The Architects

Diamond Schmitt Architects is a leading architectural studio based in Toronto with an international reputation for design excellence.

The company is rated among the top 100 architecture firms in the world by Building Design (UK), which also ranks the studio among the world’s top ten in the cultural sector for its performing arts projects, which include the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto and Maison Symphonique in Montreal.

Diamond Schmitt Architects’ extensive portfolio comprises academic buildings for both teaching and research, public and post-secondary libraries, life science facilities, research laboratories, residential, civic and commercial projects, as well as hospitals.

The practice is in receipt of more than 250 awards for design, including seven Governor General’s Medals for Architecture, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), Civic Trust Awards (UK), and six Good Design is Good Business Awards from Architectural Record (US).

Current projects include David Geffen Hall for the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center in New York City; the National Arts Centre transformation in Ottawa; the new campus of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver; and the master plan and buildings for one of North America’s largest urban developments, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. The firm is shortlisted for the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial as well as for the Centre for Music in London, the new home of the London Symphony Orchestra.