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Diamond Schmitt Architects News arranged chronologically:

31 July 2021
Therme Canada | Ontario Place, West Island, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Therme Canada Ontario Place Toronto Redevelopment
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Therme Canada Ontario Place
Therme Canada has engaged the Toronto based, global architecture firm, Diamond Schmitt to lead the design of Therme Canada | Ontario Place, a year-round landmark waterfront destination that reconnects people to Lake Ontario. The design for Ontario Place’s West Island is grounded in the planned expansion of public park space, and honours and celebrates Ontario Place’s history, including the iconic 1967 Pods and Cinesphere.

22 Oct 2020
Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre building
photo : Tom Arban Photography
Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre
Inspired by the adjacent Chimney Swift colony the new Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre (OTCC), a health and wellness facility, is set to serve the needs of the Oakville community as a gathering place for groups large and small.

July 24, 2020
Markham Centre Campus, Regional Municipality of York, Southern Ontario, Canada
Markham Centre Campus York Ontario
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Markham Centre Campus
A new and innovative campus for York University will rise in the City of Markham adjacent to Toronto. Designed by Diamond Schmitt, the Markham Centre Campus (MCC) is the first public university in York Region. It features a vertical campus building that is fully integrated with the area’s diverse, growing network of commerce, athletics, arts, and entrepreneurial communities.

7 May 2020
Haskyane School of Business at the University of Calgary, Canada
Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects In association with Gibbs Gage Architects
Mathison Hall, Haskyane School of Business, University of Calgary
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Haskyane School of Business at the University of Calgary
The innovative learning environment called Mathison Hall is set to rise next to the school’s Scurfield Hall, which will be renovated as part of the $90-million project.

3 Apr 2020
New Associates and Directors Announced

Diamond Schmitt names new Associates and Directors Toronto – Diamond Schmitt is pleased to announce the expansion of its design and management teams with the appointment of 14 Associates and advancements and two new Directors.

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24 Jan 2020
Ottawa Public Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility, 555 Albert St, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Ottawa Public Library & Archives Canada Joint Facility
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Ottawa Public Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility
A unique partnership between municipal and federal institutions is the catalyst for an innovative facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects that will rise on a prominent site in Canada’s capital city.

June 28, 2019
Donald Schmitt Named To The Order Of Canada
Don is a recognized leader in the architectural community at home and abroad and is known as a champion of sustainable environments and design excellence:
Donald Schmitt Named To The Order Of Canada

9 Nov 2018
Marlborough College Memorial Hall Building Refurbishment, Wiltshire, southwest England, UK
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects and Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
Marlborough College Memorial Hall building interior
photo : Andy Matthews
Marlborough College Memorial Hall
Diamond Schmitt Architects and Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt have re-established the building’s original purpose as a theatre and memorial while preserving its character and unique ambience.

26 Sep 2018
Trafalgar Park Community Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Trafalgar Park Community Centre in Oakville Ontario
photograph : Lisa Logan Photography
Trafalgar Park Community Centre Building
The 65,000-sqft, $37m project is one of the first in Canada for a municipal client using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model.

14 Aug 2018
New Student Residence at University of Toronto St. George Campus, corner of Spadina & Sussex Avenues, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Student Residence at University of Toronto St. George Campus
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New Student Residence at University of Toronto St. George Campus
The first new student residence to rise at University of Toronto’s downtown St. George campus in a decade has reached a development milestone. U of T said an agreement with the city and local community groups has been struck for the 23-storey building at the corner of Spadina and Sussex Avenues.

26 Jul 2018
Ambulatory Care Building, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Design: Gibbs Gage Architects and Diamond Schmitt
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Ambulatory Care Building
photo : Tom Arban Photography
Ambulatory Care Building, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
The expansion and renewal of the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital was celebrated today. A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened the new Ambulatory Care Building designed by Gibbs Gage Architects and Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture.

21 Jul 2018
Innovation Centre at Red River College Exchange District Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects with Number TEN Architectural Group
Innovation Centre at Red River College Exchange District Campus in Winnipeg
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Innovation Centre at Red River College
Construction has commenced on a $95-million Innovation Centre at the Red River College Exchange District campus in Winnipeg. This transformative project positions architectural innovation to inspire and support a culture of advanced learning and knowledge transfer.

5 Jul 2018
North York Central Library Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
North York Central Library Building in Toronto
photo : Lisa Logan Photography
Museum Station Toronto Building
Toronto’s largest circulating library re-opens today after a major renovation project. Diamond Schmitt Architects has revitalized the North York Central Library and reprogrammed space to support the delivery of new services to meet the changing needs and expectations of its users.

