AIA Honors Canadian Ballet School
The campus is designed by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and Goldsmith Borgal and Company Limited Architects.
Mairi Beautyman -- Interior Design, 1/17/2007 12:00:00 AM
A new campus at the National Ballet School (NBS) in Toronto is the only Canadian project honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for its 2007 Institute Honor Awards program. Designed jointly by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects and Goldsmith Borgal and Company Limited Architects, the Jarvis Street Campus is the first stage of a $100 million NBS expansion program.
One of 11 recipients of a 2007 Institute Honor Award for Architecture and one of only four Canadian projects honored by the AIA since the launch of the awards program in 1949, the campus opened in November 2005. A jury of industry professionals selected winners from a pool of 450 international entries.
"The success of this project lies in the many years and countless hours devoted to careful planning and thoughtful consideration of the needs of a modern professional ballet school," says Mavis Staines, NBS artistic director.
The campus is also a recipient of a 2006 Interior DesignBest of Year (BoY) award.