Patrick Bollenberghe, B.L.A., OALA, FCSLA, ASLA
Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Principal, The MBTW Group
Patrick Bollenberghe has been a principal of The MBTW Group since 1974. He is a landscape architect, urban designer, and resort and community planner. As a design partner of the firm, he has participated in a broad spectrum of work at various scales in both the public and private sectors. His projects include master/site planning, planned communities (residential, mixed-use, resort and lifestyle) and institutional developments to streetscapes, theme gardens, urban parks, open space systems and courtyards.
Visioning, design development and implementation of public buildings and spaces have been the focus of his work for many years. Working closely with team members, jurisdictional authorities, clients, and members of the local community, Pat spearheaded the landscape design and implementation of several notable, award-winning private- and public-sector projects in recent years - including the Toronto Film Studios, the National Ballet School of Canada, the Assembly Hall Theatre and Cultural Centre, McKinsey & Company, the Fields Institute and the Isabel Bader Theatre and Lecture Hall on the University of Toronto campus, Windsor Central Riverfront, Burlington Waterfront Framework Plan, the Downtown Hamilton Mobility Streets Masterplan, the Niagara Falls Tourist District Streetscape Master Plan, York Region 7-Lane Road Study, Ajax Civic Square and Library, and the Whitby Civic Square and Library.
Professor in Practice and Chairman
Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University
Alex Krieger, FAIA, is Professor in Practice of Urban Design and Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning and Design. He is a founding principal of Chan Krieger & Associates. His recent work includes urban design and planning projects in Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Des Moines, Louisville, Minneapolis, Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, Providence, Washington, DC and Worcester. Other projects include master plans for Boston's Seaport District and City Hall Plaza, campus plans for Brandeis University, Knox College and Rhode Island School of Design; the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, the Carl J. Shapiro Clinical Care Center for Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and an athletic facility for the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge. The firm's work has received prizes in eight national competitions, two Progressive Architecture awards and thirteen AIA awards.
An authority on the evolution of urban settlements, his publications include: Mapping Boston (1999) Design Concepts for Nippon-Daira and Its Region (1993), Towns and Town Making Principles (1991), A Design Primer for Cities and Towns (1990), The Architecture and Kallmann, McKinnell & Wood (1988), Past Futures: Two Centuries of Imagining Boston (1985), and essays for various architecture, design and planning periodicals. He is a contributing editor for Architecture Magazine.
He has served as director the National Endowment for the Arts Mayors' Institute on City Design (1995-1998), Commissioner on the Boston Civic Design Commission (1988-97), design review architect for the Providence Capital Center Commission (1991-98), Director of the National Leadership Institute for Planning Direction (1998-present), and the Vice President of the New England Holocaust Memorial Committee (1989-98) during the planning, design and dedication of the award-winning memorial.
Architect and Partner
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
Born in Hamilton, Bruce Kuwabara has become one of Canada's leading architects since graduating in architecture from the University of Toronto. He has taught at Toronto's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, as well as lecturing at universities across Canada and the USA. His work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Bruce has directed the designs of Kitchener City Hall, Richmond City Hall, the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Le Quartier Concordia in Montreal, and Metronome Canada. He is currently working on the new Centennial College HP Science and Technology Centre, the National Ballet School, the Gardiner Museum, and Festival Centre for the Toronto International Film Festival Group and King John Development Corporation.
Bruce is a founding partner in the award-winning firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. In addition to its numerous competition-winning schemes, KPMB's projects have received more than fifty awards, including eight Governor General's Awards, recognizing design excellence.
The Globe and Mail
Lisa Rochon is the architecture columnist/critic for The Globe and Mail. Her national column 'Cityspace' explores the complex fabric of the Canadian city - its public spaces, its trophy buildings and its contextual architecture. She travels regularly for her column in Canada and abroad and has written extensively about the redevelopment of the World Trade Center in New York.
Lisa has contributed architecture critiques to CBC Radio's State of the Arts and has written for 15 years on art, architecture and cities for magazines such as Metropolis, Canadian Art, Canadian Architect, and The Brick. In the mid-1990s, she was the founding editor of Insite, a magazine of architecture and design distributed in North America and Mexico.
Lisa teaches as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Since 1999, she has taught architectural criticism to undergraduate students and, last year, launched a new graduate seminar on the reconstruction of devastated cities called "Life Among the Ruins: Post-Crisis Scenarios".
She holds a Master of Arts in Urban Design Studies from the University of Toronto, a Certificat d'Études Politiques, 1986 from the L'Institut d'Études Politiques, Paris, France, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, Ottawa.