28 Jun 2018
Museum Subway Station, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Museum Subway Station Toronto
photo : Elizabeth Gyde
Museum Subway Station Toronto Building
It has been a decade since Diamond Schmitt Architects transformed the quotidian into a time travel experience on the Toronto subway at Museum station.

16 May 2018
Metropolitan Toronto Central YMCA, Ontario, Canada
Metropolitan Toronto Central YMCA Building
photograph : Fiona Spalding-Smith
Metropolitan Toronto Central YMCA
The Metropolitan Toronto Central YMCA, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, is this year’s recipient of the Prix du XXe siècle, an award that recognizes outstanding contribution to Canadian architecture of 20th century design.

8 May 2018
DARE District at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada
DARE District at Algonquin College in Ottawa
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DARE District at Algonquin College
Algonquin College in Ottawa has opened a new centre for learning, innovation and entrepreneurship that features state-of-the-art collaborative environments with an emphasis on the sharing and embracing of Indigenous knowledge.

Apr 22, 2018
Weiser Hall Expansion, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Weiser Hall at the University of Michigan
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Weiser Hall Building Expansion by DSA
The transformation of a landmark building on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor is being celebrated today. The renovation and expansion of Weiser Hall repurposes the mid-century ten-storey tower to create a dynamic learning environment for interdisciplinary study and exchange.

25 Mar 2018
The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto
photo : Tom Arban Photography
The Globe and Mail Centre
For the second year in a row, a building designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects has won the Office Development of the Year Award for the Greater Toronto Area. The Commercial Real Estate Development Association Greater Toronto Chapter (NAIOP) presented The Globe and Mail Centre, its architects and developers First Gulf Corporation and OPTrust and Colliers International with the REX Award for 2018.

1 Mar 2018
The LiUNA Building, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
The Labourers International Union of North America Building in Vaughan
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The LiUNA Building in Vaughan
This 295,000-sqft headquarters building uses a highly transparent glazing system. A six-storey tower and three-storey wing dramatically sitting on a partly-buried Assembly Hall make for a dynamic architectural intervention.

7 Feb 2018
Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michael Garron Hospital building in Toronto by Diamond Schmitt Architects
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Michael Garron Hospital Building in Toronto
February 6, 2018, Toronto – Michael Garron Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario have selected a design-build-finance team including leading Canadian design firm Diamond Schmitt Architects for a transformative campus redevelopment and state-of-the-art patient care tower.

Dec 22, 2017
The Kipnes Lantern at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada
Kipnes Lantern, National Arts Centre Ottawa building
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The Kipnes Lantern at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
The next stage of renewal at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa will be unveiled on New Year’s Eve. The Kipnes Lantern is a three-storey, multi-sided signature element of the NAC’s architectural rejuvenation, a $225-million project by Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Sep 6, 2017
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Building, downtown Vancouver, southern British Columbia, Canada
Wilson Arts Plaza, SE entrance, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver
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Emily Carr University of Art + Design Building
This 290,000 sf landmark building anchors the regeneration of an industrial zone. To engage the community of this emerging cultural and academic precinct, the campus has an open and accessible design that welcomes the public into the creative processes on display.

24 Jul 2017
Robarts Library Building, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Robarts Library at the University of Toronto
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Robarts Library Expansion at the University of Toronto
Canada’s largest academic library is growing. A major expansion of Robarts Library at the University of Toronto will add 1,200 work and study spaces to the iconic facility, which is known as an exemplar of the concrete Brutalist style of architecture from the 1960s.

Jul 11, 2017
International shortlist revealed for architects to design landmark Centre for Music in London

Diamond Schmitt Architects in partnership with UK architects AL_A are shortlisted to develop a concept design for a new concert hall in the City of London. The Barbican Centre, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama are leading the competition, with support from the City of London Corporation.

The Centre for Music is planned to contain a world-class concert hall, education, training and digital spaces, and excellent facilities for audiences and performers to bring music-making to the widest possible audience. “It would be a place of welcome, participation, discovery and learning fit for the digital age,” said the project’s backers in a press release.

The developers sought applications from internationally recognized experts to develop plans for a state-of-the-art building of acoustic and visual excellence. The other firms on the shortlist are Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Snøhetta. The Centre would be a permanent home to the London Symphony Orchestra and host performances from the Barbican’s family of Associate orchestras, as well as performances from touring artists and orchestras in a range of genres from across the UK and the world.

