KPMB was founded in 1987 by Bruce Kuwabara, Thomas Payne, Marianne McKenna and Shirley Blumberg. The firm has since earned hundreds of awards for architectural excellence including 12 Governor General’s Medals, Canada’s highest honour. In the last decade, KPMB has played a major role in the development of Toronto as an internationally recognized centre with projects for the Bell Lightbox for the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada’s National Ballet School, the Gardiner Museum, the Young Centre for Performing Arts and the Royal Conservatory TELUS Centre. KPMB has also contributed to projects across Canada including the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Manitoba Hydro Place (LEED Platinum) in Winnipeg and the forthcoming Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. KPMB is currently working on projects for Princeton University, Boston University, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada and is part of the consortium to design and build the 2015 Pan American Games Athletes’ Village.
Founded in 1926, Page + Steele has established an award winning tradition of excellence and professionalism. The firm has recently become a subsidiary of IBI Group (www.ibigroup.com), a ultidisciplinary global practice headquartered in Toronto, and is now known as Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects (P+S / IBI). The firm has extensive expertise in the design of hotel, residential, office and retail uses. P+S / IBI’s experience in these areas has led to the emergence of the firm as the pre-eminent Canadian firm engaged in the design of mixed-use developments for some of the largest developers in North America. For Treviso, architects Vladimir Losner and Henry Burstyn have created a truly exceptional master plan inspired by the architecture and lifestyle of Italy within a singularly important location in the heart of North York.
Established in 1997, Munge Leung is an international award-winning interior design firm, specializing in providing sophisticated design solutions to a diverse palette of projects, including five-star hotels and resorts, luxury condominium developments, exclusive private residences, restaurants and nightclub venues. Munge Leung has received prestigious awards and recognition from Hospitality Design Magazine, International Interior Design Association, Best of Canada Design Awards, and Contract Interiors Awards.
Located in Toronto, NAK Design Group is one of the largest landscape architectural practices in Ontario, working across Canada and around the world in places like China and Thailand, the US and in the Caribbean. The founding principals believe the design process combines a thorough synthesis of the site characteristics with a deep understanding of the programme requirements and, of course, creative thinking and problem solving. Among their many projects are Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Arts, Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower, the garden at the HQ of the Canadian Opera Company and such residential projects as The Cheddington and One Post Road in the exclusive Bridal Path district of Toronto. For their outstanding creative work, NAK Design Group has won national design awards and under the supervision of senior partner Robert Ng, NAK has conceived and executed an extremely site-sensitive landscape programme for ICE Condos at York Centre.