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Kael Opie
LEED AP, Associate
kopie@kpmbarchitects.com
An Associate at KPMB, Kael brings expertise in advanced building technologies and an understanding of the integration of energy efficiency and cutting-edge sustainable goals with building design. He was the project architect for two LEED Platinum certified projects including the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg, a 695,000 SF office tower that consistently achieves 70%+/- energy reduction. Currently he is the associate-in-charge of the Destination Project at the University of Lethbridge, which is the product of an integrated sustainable design strategy to outperform baseline typologies, including an unprecedented 59% reduction for the laboratory and research spaces.

Selected Awards

  • 2015 Green Good Design Award - Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
  • 2014 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2014 Ontario Association of Architects Sustainable Design Excellence Award - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2013 Green Dot Award - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2012 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2012 Green Good Design Award - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2011 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Innovation in Architecture - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2010 The American Institute of Architects -The Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Green Projects Award - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2009 Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2009 Archdaily Building of the Year - Category: Offices - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2008 International Building Skin-tech (IBS) Award, Highly Commended - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2006 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence - Manitoba Hydro Place

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