Founded in 2003, KANVA is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary architectural firm composed of 15 dynamic architects, whose work is at the forefront of thinking, imagining, drawing, and constructing collective space. KANVA’s approach seeks to re-question and transform the built environment, and the firm approaches each project as an opportunity to tell a story and to expand the scope and dialogue between art and architecture. KANVA embraces architecture, art, and science as learning tools for transforming the built environment for those who live in it.
The award-winning firm has received numerous accolades and recognitions for its body of work, including the 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 2017, KANVA was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome for its ‘Adaptive Boundaries’ research work. The following year, the firm’s innovative Imago project garnered the Experimental – Future Projects Award at the World Architecture Festival (WAF). Most recently, KANVA was selected to provide art installations for the Canadian pavilion for Expo 2021-22 Dubai.