The preferred site for the Centre for Music is in the heart of the Square Mile, currently occupied by the Museum of London, which is developing a new and larger site at West Smithfield.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra, Guildhall School and the City of London Corporation realize their goal for a concert hall to be among the best in the world,” said Donald Schmitt, principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Amanda Levete, Principal of AL_A, said: “I am thrilled that AL_A and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been shortlisted for this ambitious project. It is an extraordinary opportunity to redefine the role that music and culture can play in today’s society, right in the heart of the City.”

Diamond Schmitt Architects (www.dsai.ca) is among the world’s top design firms for the cultural building sector. An award-winning portfolio of opera houses, concert halls and galleries includes the Mariinsky II Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, Maison Symphonique in Montreal, and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Current projects include the renewal of David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City and Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Texas.

AL_A (www.ala.uk.com) is an award-winning architecture and design studio, with recently completed work including the highly acclaimed V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London, MAAT in Lisbon, and Central Embassy in Bangkok. Ongoing commissions around the world include the transformation of the flagship Galleries Lafayette department store in Paris, two new buildings for Wadham College at the University of Oxford, and the Monte St Angelo subway station in Naples.

New Centre for Musicin London

30 Jun 2017
National Arts Centre – NAC Reopening, Ottawa, Canada
National Arts Centre in Ottawa: NAC | www.e-architect.com
photo : Lisa Logan Photography
National Arts Centre in Ottawa NAC
On July 1st, Canada’s 150th Birthday, the National Arts Centre inaugurates a new building wing which transforms the Centre for the first time in 50 years. Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed new public spaces and a new entry which, for the first time, connect the NAC to Confederation Square and the Parliamentary Precinct in Ottawa.

29 Jun 2017
PwC-YMCA Tower, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
PwC YMCA Tower
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PwC-YMCA Tower, Vaughan Building
Canada’s largest urban development project broke ground today on a central feature of the emerging downtown precinct in the City of Vaughan. The PwC-YMCA Tower designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects will combine Class-A office space, amenities and services and be situated at the heart of SmartCentres Place.

6 + 2 May 2017
Etobicoke Commons in Toronto, Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Etobicoke Commons
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Etobicoke Commons Toronto Building
Diamond Schmitt Architects is among a shortlist of firms selected to design a new civic centre for the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke. The scheme was recently presented at a public event.

26 Oct 2016
The Waterworks Toronto Building, Ontario, Canada
The Waterworks Toronto Building
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The Waterworks Toronto Building
A large heritage building on an historic downtown Toronto site will be preserved and adapted from its industrial origins to become a vibrant mixed-use community hub for a rapidly growing residential population.

2 May 2016
Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences
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Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences
This arts complex will be built in Lubbock, Texas, birthplace of the legendary 1950s pop star whose brief career influenced generations of musicians and fans.

13 Apr 2016
Creative City Campus, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Creative City Campus
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OCAD University Creative City Campus
OCAD University is Canada’s largest art, design and new media university. Following a remarkable contribution of $27 million from the Government Ontario through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the university is realizing its goal of transformation.

10 Feb 2016
National Arts Centre in Ottawa Building, Ottawa, Canada
National Arts Centre in Ottawa
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National Arts Centre in Ottawa Building
The NAC marked the start of its architectural rejuvenation with a groundbreaking ceremony. The $110-million project is one of the largest capital investments by the Government of Canada to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary. The grand opening will take place on July 1st 2017.

30 Jan 2016
University of Toronto Scarborough Environmental Science and Chemistry Building, Ontario, Canada
U of T Scarborough Environmental Science and Chemistry Building
photo : Michael Muraz
University of Toronto Scarborough ESCB
Delivered with design-build construction partner EllisDon, the 110,000-square-foot building provides state-of-the-art laboratory and teaching space for some of Canada’s brightest new minds.

20 Sep 2013
Globe Mail Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Globe and Mail Centre Building Toronto Newspaper
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Globe Mail Centre
A new office tower is set to transform Toronto’s downtown east side. The 500,000-sqft Globe and Mail Centre will be the new home of Canada’s national newspaper and will anchor the emerging St. Lawrence neighbourhood as a hub of urban activity and corporate offices.

18 Sep 2013
Peter Gilgan Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Building
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Peter Gilgan Centre Toronto
The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning opened today at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, bringing under one roof 2000 researchers, trainees and staff previously dispersed throughout six buildings. At 778,000 sq ft (72,354 sm), the 21-storey laboratory designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects is believed to be the largest child health research tower in the world and among the largest laboratories in the high-rise form.

