and the family of director Ivan Reitman), to its design, overseen by Toronto-based firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg
Architects, Lightbox is set to be the world's largest year-round cinema complex, with the annual festival and cinematheque at its core.
First came Will Alsop's playful Ontario College of Design, followed by the inspired extension of the city's Gardiner Museum by a local firm, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg
, and then Daniel Libeskind's monumental addition to the Royal Ontario Museum, its jagged crystalline forms seemingly impaled into Bloor Street.
The designs for the National Ballet School and the Royal Conservatory of Music by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg
Architects and the Canadian Opera Company's new building by Diamond and Schmitt Architects, both locally based firms, are in their separate ways perfectly formed examples of the restrained modernism that is becoming the house style for the city.
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg
Architects of Toronto will serve as project architect and interior designers for the project.
Commended were Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg
Architects, for the Manitoba Hydro Corporate HQ, Manitoba, Canada.
is being designed by the Toronto firm of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg
Architects with assistance in production from the Chicago firm of DLK Architects.