Toronto, Canada. Sept-Dec 2014, Jan-Aug 2016
KPMB Architects is an award winning, internationally recognized Canadian architecture practice notable for a diverse portfolio of culture, education, healthcare and paradigm shifting climate responsive design that has shaped the Canadian architecture and the industry. While interning there for 12 months I had the opportunity to work on a variety of different scale private, institutional, and cultural pojects in all phases of conception and construction. Their large downtown Toronto office provided the opportunity to meet many influential industry figures and visit notable projects.
Alongside Partners Bruce Kuwabara and Shirley Blumberg I worked on two design competitions for a multi-tower-complex and theatre centre. As sole assistant to Principal Chris Couse I worked on many small, fast pursuits including the Flint, Michigan theatre renovation. As part of large project teams I also worked on DD and CD for the Globe and Mail Headquarters Interior and the new UPENN Economics building.
During my internship at KPMB I developed my skills for collaborating effectively with consultants, large teams and small teams, and public and corporate clients. I improved my proficiency with Revit, Sketchup, CAD, Photoshop, and Illustrator. With the mentorship of my colleagues and supervisors I honed my design sense for both large overall and small detailed building elements.