kobayashi + zedda architects ltd. is a Whitehorse-based architecture and planning firm and winner of the 2006 Professional Prix de Rome from the Canada Council.
Together with their partner firm, 360° Design Build, KZA is a multi-disciplinary team of 10 personnel including urban planners, architects, general contractors and carpenters. Kobayashi + Zedda Architects is the largest Yukon Architecture firm. 360° Design Build is one of the Yukon’s most active private developers, having constructed over $9 million worth of multi-use commercial / residential projects in downtown Whitehorse in the past 8 years. Deeply involved in the transformation of downtown Whitehorse into a vibrant living and working community, KZA believe in compact pedestrian friendly built environment, where building design is a reflection of the conditions unique to this part of the world.
The two firms offer long-range planning and visioning abilities, architectural design solutions and hands-on knowledge of construction processes and market forces. An intimate understanding of each phase of the design process has allowed KZA to make informed and creative recommendations and improve service to their clients.
Since its inception, the firm has worked on more than 500 design projects in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, and British Columbia. These projects vary in scale from private residential renovations to the new $65 million Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
The firm has a combined experience of 40 years working in the Yukon in every eco-region of the Territory. Recently, the firm has become recognized throughout Canada for its First Nations and sustainable architecture.
To maintain a high level of motivation and creativity, the firm partners, Jack Kobayashi and Antonio Zedda have shied away from specialization, working on over two dozen building types since 1993.