Birgit Siber has practiced architecture with Diamond and Schmitt since 1996 and became a principal in 2003. Sustainability has been a leitmotif in Birgit’s work; she chairs the office sustainable design committee and actively promotes green building design within the office and the community. She is a frequent speaker at Canadian and international conferences on sustainability and recently was on a lecture circuit in Argentina and Chile. She is committed to the design of energy efficient buildings and believes that the emerging design language will imbue architecture with a beauty and clarity that stems from understanding, respecting and responding to location and climate.
In the role of project architect, Birgit has focused on a broad range of institutional and laboratory projects, including the University of Guelph-Humber, which incorporates the first innovative bio-filter plant wall. Birgit has recently completed work on the CANMET Building, a materials testing laboratory for the federal government targeting LEED Platinum and the 2030 Challenge. She is currently working on a new Centre for Global Innovation Exchange building at Wilfrid Laurier University and the phased renovation of Science A, an institutional lab building at the University of Calgary.
The new $70.0M Lazaridis Hall is a landmark building...View Project
CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory
The state-of-the-art metallurgical facility for Natural Resources Canada achieved...View Project
McMaster Innovation Park Master Plan
The master plan transforms a former industrial site into...View Project
Lakeshore Campus Residence
The Lakeshore Campus Residence provides a public face for...View Project
North Campus Residence
The Humber College Student Residence Building at the North...View Project
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The 225,000-square-foot plan is designed to meet the particular...View Project
The Apotex Centre
Located at the Jewish Home for the Aged at...View Project