On Campus: Designing for Tertiary Education
Shirley Blumberg is a founding partner of KPMB Architects and a member of the Order of Canada for contributions to architecture and community. She has designed many of the firm’s award-winning cultural, academic, and mixed-use development projects.
Her academic projects include the Julis Romo Rabinowitz and Louis A. Simpson International Building at Princeton University; the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and Ponderosa Hub, both at the University of British Columbia; and the Centre for International Governance Innovation Campus in Waterloo Ontario, which was the recipient of an American Institute of Architects Honor Award, a Royal Institute of British Architects International Award and Canada’s Governor General’s Medal.
Shirley has served on numerous international juries and design panels, and has taught and lectured globally. She is the co-founder of BEAT, a grassroots initiative to promote equality for women and minorities in the architectural profession. She also leads KPMB’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) group, now a framework for policy and practice at the firm.