The Kirkland Partnership Inc.

The Kirkland Partnership is an architectural firm with expertise in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning. The firm has attained an international reputation of excellence in the design and development of a wide variety of project types.

The Kirkland Partnership is based in Toronto, Canada and was first established in 1978 as J. Michael Kirkland Architect. An affiliated firm, Kirkland Partnership International undertakes architecture and urban design projects overseas.

The Kirkland Partnership works with clients from private and governments sector offering services such as Urban Planning; Urban Design and Guidelines; Feasibility Studies; Economic Analysis; Architecture; Zoning  Review and Processing; Project/Construction Management; Community Relations; Site Planning; and Programming.


Intelligent buildings and precincts must be the product of a dialogue between the designer and user. To that end we have developed provocative techniques to induce consideration of and solutions to complex situations inherent in every undertaking.Like humans, buildings are both wholly unique, and exemplars of their species, taking their place among a family of pieces in a collective enterprise; the making of cities.


The Kirkland Partnership has received awards from Progressive Architecture (U.S.), Architectural Design Magazine (G.B.), The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Ontario Association of Architects, Canadian Institute of Planners Jean Alaurent Gran Prix of Distinction for Urbanism, and the Canadian Governor General’s Award for Architecture.