Ken Lum received his Pre-Professional Architecture degree in 2002 and his Master of Architecture in 2005 from the University of Waterloo, Canada. His two year Masters thesis on architecture and its capacity for religious reconciliation had received much commendation including an Ontario Association of Architecture Honorable Mention in 2005 and has been the subject of two exhibitions of excellent graduate work. Ken has written and co-published articles for various journals and has held teaching assistant and design critic positions at the university.


His professional profile includes participating in and winning several design competitions and awards; most notably being short-listed as one of five finalists (of 1021 entrants) for a US30M Flight 93 9/11 National Memorial of which he was awarded two Ontario Association of Architect’s Awards in 2006 and 2007, has been the subject of three exhibitions in the US and a 30 minute CBC documentary.


Ken has interned in some of the most distinguished architecture design firms in Toronto, including Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB), Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) and Architect’s Alliance (aA). He has worked on a diverse range of urban, cultural, institutional, commercial and residential projects such as the award winning Sprague Memorial Hall at Yale, Blanc de Chine’s 146 Yonge Project and the recent renovation to Roy Thomson Hall.


An advocate for architectural and artistic design responsibility and its influence on cultural and societal behavior, Ken has served in various capacities and organizations while in university and at present, participates and serves in local community activities. Currently, his interest lies in exploring the potential of spaces of diversity and temporality as places of reconciliation; and the influence of built form on collective memory.


Ken Lum     MRAIC, M.Arch, BES - Architecture

Architecture Professional and Designer


photo by Bryn Gladding of Bryn Gladding Photography