CTBUH Silver Member

KPMB Architects

About

Member Since: 2010

Member Offices: Toronto

Website: http://www.kpmbarchitects.com/

For more than three decades, KPMB has evolved in response to a changing world and worked to change it for the better.

Established in 1987, KPMB is an internationally recognized architectural practice based in Canada. Our wide-ranging work has earned over 400 respected awards, including 18 Governor General’s Medals, Canada’s highest honour. Our founding partners, Bruce Kuwabara, Marianne McKenna, and Shirley Blumberg, have all received the Order of Canada for their personal achievements and for KPMB’s collective contributions to improving people’s lives through the built environment. In 2021, we expanded our leadership team, including the naming of seven new partners: Kevin Bridgman, Steven Casey, Phyllis Crawford, Andrew Dyke, Mitchell Hall, Paulo Rocha, and Bruno Weber.

As a full-service practice, we provide expertise in building design, interior design, master planning, workplace strategy, project management, stakeholder engagement, and sustainable design. KPMB has designed and delivered projects totaling more than 31 million square feet in a broad range of sectors, including education, healthcare, scientific research, arts and culture, government, corporate, hospitality, recreation, and mixed-use development.

With more than 130 professionals, we are highly collaborative, forming interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative, regenerative design solutions that address the major challenges of our time, from the growing impact of the climate crisis to the quest for reconciliation in Indigenous communities. In 2015, we founded the KPMB Lab, an incubator of ideas, skills, and services aimed at solving important problems and exploring new opportunities through collaborative innovation.

Guided by our purpose and anchored by our values, KPMB crafts design solutions that catalyze positive change. With uncompromising rigor and close attention to the increasingly complex needs of the world around us, our diverse team devotes their expertise, passion, and creativity to solve today’s challenges and unlock new opportunities for our clients and the communities we serve.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture

Buildings

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

RANK
Name
Height
1 1 Scollard

229 m / 753 ft

2 Bay-Adelaide Centre

215 m / 704 ft

3 700 University Avenue

196 m / 643 ft

4 Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

196 m / 643 ft

5 Wellesley on the Park

194 m / 637 ft

6 31A Parliament Street

189 m / 622 ft

7 Maple Leaf Square North Tower

181 m / 595 ft

8 Maple Leaf Square South Tower

171 m / 562 ft

9 Festival Tower

157 m / 514 ft

10 Block 16

147 m / 482 ft

Associated companies

Please note that all heights shown in italics/red are estimated heights. These have been calculated based on known floor counts for the building, then extrapolated through analyzing typically hundreds of buildings of the same function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard building features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of these estimations.

RANK
Name
Height
1 1 Scollard

229 m / 753 ft

2 Bay-Adelaide Centre

215 m / 704 ft

3 700 University Avenue

196 m / 643 ft

4 Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

196 m / 643 ft

5 Wellesley on the Park

194 m / 637 ft

6 31A Parliament Street

189 m / 622 ft

7 Maple Leaf Square North Tower

181 m / 595 ft

8 Maple Leaf Square South Tower

171 m / 562 ft

9 Festival Tower

157 m / 514 ft

10 Block 16

147 m / 482 ft

11 Scotiabank North Tower

140 m / 460 ft

12 Southcore Bremner Tower

136 m / 445 ft

13 38-44 Broadway Avenue - St. Monica's Church

129 m / 425 ft

14 TCHC

125 m / 408 ft

15 PwC Tower

118 m / 385 ft

16 Manitoba Hydro Place

115 m / 377 ft

17 One Bedford

109 m / 359 ft

18 Cielo Condos

104 m / 341 ft

19 Library District Condominiums

97 m / 320 ft

20 Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences

93 m / 305 ft

21 MacKenzie Investments Tower

74 m / 243 ft

22 Arthaus

74 m / 242 ft

23 Neo

64 m / 210 ft

24 Park Hyatt Hotel & Residences

62 m / 205 ft

25 Canary Park Condominiums

55 m

180 ft

Please note that this height is estimated, based on a floor count of 16 floors. The estimation has been arrived at by analyzing 9,264 other buildings of the same Residential function on this database that do have confirmed heights. The user should be aware that non-standard features, such as significant spires or raised entrances / podiums, may affect the accuracy of this estimation.
26 CAMH Research Centre

40 m / 132 ft

27 The Wyatt

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CTBUH Initiatives Involving KPMB Architects

Tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower

22 August 2014

CTBUH Canada hosted a tour of Toronto’s Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, currently under construction in the heart of the city’s business district.