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Luigi LaRocca
OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Principal
llarocca@kpmbarchitects.com
Luigi LaRocca has played a senior role at KPMB since it was founded in 1987 and has provided project management for a number of the studio’s most prestigious, award -winning work through the design and construction phases. He demonstrates leadership through strong organizational and communication skills. This leadership has been integral to the successfully delivery of projects, including Manitoba Hydro Place, a new paradigm for sustainable and healthy workplace design in an urban setting, the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, the Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox, and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. His current projects include the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and The Brearley School, an all-girls private school in New York.

Education and Professional Memberships

Education

1979 B. Arch., University of Toronto

Professional Memberships

2004 LEED Registered Professional
1986 Member, Ontario Association of Architects

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Selected Awards

  • 2014 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2014 Ontario Association of Architects Sustainable Design Excellence Award - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2014 Governor General's Award - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2014 Architectural Record, Good Design is Good Business Award - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2014 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2014 AZ Award of Merit - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2014 Illumination Engineering Society of North America, Illumination Award of Merit - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2013 Architizer A+ Awards - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2013 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2013 Pug Awards, Honourable Mention - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2013 Canadian Urban Institute, Brownie Award, Best Overall Project - 2015 PanAm/Parapan Games Athletes’ Village | Canary District
  • 2013 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada, Project Winner - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2013 Green Dot Award - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2012 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence - TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • 2012 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2012 Ontario Concrete Award - The Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Expansion, University of Toronto
  • 2012 Ontario Concrete Award - TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • 2012 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence - 2015 PanAm/Parapan Games Athletes’ Village | Canary District
  • 2012 AZ Award - TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • 2012 Green Good Design Award - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2011 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Innovation in Architecture - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2011 Pug Awards, Best in Show - TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • 2011 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award - Canadian Museum of Nature
  • 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 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award - Centennial College Applied Research and Innovation Centre
  • 2006 American Institute of Architects/Committee on Architecture for Education, Educational Facility Design Award - Centennial College Applied Research and Innovation Centre
  • 2006 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada, Project Winner - Centennial College Applied Research and Innovation Centre
  • 2006 MIPIM Architectural Review Awards - Commended for Innovation - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2006 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence - Manitoba Hydro Place
  • 2005 Group Best Practices Award, Real Property Institute of Canada - Canadian Embassy Berlin
  • 2005 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Outstanding Interior - James Stewart Centre for Mathematics
  • 2004 Ontario Concrete Awards – Cast-in-Place Concrete – Architectural Merit Award - Centennial College Applied Research and Innovation Centre
  • 2004 Governor General's Award - James Stewart Centre for Mathematics
  • 2004 Architectural Record, Record Interiors Award - James Stewart Centre for Mathematics
  • 2004 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence - James Stewart Centre for Mathematics
  • 1998 City of Kitchener Urban Design Awards, Honorary Award of Distinction - Kitchener City Hall
  • 1997 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence - Kitchener City Hall
  • 1996 Pan American Biennale, Honorable Mention - Kitchener City Hall
  • 1994 Governor General's Award - Kitchener City Hall
  • 1990 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence - Kitchener City Hall
  • 1989 Winning scheme in an open national design competition - Kitchener City Hall

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