10. Bruce Kuwabara & Roxane Bejjany

Monday, January 17, 2022

Show Notes
XTG is about building bridges, and Rick speaks to 2 building experts (like, literal buildings). Bruce Kuwabara is a founding partner of KPMB Architects, Chair of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. He’s joined by Roxane Bejjany, an up-and-coming KPMB architect, who brings a Millennial perspective on work, life, and everything in between. Through the lens of architecture (which is what Rick studied in school) they talk about plurality in Canada, the concept of openness, the meaning of buildings, how hard it is to make great architecture, office towers that breathe, designing for mental health, mentoring from boomers, learning from GenZ, and thinking long-term. All that, and the usual game show silliness.