Bruce Kuwabara

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Bruce Bunji Kuwabara, B.Arch, OAA, FRAIC, RCA, AIA is a Canadian architect and partner in the firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB) (formed in 1987).


Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Bruce Kuwabara studied architecture at the University of Toronto and graduated in 1972.[1]

Bruce Kuwabara is the recipient of the RAIC 2006 Gold Medal. The medal recognizes Kuwabara's contribution to the profession of architecture and is Canada's highest honour bestowed by the profession on an individual. In his acceptance speech, Kuwabara offered a personal reflection contrasting the memories of growing up in the post-World War II climate as a Japanese-Canadian with the later inspirations of his mentors and seminal events that determined his vocation as an architect. His reflections of the collaborative nature of architecture and an overview of his practice is featured in a special supplement published by Canadian Architect in the June 2006 issue, with essays by George Baird and Larry Richards. Bruce was elected into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2005.

The press release and acceptance speech are available for download on the KPMB website.

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Selected work (with KPMB) includes:


In 2011, 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".[2]

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