Design Team Profile
KPMB Architects is known for its consistency of architectural excellence through a diversity of project experience. Founded in 1987, KPMB won two major competitions for large-scale institutions
in its first few years of practice, Kitchener City Hall and the Queen’s University Library. This work, along with a number of other projects, rapidly established the firm’s reputation for high
design and production standards.
Smith Carter Architects and Engineers
Smith Carter Architects and Engineers of Winnipeg was named as Executive Architect for Manitoba Hydro Place in 2004. Working closely with the design architect, Smith Carter translated design
intent into the technical details required for construction, and coordinated the production of sequential bid document packages. This was all accomplished while managing a geographically
diverse design team, pursuing aggressive quality objectives, and adhering to a fast-track delivery schedule.
Transsolar of Germany was chosen as the energy and climate engineer. Transsolar is the world’s foremost climate engineering firm, drawing on engineering principles and a range of climate and
energy considerations to influence design. The firm is internationally recognized for its approach, which strives for the highest possible comfort in the built environment with the lowest
possible impact on the environment.
AECOM is known internationally for their sustainable and holistic design approach, which embraces low-carbon and economic operational performance. AECOM provided mechanical and electrical
engineering services for Manitoba Hydro Place, including fire protection, plumbing and heating, and uninterruptible power system design.