Kearns Mancini Architects' recent conversion of the University of Toronto Mississauga, library building was featured in the prominent Toronto blog “No Mean City”. The University was saddled with a sprawling 1976 concrete building with little access to natural light. Kearns Mancini helped the University repurpose the building for academic and faculty offices, introducing light, open spaces and imbuing the interiors with colour.
Kearns Mancini co-op student Qinyu Lu was recently honoured by the University of Waterloo for his outstanding achievement in studio. We would like to congratulate Qinyu and encourage him to keep up the great work! Qinyu will be with Kearns Mancini for the next few months as he completes his work term.
Canadian Architect Magazine has honoured KMA's Fort York National Historic Site Visitor's Centre as a winner for its 2011 Award of Excellence.
Interior Design Magazine have honoured KMA's University of Toronto Mississauga South Building, Renovation Phase 1, as a finalist for its 2011 Best of Year Awards. Final recipient of the BOY awards will be announced in early December.
Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA)recognized Montclair Parkette for its positive contribution to Forest Hill village community, and awarded KMA with the 'Outstanding Streetscape Improvement' award for 2011. The intent of this project is to contribute to the beautification of the community and to re-create the parkette to become a gateway to the village.
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Toronto Star's architecture critic Christopher Hume counts down the city's five most beautiful buildings built in this century. George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts took 4th position in Hume's countdown.
Construction of a new visitor centre at the Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto has moved a step closer to reality following the selection of a winning design.Scheduled for completion in 2012, the estimated $18 million centre is considered key to the planned revitalization of the entire 43-acre site, which houses Canada’s largest collection of 1812-era military structures.
The Fort York Visitor's Centre design competition included four detailed schemes and the winning scheme chosen for the site was submitted by the Vancouver architecture firm Patkau and Kearns Mancini Architects of Toronto.
KMA was awarded OAA Awards of Design Excellence for George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, The Chef's House Restaurant, and Ireland Park in 2009.