The Architects of the World Series: 2016, Canada
The Distinguished Architects of the World Series lecture is presented annually with Memphis In May International Festival to celebrate the outstanding architecture and design of the celebrated country. Join us as we explore the unique architectural, cultural, social and economic environment of this year’s featured country – Canada.
This event serves as the AIA Memphis Third Thursday for the month of May.
Every Building Implies a City
Future Cities: 8 Strategies
presented by Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architects
About Bruce Kuwabara | KPMB Architects
Bruce Kuwabara is one of Canada's leading architects. He is the recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal (2006) and in 2012 was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada for shaping ‘our built landscape in lasting ways.’
A founding partner of KPMB Architects, he has earned public and critical admiration for projects of national significance such as Canada’s National Ballet School, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Bell Lightbox for the Toronto International Film Festival, and Manitoba Hydro Place. Also committed to raising the profile of Canadian architecture, he has taught at the University of Toronto and Harvard University and acts as an advocate for excellence in architecture, urbanism and sustainable design.
His current projects include the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, the home for the Departments of Economics and International Initiatives at Princeton University, the new Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Global Centre for Pluralism for the Aga Khan Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, the Athletes' Village for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and the Center for Mathematical and Computational Sciences at Boston University.
Born in Hamilton, Bruce Kuwabara is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He is the first Chair of Waterfront Toronto's Design Review Panel, and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.