Bruce Mau founded his studio in Toronto in 1985. Since then, Bruce Mau Design, Inc. (BMD) has grown to a staff of forty and has gained international recognition for its expertise and innovation across a wide range of projects achieved in collaboration with some of the world's leading architects and institutions, artists and entrepreneurs, writers, curators, academics and businesses.
Collaboration is the studio's wellspring. Clients come to BMD with ambitions that can be built on, whether in book design, visual identity and branding, environmental graphics, programming and exhibitions, or product development. BMD approaches these collaborations not as accounts, but as ongoing projects. Current projects include environmental graphics for the Art Gallery of Ontario and the new headquarters of Barry Diller's InterActiveCorp, both in collaboration with Frank Gehry; the communications and experience design for the New York Sport and Convention Center, in collaboration with the New York Jets; a line of commercial carpeting, in collaboration with flooring giant Shaw Contract; and the development of a new vision for Guatemala, in collaboration with leaders of the country's business, education and creative sectors.
In resisting the simple solution in favour of the real opportunities inherent in a project BMD has produced a boundary-busting portfolio that includes such recent projects as Tree City, Canada's first national urban park, Parc Downsview Park in Toronto; Puente de Vida, a museum of biodiversity in Panama City; and the Institute without Boundaries (IwB), a studio-based postgraduate program in partnership with George Brown - Toronto City College. The IwB, formed out of the conviction that the future demands a new breed of designer, became the engine to produce Massive Change, an ambitious, multi-venue exhibition on the possibilities of design culture. Massive Change is a project by Bruce Mau Design and the Institute without Boundaries, commissioned and organised by the Vancouver Art Gallery. The exhibition is currently on tour.
Massive Change is also a book, the second BMD volume to be released worldwide by Phaidon Press. The first, Life Style, published in 2000, documents the studio as a place of study in service to its projects. In 1995, the studio garnered considerable attention for the award-winning and critically acclaimed S,M,L,XL, a 1300-page compendium of projects and texts generated by Pritzker Prize-winning Rem Koolhaas' Office for Metropolitan Architecture, designed and conceived by Bruce Mau with Rem Koolhaas.
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