10 Sep 2013
UofT Scarborough – Environmental Science & Chemistry Building, Canada
University of Toronto Scarborough Building
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UofT Scarborough
Diamond Schmitt Architects has won a design competition for the Environmental Science and Chemistry Building for University of Toronto Scarborough. This is the second building in a new campus precinct and is adjacent to the gateway Instructional Centre, also designed by the firm, which opened in 2011.

31 Jul 2013
New Mexico Highlands University Student, Mexico
New Mexico Highlands University Student Union
photo : Robert Reck
New Mexico Highlands University Student
An innovative and highly sustainable building has opened at New Mexico Highlands University. The Student Union Building is designed to respond to the American Southwest climate and connects the campus with the community of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

8 Mar 2013
Dunfield Theatre Building, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge, Ontario
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Dunfield Theatre Ontario
One of the largest performing arts companies in Canada is set to open a ‘cultural hub’ and 500-seat theatre in Cambridge, Ontario. Drayton Entertainment inaugurates its seventh and largest venue, Dunfield Theatre tonight. The facility consolidates the company’s operations under one roof and revitalizes the riverfront district of this historic city.

19 Dec 2012
Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia
Mariinsky Theatre
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Mariinsky Theatre
Major new Russian building due to open in May 2013, designed by Canadian architects. Mariinsky II will expand the Mariinsky’s cultural complex on legendary Theatre Square and enable the institution to offer the public a greatly increased schedule of presentations.

4 Dec 2012
LEED Gold Cultural Facilities, Canada

Two Cultural Facilities achieve LEED Gold

Burlington Performing Arts and Kinnear Centre in Banff cited for sustainable design

Two cultural facilities designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects can take a bow. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre and the Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation have received LEED® Gold certification for New Construction from The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

Burlington Performing Arts Centre
photo : Shai Gil

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is the first theatre in Ontario and only the second in Canada to achieve this high distinction for sustainable design. “We pursued an aggressive sustainable directive to reduce energy consumption and lower the environmental impact for this building type, which is not typically associated with green design,” said Gary McCluskie, Principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Kinnear Centre
photo : Tom Arban

The sustainable narrative for the Burlington theatre was interwoven throughout the project and began with innovative on-site remediation initiatives to treat contaminated soil. Energy efficient design was achieved with thermal and lighting controls and monitoring, use of natural daylight and exterior envelope design. Ninety percent of construction waste was diverted from landfill, 19 percent of construction materials contain recycled content and 50 per cent of wood-based materials used are FSC certified. These and other measures resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in use of water, both indoors and outdoors, and a 47 per cent reduction in energy consumption relative to the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB).

Burlington Performing Arts Centre Building
photo : Shai Gil

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (above) has a 720-seat Main Theatre, 260-seat Studio, a six-storey fly tower, a large public lobby and plaza that integrates the facility with downtown Burlington. It opened in December 2011.

Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation
photo : Tom Arban

The Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation (above) is the new hub of The Banff Centre, the renowned Rocky Mountain arts and conference facility located in Banff National Park, Alberta. The three-storey, 60,000 square foot structure houses learning and meeting rooms, innovative rehearsal and performance space, plus informal gallery areas, a cafe/lounge and the Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives.

“The multi-disciplinary purposes of the Banff Centre and its setting guided the design to ensure the protection of the natural beauty, wildlife and environment within the park,” said Jarle Lovlin, Principal with Diamond Schmitt Architects.

The building scheme includes an efficient exterior building envelope, sun shading to reduce energy use and a storm water management system. The Kinnear Centre capitalizes on its stunning mountain setting and provides 100 percent of occupied space with access to views. Fully 78 percent of wood products were supplied from FSC-certified sources. A 37 percent energy cost savings relative to the MNECB was achieved.

“Going forward, the measures that enhance the environmental performance of buildings will hopefully become the standard for all building types, integrating sustainable innovation and design as these two projects have demonstrated,” added Jack Diamond, Principal with the firm.

Recent Diamond and Schmitt Buildings

7 Nov 2012
Brentwood Library, Toronto, Canada
Brentwood Library Building in Etobicoke, Toronto
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Brentwood Library
This building has re-opened following a two-year renovation and expansion designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects. The updated library adds 30 percent more public service, collection and staff space configured on a tight site in the suburb of Etobicoke.

27 Sep 2012
Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Ryerson Image Centre
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Ryerson Image Centre
The new centre is designed to museum standards of the Canadian Conservation Institute. The windowless former brewery warehouse that housed the school for 50 years is now an open and legible program that engages with the campus and community.

18 Jul 2012
West Kowloon Cultural District Competition, China
Shortlisted Design Team for First Arts Venue
West Kowloon Cultural District
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West Kowloon Cultural District Competition

Shortlist of five design teams invited to submit proposals for the design of the Xiqu Centre, one of the first landmark buildings for the WKCD, scheduled for completion at the end of 2015.

Shortlisted design teams:
– BTA & RLP Company Limited
– Foster + Partners with O Studio Architects
– Mecanoo architecten / Leigh & Orange
– Safdie Architects LLC
– Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. (in collaboration with Diamond and Schmitt)

May 11 2012

St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada

Diamond Schmitt Architects


TORONTO – Diamond Schmitt Architects has been selected by Infrastructure Ontario to lead the planning, design and compliance of a major expansion to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The project includes the construction of a new 17-storey patient-care tower and the renovation of approximately 150,000 square feet of existing space. The expansion will add five new operating rooms, enlarge the emergency department and relocate patient beds from an 85-year-old wing.

Earlier addition by Diamond Schmitt Architects at the St. Michael’s Hospital, the Cardinal Carter wind atop the red masonry base of the hospital, also shown is the current vacant lot where the 17-storey tower will rise:
St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto
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Diamond Schmitt Architects will work in association with DIALOG Ontario Inc. on the redevelopment. Program features will include:

• hybrid operating rooms each large enough to include state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment that will allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive, image-guided or catheter-based procedures, as well as undertake open surgery in the same operating room.

• Enlarged, state-of-the-art facilities for orthopedic surgery, oncology, coronary care and respirology, including North America’s largest adult cystic fibrosis clinic, as well as critical care space for the coronary and medical-surgical units.

• Expansion of the current Emergency Department, which was originally designed to accommodate 45,000 patient visits, but now accommodates 70,000 patient visits a year—a number that continues to grow with the population.

“We are thrilled to be able to continue working with St Michael’s Hospital,” said Jack Diamond, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects. “It is wonderful to work with an institution of such noble purpose, compassion and above all one that delivers such exceptional care. Our task will be to ensure an architecture commensurate with St Michael’s great attributes. This will not only be from a functional perspective, but, given the prominent location of the new patient care tower at the corner of Victoria and Queen Streets, will be the new face of St Michael’s”.

“The new patient care tower and renovation projects will ensure that St. Michael’s staff and physicians are able to provide the excellent quality of care that is our hallmark, within a state-of-the-art facility that includes the latest advances in technology and lifesaving equipment,” said Dr. Robert Howard, Chief Executive Officer, St. Michael’s Hospital.

Diamond Schmitt Architects previously designed St. Michael’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, a unique research and education facility; the Cardinal Carter wing and the St. Michael’s Women’s Health Clinic.

Diamond Schmitt Architects (www.dsai.ca) is a leading Canadian full-service architectural practice and is the recipient of more than 200 awards, including six Governor General’s Awards for Architecture. The firm is recognized for sustainable design expertise in healthcare facilities, academic and research buildings, the performing arts, residential and commercial properties. Current projects include The Hospital for Sick Children’s Research Tower and Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto and the New Mariinsky Theatre, an opera house in St. Petersburg, Russia.

14 Mar 2012

The Festival Hub at David Pecaut Square, Toronto, Canada
Windscape Toronto
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Windscape Luminato Toronto
Sparking an annual tradition, Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, now in its sixth year, today announced that the Festival’s hub at David Pecaut Square will be transformed into an art installation for the duration of the festival, June 8-17, 2012.

Key Projects by Diamond Schmitt Architects

Featured Buildings by Diamond and Schmitt, alphabetical:

Cambridge Civic Administration Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corus Entertainment building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Foreign Ministry of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
image Courtesy of the WKCDA
For Canadian Opera Company + National Ballet of Canada
2,000 seat auditorium

Hendrie Gateway Pavilion, Royal Ontario Botanical Gardens, Montreal, Canada

Life Sciences Building, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Los Alamos Civic Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Montreal Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sidney Harman Hall, Washington, D.C., USA

Southbrook Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Central Waterfront, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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The firm was founded in 1975 and established in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The founding principals of the firm are architects A.J. Diamond and Donald Schmitt. It currently employs 160 architects working on projects worldwide.

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