KPMB Architects is an award-winning, internationally recognized Canadian practice. It is notable for its unique hybrid form of architecture and practice, developed to respond to our multi-cultural, dynamically changing world. This is manifested in the diversity of the portfolio for culture, education, healthcare and paradigm shifting climate responsive design. Every project is conceived to support an essential belief in the power of architecture to influence civil and moral conditions. The firm comprises a deep pool of highly talented women and men who together form dynamic integrated design teams to ensure every design solution balances vision and pragmatism, environmentally responsible design and architectural excellence. KPMB has over 250 awards. The founding partners, Bruce Kuwabara, Marianne McKenna, and Shirley Blumberg are each recipients of the Order of Canada for their contribution to Canadian culture and society.
Their approach prioritizes integrated design thinking, and the making of architecture of the highest quality in a manner that supports everything their clients wish to achieve – socially, functionally, financially, aesthetically, and environmentally.
The diversification of the practice is also demonstrated by projects in healthcare, urban development, and high performance sustainability design. Recently Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, a new model for preventative care, received the 2016 the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture and Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg continues to reign as one of the world’s 10 most sustainable buildings.