Thursday, November 23, 2017 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Room 230, 1 Spadina Crescent
Shirley Blumberg is a founding partner of KPMB Architects and a Member of the Order of Canada “for her contributions to architecture and for her commitment to creating spaces that foster a sense of community.” Notable award winning projects include the Fort York Public Library, the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation Campus (CIGI), recipient of a Governor General’s Medal, an American Institute of Architects Honor Award, and a Royal Institute of British Architects International Award. She was also the partner-in-charge for KPMB of major new student housing complex, Ponderosa Hub, at the University of British Columbia, which opened in 2016. Recently completed projects include the Global Centre for Pluralism for the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada in Ottawa and the the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and the Louis A. Simpson International Building (formally 20 Washington Road) at Princeton University. Current projects include the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, the Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Shirley is a member of the Toronto Community Housing Design Review Panel and established Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), an independent initiative dedicated to the promotion of equality in the profession of Architecture.