After graduating from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, Michael joined the legion of Australians travelling the world before receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree at McGill University in 1994.
Since joining Diamond Schmitt Architects in 2001, he has played an integral role in most of the Performing Arts projects undertaken by the firm. This involvement has included key responsibilities on the award-winning Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto and the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Recently, Michael was the project architect responsible for the St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre.
Michael is highly regarded for his ability to manage complex public projects while ensuring the integrity of the design is maintained and that the client’s objectives are exceeded. In addition to his work in the Performing Arts sector, Michael has been responsible for the renovation of the Museum Station on the Toronto subway, the design for a new Student Services Building at the University of Western Ontario and the Master Plan for the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
The Performing Arts Centre will feature 110,000-square-feet of space...View Project
National Arts Centre Rejuvenation
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa is a Canadian...View Project
Museum Station was re-imagined in 2008 based on artifacts...View Project
The design is a contemporary expression of the existing...View Project
Daniels Spectrum & Paintbox
A key component of the transformation of Toronto’s Regent...View Project
Maison Symphonique de Montréal
The 2,000-seat auditorium, principally for use by the renowned...View Project
Burlington Performing Arts Centre
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre provides both excellent acoustics...View Project
Sidney Harman Hall, Harman Centre for the Arts
Sidney Harman Hall, the new home of the Shakespeare...View Project
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts was...View Project
The Banff Centre Campus Master Plan
The Banff Centre is situated within Banff National Park,...View Project