KANVA

Biodôme Renewal, Montréal, ongoing project
  • AR Architecture
  • GR Graphic design
  • ID Industrial design
  • AP Landscape architecture
  • IN Interior design
  • UR Urban design
Composed of a collective of dynamic architects, KANVA is a young architectural firm whose work is at the forefront of thinking, imagining, drawing and constructing in Montreal and beyond. Its big ideas, gestures and approach to contemporary issues have gained local, national and international attention. With over ten years of experience designing a range of project types, including student housing, large-scale public art installations, mixed-use buildings, corporate and public spaces, KANVA treats each project as an opportunity to transform the built environment through story-telling.
Latest awards

2019

  • AZ Award, Winner & People’s Choice - Imago
  • Award of Excellence in Architecture, Ordre des architectes du Québec, Finalist - Eläa - Montréal, Canada
  • Award of Excellence in Architecture, Ordre des architectes du Québec, Finalist - Centre de congrès Saint-Hyacinthe - Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada (in collaboration with NEUF architect(e)s)

2018

  • Grands Prix du Design, PID Agency, Prix Architecture de paysage de projet domiciliaire, commercial et de bureau - Elää - Montréal, Canada (in collaboration with VLAN)
  • World Architecture Festival, WAF, Experimental Future Project - Imago

2017

  • Prix de Rome in Architecture, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Inova Award, Institut de développement Urbain du Québec, Multiple Residential Units, Construction Costs of Less than 50 Million $ - Elää - Montréal, Canada

2016

  • Awards of Excellence, Canadian Architect Magazine, Winner - Residential Complex Elää - Montréal, Canada
  • Awards of Excellence, Canadian Architect Magazine, Winner - To minimize the impact of the public works on Sainte-Catherine Street West : Imago - Montréal, Canada
  • Grands Prix du Design, PID Agency, Commercial Space, 1 600 to 5 400 sq. ft. award - Frank & Oak - Montréal, Canada
  • Prix Nationaux de Design Urbain, Institut Royal d'Architecture du Canada (IRAC) et l'Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec, Lauréat, catégorie Fragments urbains - Entre les Rangs - Montréal, Canada

2015

  • Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, Winner - Biodôme Migration - Montréal, Canada (in collaboration with NEUF architect(e)s)
  • Architecture Awards of Excellence, Ordre des architectes du Québec, Winner - Entre les rangs - Montréal, Canada
  • Architecture Awards of Excellence, Ordre des architectes du Québec, Winner - Résidence Edison - Montréal, Canada
  • World Architecture News Awards, Built Environment Media, Commended - City Fields - Montréal, Canada
  • World Architecture Festival, WAF, Finalist - City Fields – Montréal, Canada
  • World Architecture Festival, WAF, Finalist - Résidence Edison - Montréal, Canada
  • Emerging Architectural Practice Award, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
  • Grands Prix du Design, PID Agency, Winner, Hostel Category - Résidence Edison - Montréal, Canada
  • Grands Prix du Design, PID Agency, Winner, Lighting Category - Entre les rangs - Montreal, Canada

2014

  • International Warming Huts Competition, Winner - Recycling Words - Winnipeg, Canada
  • World Architecture News Awards, Built Environment Media, Shortlisted - Résidence Edison - Montréal, Canada
  • The IES Illumination Awards, Montreal Illuminating Engineering Society, Winner exterior lighting - Entre les rangs - Montréal, Canada
  • Grands Prix du Design, PID Agency, Exhibitions Category - 30 Lits - Montréal, Canada
Enterprise data
Full-time employees: 
12
Local business (Montreal, Quebec, Canada): 
100 %
In business since: 
2003