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WATERLOO — The company that designed The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) campus in Waterloo has won a prestigious architectural award for its work in transforming the former Seagram distillery into a campus for reflection, collaboration and discussion of global issues.

The firm, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects or KPMB Architects of Toronto, was the only one in Canada to receive one of the 11 honour awards from The American Institute of Architects.

The CIGI campus design was praised for its "reinterpretation of a traditional academic quad building based on the Oxford model," and for the way that...

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