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CULTURAL PROJECT EXPERIENCE


The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity. Glenn Gould


KPMB Architects, is one of North America’s leading architectural studios. It was founded in 1987 as a hybrid studio model, offering an alternative model to the sole practitioner or the large corporate firm. It is based on diversity, integrative design thinking, and intensive collaboration between architects, clients, engineers and experts. Regardless of scale, every project is conceived as a response to a client’s vision and the project context. Ultimately, the architecture of KPMB focuses on enriching the experiences of contemporary life, designing for the long term and city building, and creating spaces that catalyse interaction and community.

CULTURAL PROJECT EXPERIENCE

The diversity of projects and KPMB’s commitment to architectural excellence has attracted exceptional clients and projects across Canada, the United States and Europe. This includes work with many of North America’s leading institutions, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada’s National Ballet School, Goodman Theatre, Yale University, the University of Michigan and the University of Toronto. Currently, KPMB is designing projects for Princeton University, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Boston University, Lethbridge University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of British Columbia.

Canada’s National Ballet

The studio is an advocate of sustainability and has delivered some of North America’s most energy efficient projects. KPMB has completed two LEED Platinum certified buildings: the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (2013) and Manitoba Hydro Place (2009) which has achieved 70%+ energy savings and is the largest office building in Canada to be LEED Platinum certified. Current LEED Gold targeted projects, include George Brown College Health Sciences Campus on the Toronto Waterfront, the Southcore Financial Centre in Toronto and Vaughan City Hall. KPMB’s projects have been recognized with over 200 awards for architectural excellence, including 14 Governor General’s Medals, 5 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture Awards and three of the founding partners are recipients of the Order of Canada.

We have worked for over 20 cultural institutions, many of which have led to repeat commissions including: Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Gallery of Ontario Art Gallery of Saskatchewan Banff Centre Berkshire Theatre Canada’s National Ballet School Canadian Museum of Nature Chinese Cultural Centre Design Exchange Gardiner Museum Goodman Theatre Harbourfront Centre / The Power Plant Gallery Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre National Ballet of Canada Minnesota Orchestral Association Royal Conservatory of Music Soulpepper Theatre Company Stratford Festival of Canada Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall Toronto International Film Festival Group University of Michigan Yale University


PROGRAM:  46,276 SF (renovation & new construction) renovation and expansion of 1983-84 museum designed by Keith Wagland LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario STATUS:

Completed 2006

CLIENT:

Gardiner Museum

COST:

$10 million

AWARDS:  RIBA International Award; Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award; OAA Award of Excellence; Business Week/Architectural Record Award

GARDINER MUSEUM


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It’s the big projects that get the attention, but often it’s the small ones that deserve it. None more so than the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, easily the most compelling, even exhilarating, example of architectural excellence to have appeared in Toronto in some time.

– Christopher Hume, The Toronto Star


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The TELUS Centre is compelling for its tectonic rigour and careful respect for existing site elements…it expresses a mannered clarity that stands up to its more architecturally aggressive neighbour [Libeskind’s ROM].

– Robert Ouellette, Canadian Architect

ROYAL CONSERVATORY TELUS CENTRE FOR PERFORMANCE AND LEARNING


ROYAL CONSERVATORY TELUS CENTRE FOR PERFORMANCE & LEARNING PROGRAM:  190,000 SF (140,000 new, 50,000 renovation). The new addition includes 3 performance venues, 1140, 230, 150 seats for music performance, light opera and dance, with academic facilities for conservatory training, community programs and back-of-house spaces LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario STATUS:

Completed 2009

CLIENT:

The Royal Conservatory

COST:

$110 million

AWARDS:  Civic Trust Award; AIA Educational Facility Design Award; United States Institute for Theatre Technology Architecture Honor Award; OAA Award of Excellence; Governor General’s Award; Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award; Canadian Interiors Best of Canada; Heritage Toronto Award; RAIC National Urban Design Award; Canadian Architect Award of Excellence


PROGRAM:   6,000 SF restoration of the existing 1901 Memorial Hall as a 240-seat recital hall; renovation of the lower level to provide new rehearsal, teaching and studio space for the children’s music programs of the Conservatory LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario STATUS: 1997 CLIENT:

The Royal Conservatory

COST:

$2.2 million

ROYAL CONSERVATORY, ETTORE MAZZOLENI HALL


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KPMB’s renovation/restoration… strikes just the right balance of past and present, symbolism and functionality. - The Toronto Star


PROGRAM:  175,000 SF; 42-storey mixed-use development including 5-storey base comprising flexible, multi-use space, including three cinemas and two flexible screening spaces; 38 floor residential condominium tower LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario STATUS:

Completed 2010

CLIENT:  Toronto International Film Festival and King + John Festival Corporation (c/o The Daniels Corporation) TEAM:  KPMB Architects (Design Architect); Kirkor Architects & Planners (Architect of Record) AWARDS:  OAA Award of Excellence; Ontario Concrete Award; Toronto Urban Design Award; Winning Scheme, Invited Design Competition

TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX


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Soundwise, the venue is quite simply one of the best on the planet… It’s the closest you’ll come to seeing a film from within a recording studio, and you can tell by the hush that sets in acoustically as you walk down the hall to get your seat that you’re in for something special.

