OC, OAA, FRAIC, AIA, RIBA, Founding Partner
Bruce Kuwabara is an influential practitioner and advocate of architectural excellence with expertise creating and communicating compelling design visions that catalyze stakeholders and the wider community. His unwavering belief in the power of architecture to implement social and civic change and maximize cultural, environmental and economic potential has earned him an Officer of the Order of Canada, the RAIC Gold Medal, the Ontario Association of Architects Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from McMaster University.
Exemplary projects include the LEED Platinum Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Canada’s National Ballet School, and the Canadian Museum of Nature. Current work includes the Global Centre for Pluralism for the Aga Khan Foundation in Ottawa and the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan as well as projects for Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University.
Bruce serves as the Chair of Waterfront Toronto’s Design Review Panel, a member of the Design Review Committee for the University of Toronto, and the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
Education and Professional Memberships
Education1972 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Toronto
Professional Memberships2007 Charter Member, Royal Institute of British Architects
2006 Member, American Institute of Architects
2005 Member, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
1997 Registered Architect, Pennsylvania
1997 Registered Architect, New York
1996 Fellow, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
1993 Associate American Institute of Architects
1990 Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
1988 Member, NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)
1986 Member, Ontario Association of Architects
1986 Member, Toronto Society of Architects