Lecture by Bruce Kuwabara

The second event of the Fall 2023 Laurentian Architecture Lecture Series is scheduled for this upcoming Thursday Sep.21 at 5:30 pm in the Lecture Hall. The guest lecturer will be Bruce Kuwabara from KPMB Architects (Toronto, ON). Bruce is coming to the MSoA in the wake of a huge 900 books donation to our Library. He will talk about his book collection and the impact it had on his inspiring work, heading one of Canada’s most renowned architectural firms. This lecture is presented by the Ontario Association of Architects. It is free and open to all.

Bruce Kuwabara is a Japanese Canadian architect, a founding partner of KPMB Architects in Toronto and the Chair of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Kuwabara’s belief and commitment in the power of architecture to act as an agent of positive change has earned him and KPMB many of Canada’s highest honours including the RAIC Gold Medal and 18 Governor General’s Awards. In 2012 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his contributions, as an architect, to our built landscape and for his commitment to professional excellence.” As an architect and citizen, he is deeply engaged with ways in which architecture, landscape, forestry, visual art, and city building catalyze positive change and inspire and shape a world that is more diverse, equitable, accessible, inclusive, and sustainable for future generations. Over the course of his career, he has made major contributions to the built environment through his work on major cultural, civic, educational, and healthcare projects. Bruce has long advocated the integration of performance and aesthetics, ultimately leading to the creation of vibrant and resilient communities and the improvement of the health and wellbeing of people and planet.

Please note that this lecture qualifies for two (2) Ontario Association of Architects Continuing Education Structured Learning Hours.