– Jason Gorber, The 10 Best Seats at Toronto Movie Theatres, The Toronto Star, January 12, 2013


TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX


CANADA’S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL: PROJECT GRAND JETÉ 


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KPMB tactfully orchestrates an interplay between heritage and new interventions so that the evolving layers of history are clearly legible, but new parts also have an expressive dynamism.

– Catherine Slessor, The Architectural Review


CANADA’S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL: PROJECT GRAND JETÉ PROGRAM:  180,000 SF (new and existing) including 12 dance studios and support space, academic classrooms, and common spaces including a Town Square with café, library/resource centre and study areas LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario STATUS:

Completed 2005

CLIENT:

Canada’s National Ballet School

COST:

$75 million

TEAM:  KPMB Architects/Goldsmith Borgal & Company Limited Architects, architects in joint venture AWARDS:  AIA Educational Facility Design Award; Chicago Athenaeum Award; Governor General’s Award; ULI Award for Excellence; RAIC National Urban Design Award; ULI Global Award for Excellence; AIA Honor Award for Architecture; Toronto Urban Design Award; Canadian Interiors Best of Canada; OAA Award of Excellence


PROGRAM:   250,000 SF total area: 220,000 SF existing; 30,000 SF new construction LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario STATUS:

Completed 2010

COST:

$162.0

million

TEAM:  Padolsky, Kuwabara, Gagnon Joint Venture Architects (PKG): Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, KPMB Architects, and Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu Architectes AWARDS:  OAA Award of Excellence, Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, Ottawa Urban Design Award, Award of Excellence

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE


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From our first meetings with KPMB, the architects grasped the complexities of the renovation and also saw its many exceptional possibilities, it has been fascinating to watch them create a renovated venue that preserves the signature elements of the current Orchestra Hall and yet creates something absolutely new. – Michael Hensen, President and CEO, Minnesota Orchestra Hall

ORCHESTRA HALL RENEWAL, MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA


ORCHESTRA HALL RENEWAL, MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA PROGRAM:   21,528 SF expansion of lobby and public spaces and 9,688 SF renovation of administrative offices and concert hall LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota STATUS:

Completed 2013

CLIENT:

Minnesota Orchestral Association

COST:

$38.6 million


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Toronto’s Distillery District showcases brilliant design while providing a much needed theatre venue…The Young Centre is the vital spark that every city desires… – Lisa Rochon, The Globe and Mail, January 12, 2006

YOUNG CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


YOUNG CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM:   44,000 SF adaptive reuse of distillery tank houses including a 400-seat flexible theater, a 200-seat flexible format dance theater, a 100-seat studio theater, a cabaret stage, rehearsal/teaching studios, performance support spaces, workshop facilities, classrooms, lobby and ticketing facilities LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario STATUS:

Completed 2006

CLIENT:  George Brown College, Soulpepper Theatre Company AWARDS:  USITT Architecture Honor Award; OAA Award; Business Week/Architectural Record Award; Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Award


PROGRAM:   Engineering/Computer Science: 478,000 SF faculty and graduate offices, classrooms, retail, heavy engineering labs (including “vibration pit”), wet labs, white labs, computer labs, workshops, and fitness centre.  Visual Arts: 247,500 SF faculty and graduate offices, design art studios, photography dark rooms, electronic and experimental arts studios, black box theatre, galleries, art store, and teaching amphitheatres. LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec STATUS:

Completed 2005

CLIENT:

Concordia University

TEAM:  KPMB Architects / Fichten Soiferman et Associés Architectes, architects in joint venture AWARDS:  2006 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Urban Design Award

LE QUARTIER CONCORDIA, ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND VISUAL ARTS (ENCS/VA) INTEGRATED COMPLEX


 he Visual Arts Building features a 550-square-meter multi-storey mural by T Nicholas Baier and Cabinet Braun-Braën; the pixilated floral composition is a series of translucent and opaque images on glass and mirror panels. An experiment where art and technology, image and form meet to create a new hybridized whole, the work is an appropriate achitectonic billboard for the new Concordia. – Michael Carroll, Azure Magazine, March/April 2005


LE QUARTIER CONCORDIA, ENCS/VA INTEGRATED COMPLEX


PROGRAM:   97,500 SF comprising 250-seat Arthur Miller Theater and academic facility containing several smaller student repertory performance / teaching spaces, 460-seat auditorium and back-of-house spaces LOCATION: Ann Arbor, Michigan STATUS:

