Brent Wagler
OAA, LEED AP, Associate

Educated at Carleton University, Bachelor of Architecture (1991) and McGill University, Master of Architecture in History and Theory (1995).

Wagler joined KPMB Architects in 1997. His early projects with KPMB were key university commissions including the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, Raether Library and Information Technology Center at Trinity College in Hartford CT, and the McGill University Genome Quebec Innovation Centre* in Montreal. More recently, he was a core team member for the new Health Sciences Waterfront Campus* for George Brown College in Toronto.

He was an instrumental member of the competition design team for the TIFF Bell Lightbox and Tower for the Toronto International Film Festival and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He was also the project architect on planning projects including the Rockcliffe Redevelopment, a new sustainable community proposed for a former Canadian Forces Base, and the master plan study for the Niagara Music Festival, an outdoor music facility for the National Arts Centre and Toronto Symphony Orchestras in Southern Ontario.

Wagler was project architect for the Canadian Museum of Nature*, in Ottawa, a joint venture of Padolsky, Kuwabara, Gagnon Joint Venture Architects. This project involved the revitalization and expansion of the heritage Victoria Memorial Museum Building. Currently, he is the associate-in-charge of the Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower*, a 47-storey, LEED Gold designed office tower in Toronto’s Financial District.

In 2011, Wagler was named an Associate of KPMB.


* project in joint venture or in association with another firm

Selected Awards

  • 2015 Architectural Record, Good Design is Good Business Award - George Brown College, Waterfront Campus
  • 2013 Society for College and University Planning/AIA-Committee on Architecture for Education, Excellence in Architecture - George Brown College, Waterfront Campus
  • 2013 Toronto Construction Association, “Best of the Best” awards - George Brown College, Waterfront Campus
  • 2013 Toronto Urban Design Award - George Brown College, Waterfront Campus
  • 2012 Ontario Concrete Award - TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • 2012 AZ Award - TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • 2011 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence - Canadian Museum of Nature
  • 2011 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award - Canadian Museum of Nature