The Architecture of Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna, Blumberg

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Phyllis Lambert
Birkhäuser-Publishers for Architecture, 2004 - Architecture - 215 pages
"Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB) was founded in Toronto in 1987 by Bruce Kuwabara, Thomas Payne, Marianne McKenna, and Shirley Blumberg. The ethnic and gender diversity of the partnership established a hybrid studio model that was unusual among North American architectural communities at the time. While this diversity is one of the signature strengths of the practice, it is the thoughtful calibration of heterogeneous influences in their rigorous design work that has established KPMB as one of Canada's premier architectural studios." "KPMB's portfolio encompasses cultural, civic, educational, health care and performing arts projects located across Canada and increasingly in the United States as well as in Europe. At the same time the studio has repeatedly devoted itself to creating architecture that supports the urban condition as well as to the tectonics of making interior space. This book focuses on projects from 1987-2004, as well as selected works in progress."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Introduction by Phyllis Lambert
Toronto Style by Detlef Mertins
A Conversation with Bruce Mau

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About the author (2004)

Phyllis Lambert is founder and director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

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