Completed 2007

CLIENT:  University of Michigan School of Music, Department of Theatre and Drama COST:

$28.4 million

AWARDS:  United States Institute for Theater Technology Architecture Award of Merit

CHARLES R. WALGREEN, JR. DRAMA CENTER & ARTHUR MILLER THEATRE


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Opening the doors of the theatre is both a symbol and invitation for students, the university community and the public to join a discourse about values, morality and the promise of how the arts can broaden our horizons – University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman


CHARLES R. WALGREEN, JR. DRAMA CENTER & ARTHUR MILLER THEATRE


PROGRAM:  13,200 SF (1,065 SF renovation) LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario STATUS:

Completed 2011

CLIENT:  Harbourfront Centre / The Power Plant Gallery

THE POWER PLANT GALLERY


PROGRAM:   171,000 SF new 800-seat theatre building, renovation of two existing theatre buildings to accommodate administrative/backstage/ rehearsal facilities and 400-seat repertory theatre LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois STATUS:

Completed 2000

CLIENT:

The Goodman Theater

COST:

$35.5 million

TEAM:  KPMB Architects, DLK Architecture Inc., McClier Corporation, associated architects

GOODMAN THEATER


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…a building that seamlessly honors tradition and heralds innovation … a theater with a soul. – The Chicago Tribune


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The restoration of Sprague Hall is an architectural and acoustical triumph. It signals an abiding commitment to music at Yale and to the creation and recreation of music in a new century. I am deeply grateful to the many people who made this possible. – Music Dean, Robert Blocker, Yale University

PROGRAM:   34,000 SF Renovation and additions to the 1917 Coolidge & Shattuck building, including rejuvenation of the existing 720-seat recital hall, new MEP systems, and new administrative and practice facilities LOCATION: New Haven, Connecticut STATUS:

Completed 2003

CLIENT:

Yale University, School of Music

COST:

$15 million

SPRAGUE MEMORIAL HALL, YALE UNIVERSITY


PROGRAM:   Transformation of the stage and auditorium chamber (60,000 SF) to create a room with great natural acoustics LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario STATUS: 2002 CLIENT:  The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall COST:

$15 million

AWARDS:  Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Award; IESNA International Illumination Design Award; Lighting Design Award of Merit; GE Edison Award for Exceptional Lighting

ROY THOMSON HALL ENHANCEMENT PROJECT


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Acoustica fantastica! - Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano


PROGRAM: 

124,000 SF purpose-built art gallery

LOCATION: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan STATUS:

Completion 2015

CLIENT:

City of Saskatoon

COST:

$84 million

TEAM:  KPMB Architects (Design Architect); Smith Carter Architects & Engineers (Architect of Record) AWARDS:

Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

REMAI MODERN ART GALLERY OF SASKATCHEWAN


SELECTED CLIENT LIST Academic

Corporate

Boston University

Air Canada Corporate Real Estate

Centre for International Governance Innovation

Alliance Communications Corporation

Concordia University

Ammirati Puris Lintas

George Brown College

CTV Globe Media

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Great West Life Realty Advisors

McGill University

Hasbro Inc

McMaster University

Indigo Books and Music Inc

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Manitoba Hydro

Northwestern University

Onex Corporation

Ontario College of Art and Design

The Woodbridge Company Limited

Princeton University

Torys LLP

Queen’s University

Walt Disney Animation Canada

Royal Conservatory of Music Ryerson University

Public

Smith College

Archdiocese of Toronto

St. Andrew’s College

City of Kitchener

Trinity College

City of Vaughan

University of Lethbridge

City of Richmond

University of Michigan

City of Toronto

University of Pennsylvania

Correctional Services Canada

University of Toronto

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

University of Waterloo

Department of National Defence Government of Canada

Yale University

Infrastructure Ontario Public Works and Government Services Canada

Cultural Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Gallery of Saskatchewan The Banff Centre Berkshire Theatre Canada’s National Ballet Canada’s National Ballet School Canadian Museum of Nature Gardiner Museum Goodman Theatre National Ballet of Canada Minnesota Orchestral Association Soulpepper Theatre Company Stratford Festival of Canada Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall Toronto International Film Festival Group

Healthcare Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Bridgepoint Health Providence Healthcare Hospitality/Retail Prevedello, Bigourdan, Lee (Nota Bene) Hospitality 3, (Study at Yale Hotel) Hilton Hotel Marc Laurent Oliver Bonacini Oxford Properties Star Alliance, Zürich Vincor International


SELECTED AWARDS American Institute of Architects Awards 2014 CIGI Campus 2010 Ryerson University Master Plan 2007 Canada’s National Ballet School 2005 James Stewart Centre for Mathematics, McMaster University 1997 Grand Valley Institution for Women 1993 Woodsworth College, University of Toronto

Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Award

2014 Rotman School of Management

2011 Manitoba Hydro Place (Innovation in Architecture)

2014 Quantum-Nano Centre 2012 Vaughan City Hall 2011 Canadian Museum of Nature 2010 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning 2008 Gardiner Museum

1993 Art Gallery of Ontario Stage III Expansion

2006 Centennial HP Information & Technology Centre

American Institute of Architects /Committee on Architecture for Education, Educational Facilities Design Awards

CTBUH Tall Building Award – Americas

2013 George Brown Waterfront Campus 2011 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning 2009 Canada’s National Ballet School 2005 Centennial HP Information & Technology Centre

2009 Manitoba Hydro Place Civic Trust Award 2012 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning

2005 James Stewart Centre for Mathematics

Interior Design Magazine

AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award

2002 Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

2006 Gardiner Museum

2010 Manitoba Hydro Place

2001 Hilton Toronto Hotel

Architectural Record, Interiors Award

MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Projects Awards

2004 James Stewart Centre for Mathematics, McMaster University 1995 Design Exchange Good Design is Good Business Award /Architectural Record Awards 2015 George Brown Waterfront Campus 2014 Rotman School of Management 2013 CIGI Campus 2007 Young Centre for the Performing Arts 2003 Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Winery Canadian Architect Award of Excellence 2012 Pan/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village 2011 Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan 2008 Bridgepoint Active Health 2006 Manitoba Hydro Place 2005 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning 2004 Vaughan Civic Centre 1999 Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Winery 1994 Metronome Canada 1991 Royal Conservatory of Music: Master Plan 1990 Kitchener City Hall 1988 Art Gallery of Ontario Stage III Expansion

2006 Manitoba Hydro Place National Post Design Exchange Gold Award 2003 Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery 2000 Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence 2000 Hilton Toronto Hotel 1998 Ammirati Puris Lintas Ontario Association of Architects, Award of Excellence 2015 Fort York Branch Library 2014 Manitoba Hydro Place 2014 Bridgepoint Active Health 2013 Rotman School of Management 2013 CIGI Campus 2012 TIFF Bell Lightbox 2012 Vaughan City Hall

2008 Canada’s National Ballet School 2004 James Stewart Centre for Mathematics, McMaster University 2002 Richmond City Hall 1997 Stauffer Library, Queen’s University 1997 Design Exchange 1997 Grand Valley Institution for Women 1994 Kitchener City Hall 1994 Reisman-Jenkinson Residence 1992 King James Place 1992 Woodsworth College, University of Toronto Royal Institute of British Architects International Architecture Award 2012 CIGI Campus 2008 Gardiner Museum Toronto Historical Board Award 1995 Design Exchange 1994 King James Place 1993 Woodsworth College, University of Toronto Toronto Urban Design Awards 2011 TIFF Bell Lightbox

1995 Woodsworth College, University of Toronto

2007 Gardiner Museum

1993 King James Place

2007 Young Centre for the Performing Arts 2006 Canada’s National Ballet School

1997 Metronome Canada 1997 Kitchener City Hall

2010 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning

1993 Woodsworth College, University of Toronto

1998 Ammirati Puris Lintas

2010 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning

2000 Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence

2012 CIGI Campus

2001 Hilton Toronto Hotel

2012 Vaughan City Hall

2007 180 Queen Street West

2003 Ravine House

2001 Penthouse on the Waterfront

2014 Rotman School of Management

2005 Railway Lands West Master Plan

2012 Vaughan City Hall

2002 Star Alliance Gold Lounge

2014 CIGI Campus

2009 Torys LLP Office

2013 Rotman School of Management

2002 Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

RAIC Governor General’s Award

2005 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

2003 Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

2003 Roy Thomson Hall Enhancement

2006 Le Quartier Concordia, Engineering /Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex, Concordia University

2010 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning

2014 Torys LLP, Calgary

2004 Lexus Lounge, Roy Thomson Hall

2008 Canada’s National Ballet School

2007 Canada’s National Ballet School

Canadian Interiors Best of Canada

2006 Canada’s National Ballet School

2010 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning

2011 Canadian Museum of Nature

2004 James Stewart Centre for Mathematics, McMaster University

2006 Young Centre for the Performing Arts

2010 Manitoba Hydro Place (National Urban Design Award)

1991 Marc Laurent Ontario Association of Architects Business Awards, Good Design is Good Business Award 2003 Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Awards 2010 Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning 2009 Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. Drama Center & Arthur Miller Theatre 2007 Young Centre for the Performing Arts 2004 Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University Urban Land Institute Award 2012 Manitoba Hydro Place 2008 Canada’s National Ballet School


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KPMB Cultural Project Experience