Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc., Toronto (1994-1995)
Part of:
  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc., Toronto (1994-1995)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 854 drawings (including 13 reprographic copies)
    0.001 l.m. of textual records
    1 model
Scope and content:
This project series documents the offices of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. in Toronto from 1994-1995. The office identified the project number as 9416.

Located on the 46th floor of BCE Place on Wellington Street, the offices were shaped like two conjoined octagons and were conceived as a mix of open and closed office spaces. Beech wood, panoramic views and curved lines created serenity in an attempt to offset the high-energy of daily investment activity. Similarly, custom-curved furnishings such as the trading desk added organic forms to the office environment. Sandblasted glass screens were used throughout the office to create transparency, while clear glass created openness in enclosed spaces.[1] This project was led by Marianne McKenna and Bruce Kuwabara.

The project is recorded through drawings, textual records and a project model dating from 1994-1995. The drawings are mostly originals and include sketches, model and presentation drawings, plans, elevations, perspectives, drawings of custom furnishings and construction drawings. The textual records consist of a staffing schedule.

[1]Bruce Kuwabara et al., Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna, Blumberg (Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publ., 1998), 120-127.
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions and some have been arranged by material type.

Toronto Ontario Canada


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