seto, Walter Gaudet, Krista Clark, Clementine Chang, Winston Chong, Carla Munoz, Elizabeth Paden, Bill Colaco, Nicko Elliot, Norm Li.
  • Structural Engineer

    Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
  • Mechanical And Electrical Engineer

    Leipciger Kaminker Mitelman
  • Landscape Architect

    NAK Design Group
  • Lighting

    Pivotal Lighting Group
  • Signage

    Gottschalk + Ash
  • Life Safety

    Leber Rubes Inc
  • Acoustic

    Aercoustics Engineering Ltd & Valcoustics Canada Ltd.
  • A/V

    Brian Arnott Associates
  • Theater

    Peter Smith Architect Inc.
  • Wind Study

    RWDI Consulting Engineers
  • Transportation

    Marshall Macklin Monaghan
  • Cost

    Helyar & Associates
  • Area

    547000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

The Royal Conservatory, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning / KPMB Architects

01:00 - 16 June, 2011
The Royal Conservatory, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning / KPMB Architects, © Eduard Hueber
© Eduard Hueber

© Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Theatre Consultant

    Anne Minors Performance Consultants
  • Structural Engineer

    Yolles, Barry Charnish
  • Electrical Engineer

    Crossey
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Merber
  • Landscape Architect

    Janet Rosenberg & Associates
  • Architectural Lighting

    Martin Conboy Lighting Design
  • Signage

    Bhandari and Plater Inc.
  • Consulting Heritage Architect

    Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd Architects
  • Acousticians

    Sound Space Design with Aercoustics Engineering Ltd
  • Cost

    Turner & Townsend cm2r Inc.
  • Av

    Engineering Harmonics
  • Area

    190000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs