TORONTO – Diamond Schmitt Architects Principal Don Schmitt leads a panel of experts looking at ways the Greater Toronto Area is coping with urban growth. Intensification is reshaping the city and brings new challenges for design. This panel examines mixed-use development as one way to manage the unprecedented expansion underway in the GTA.
The Metropolis Think Tank program travels to leading architecture firms across North America. Diamond Schmitt Architects is proud to be selected to host the first Metropolis Think Tank in Toronto. Moderating the discussion is Susan S. Szenasy, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of New York-based Metropolis Magazine.
Joining Mr. Schmitt for the discussion are Salima Rawji, Vice President, Development Build Toronto Inc.; Alan Vihant, Senior Vice President, High Rise, Great Gulf; and Claude Cormier, Principal Landscape Architect, Claude Cormier + Associés.
“As we task our buildings with supporting a wider range of activity, people interact and engage with built space in new and unexpected ways,” said Mr. Schmitt. “This panel examines the design implications of indoor and outdoor environments in the context of a more complex and denser building type.”
The Metropolis Think Tank was live streamed at www.facebook.com/MetropolisMag. You can view it on our website by clicking here.
Diamond Schmitt Architects (www.dsai.ca) is based in Toronto. Informed by urbanism, driven by design, the firm’s extensive portfolio includes performing arts centres, residential and commercial buildings, research and academic facilities. Current projects include the design for David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City; the transformation of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa; multiple projects for Canada’s largest urban development, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre; and the new campus for Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver.