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Diamond Schmitt named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 16th year May 14, 2024
Waterworks receives 2024 CHBA National Award for Housing Excellence May 14, 2024
Park Road and 2Fifteen named 2024 BILD Awards finalists May 2, 2024
Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre awarded LEED Gold Certification April 30, 2024
Diamond Schmitt to lead design of CAMH’s Secure Care and Recovery Building April 26, 2024
Humber Cultural Hub achieves Zero Carbon Building Design Certification  April 25, 2024
Manitou a bi Bii daziigae receives 2024 SCUP/AIA-CAE Award honorable mention April 24, 2024
Buddy Holly Hall awarded LEED Certified status April 18, 2024
Novae Res Urbis: TMU to repurpose former civic centre into new School of Medicine  April 17, 2024
The Globe and Mail: Sky bridge connects research facility to St. Paul’s Hospital April 16, 2024
Manitou a bi Bii daziigae video shortlisted for Archiboo Awards 2024 April 16, 2024
Diamond Schmitt named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2024 April 16, 2024
Indigenous Education Fund Opportunity: ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ April 11, 2024
A.J. Diamond, OC, OOnt named an OAA Honour Roll recipient April 5, 2024
Dezeen: Diamond Schmitt designs Canada’s oldest continuing museum April 5, 2024
David Geffen Hall named a 2024 OAA Design Excellence Award winner April 4, 2024
TMU selects Diamond Schmitt to design School of Medicine building April 3, 2024
Diamond Schmitt named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers 2024 April 2, 2024
Gary McCluskie named a 2024 Fellow of the RAIC  March 28, 2024
The Architect’s Newspaper: Diamond Schmitt unveils New Brunswick Museum design March 26, 2024
Indigenous artists selected for Ādisōke the OPL-LAC joint facility  March 26, 2024
Diamond Schmitt unveils design of New Brunswick Museum  March 25, 2024
Diamond Schmitt projects named finalists for the 2024 OAA Design Excellence Awards March 18, 2024
David Geffen Hall receives USITT 2024 Architecture Merit Award February 15, 2024
Diamond Schmitt leads design of Clinical and Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital February 12, 2024
The Globe and Mail: Montreal’s Royal Vic hospital revitalized February 6, 2024
The Architect’s Newspaper: New Vic, New Life January 31, 2024
Innovation Village officially opens at Fanshawe College January 26, 2024
LA Times: How two New York performance spaces are bringing us back together January 8, 2024
Diamond Schmitt projects receive 2023 AIA Canada Design Awards of Excellence December 22, 2023
Acoustics Today: David Geffen Hall and the Evolution of Acoustics at Lincoln Center December 20, 2023
ArchDaily: Design Revitalization and Expansion Project for McGill University December 14, 2023
New Student Residence at Queen’s receives Kingston Livable City Design Award December 8, 2023
David Geffen Hall receives 2023 Architecture MasterPrize Award December 7, 2023
Diamond Schmitt named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2024 December 5, 2023
Toronto Star: What makes this downtown Art Deco landmark into a vibrant community? December 4, 2023
Novae Res Urbis: AGO gallery expansion looks to achieve new heights in sustainability December 1, 2023
The New Vic at McGill University receives Canadian Architect Award of Excellence  December 1, 2023
David Geffen Hall is a Regional Finalist for the 2024 Civic Trust Awards November 29, 2023
Globe and Mail: U of T medical school to address shortage of health professionals November 21, 2023
Diamond Schmitt named one of Canada’s Top Employers for 2024 November 17, 2023
Painting a greener future at the Art Gallery of Ontario November 14, 2023
Sod-turning marks exciting next step for Marpole Community Centre renewal November 10, 2023
The new Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health at U of T Scarborough breaks ground November 6, 2023
University of Windsor’s Ron W. Ianni Faculty of Law Building officially opens October 30, 2023
Ādisōke tops off and celebrates the completion of floors October 18, 2023
David Geffen Hall honoured by the Municipal Art Society of New York October 1, 2023
Diamond Schmitt observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023 September 30, 2023
The Drake Hotel Modern Wing receives 2023 Toronto Urban Design Award September 14, 2023
Diamond Schmitt projects nominated for 2023 Heritage Toronto Awards September 5, 2023
Diamond Schmitt projects named finalists in Fast Company’s 2023 Design Awards August 23, 2023
Principal Gary McCluskie on CP24 August 22, 2023
Plans for transformational Pickering City Centre masterplan development unveiled August 14, 2023
Principal Don Schmitt on TVO’s The Agenda August 11, 2023
David Geffen Hall receives Award of Excellence from the Architectural Wood Institute August 8, 2023
BC Government invests in Diamond Schmitt’s mass timber projects August 3, 2023
Revitalized York Woods Library officially reopens  July 29, 2023
Globe and Mail Op-Ed: Health and Wellness at Ontario Place July 21, 2023
Construction begins on the Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre July 19, 2023
Construction begins on the Sixteen Mile Community Centre and Library July 7, 2023
ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ Education Fund 2023 recipients announced June 26, 2023
Diamond Schmitt names new associates June 21, 2023
New Guelph Central Library breaks ground June 20, 2023
Diamond Schmitt and MVRDV to lead design of new Temerty Building at U of T June 20, 2023
Pride Talks at Diamond Schmitt June 13, 2023
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Diamond Schmitt named recipient of the 2023 Creative City Builders Award June 7, 2023
Manitou a bi Bii daziigae receives 2023 CAGBC Award June 2, 2023
Globe and Mail: Velocity finds new digs in Kitchener’s growing Innovation District May 30, 2023
The Power of Giving: Extraordinary Art Meets Extraordinary Philanthropy at the AGO  May 18, 2023
Waterworks named Best Built Community in the GTA by the 2023 BILD Awards May 15, 2023
Diamond Schmitt named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 15th year May 9, 2023
The Innovation Arena at the University of Waterloo breaks ground May 8, 2023
Diamond Schmitt named Best Cultural Firm finalist of 2023 Architizer A+ Awards May 3, 2023
Diamond Schmitt named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2023 April 18, 2023
David Geffen Hall named a finalist of the AZ Awards 2023 April 11, 2023
CBC: New Brunswick Museum development one step closer April 7, 2023
New Brunswick Museum selects Diamond Schmitt to design new museum building April 4, 2023
Diamond Schmitt named to Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers 2023 April 4, 2023
Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre receives PRO Aquatics Facility Design Award April 2, 2023
Boston Globe: Tales of two cities (and their orchestras) March 28, 2023
The Drake Hotel Modern Wing receives a Brick in Architecture Award March 17, 2023
Ana Maria Llanos named as Fellow of the RAIC March 13, 2023
Architect’s Newspaper: Diamond Schmitt, Selldorf, Two Row design AGO expansion March 3, 2023
Toronto Star: The AGO has plans for a major 40,000-square-foot expansion March 3, 2023
Architectural Record: Art Gallery of Ontario Shares Early Design of Expansion Project March 2, 2023
Globe and Mail: The AGO’s expansion – a machine for showing art March 2, 2023
AGO announces the Dani Reiss Modern and Contemporary Gallery March 2, 2023
Black Artists’ Network In Dialogue announces funding for gallery renovation February 28, 2023
Globe and Mail: Michael Garron Hospital designed for the future of health care February 27, 2023
Diamond Schmitt shortlisted for St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts redevelopment February 24, 2023
Globe and Mail: New residences at McMaster U aim to ease student-housing crunch February 14, 2023
The National: Canadian architect helps lift Lincoln Center ‘curse’ February 14, 2023
Diamond Schmitt ranks top 5 on BD+C’s 2022 Cultural Facilities Giants list February 7, 2023
CBC: Canadian architects lift ‘curse’ of bad sound at Lincoln Center February 6, 2023
York University’s Markham Campus Tops Out February 3, 2023
PwC-YMCA Tower Receives Award of Excellence at the 2022 Vaughan Urban Design Awards January 26, 2023
Diamond Schmitt Recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People January 24, 2023
ConstructConnect: Thomson Centre brings ‘harmony’ to Michael Garron Hospital January 17, 2023
Michael Garron Hospital’s Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre opens January 11, 2023
AZURE: David Geffen Hall Gets an Acoustic — and Aesthetic — Overhaul January 3, 2023
Vulture: Geffen Hall Has Found Its Sound December 16, 2022
Indigenous Education Fund Opportunity: ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ December 13, 2022
Diamond Schmitt named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2023 December 9, 2022
Diamond Schmitt expands leadership team December 8, 2022
Architectural Record: Diamond Schmitt and TWBTA Reimagine David Geffen Hall December 2, 2022
Forbes: New York Phil’s Revamped David Geffen Hall Opens At Lincoln Center November 30, 2022
Principal Greg Colucci named to jury for OAA’s SHIFT2023 Challenge November 28, 2022
Associate Jose Trinidad awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize November 23, 2022
Diamond Schmitt named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers November 18, 2022
A.J. Diamond, OC, OOnt – 1932-2022 November 1, 2022
Globe and Mail: In New York, Canadian architects rethink the Lincoln Centre  October 20, 2022
Waterworks Receives Heritage Toronto Award October 18, 2022
The Telegraph: David Geffen Hall, review: So, that’s what $550M buys you in NY  October 14, 2022
The New York Times: After Decades, NY Phil’s Hall Sounds and Feels More Intimate  October 13, 2022
Buddy Holly Hall receives 2022 GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Award October 13, 2022
New York Magazine: The new Geffen Hall is here. How does it sound? October 11, 2022
Metropolis: David Geffen Hall Fixes Decades of Architectural Missteps October 11, 2022
The New Yorker: The Science and Emotions of Lincoln Center’s New Sound  October 11, 2022
NPR: Stripped to the bones: Why a new NYC concert hall sounds so much better October 7, 2022
Washington Post: With new David Geffen Hall, the NYPhil returns on an optimistic note October 7, 2022
Associated Press: With Geffen Hall, NY Phil gets a fresh, better sounding home October 5, 2022
Bloomberg: David Geffen Hall Offers a Dramatic New Home for NY Philharmonic October 4, 2022
Diamond Schmitt observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2022
Manitou a bi Bii daziigae Receives Prairie Design Award of Merit September 27, 2022
Buddy Holly Hall Receives Fast Company 2022 Innovation By Design Award September 22, 2022
Canadian Architect: Heart of Gold – Manitou a bi Bii daziigae September 1, 2022
Washington Post: What a principal architect does in a workday August 30, 2022
Buddy Holly Hall receives 2022 International Architecture Award August 24, 2022
Architect’s Newspaper: New York’s New Living Room August 16, 2022
Havergal College Upper School receives Copper Award from the NACIA July 26, 2022
IIDA and ALA Honor North York Central Library with Best of Competition Award June 27, 2022
Groundbreaking for Oakville’s new recreation and culture complex June 27, 2022
Architect’s Newspaper Op-ed: Concerted climate action June 27, 2022
­Work underway on Ādisōke June 20, 2022
North York Central Library wins 2022 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award June 17, 2022
Sydney Browne and Jennifer Mallard named to the ULI WLI 2022 Championship Team June 9, 2022
The First Recipient of the ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ Fund June 6, 2022
Diamond Schmitt marks 14 years in Best Managed Companies Award May 10, 2022
Azure: Robarts Common Provides a Clear Contrast to Concrete Brutalism April 29, 2022
New AGO logo design
Selldorf Architects, Diamond Schmitt and Two Row Architect to lead AGO expansion April 27, 2022
Jennifer Mallard named as Fellow of the RAIC April 26, 2022
Globe and Mail: Ottawa’s Block 2 offers six striking design options April 21, 2022
Havergal College wins Ontario Wood Design Award April 20, 2022
Diamond Schmitt named to Canada’s Greenest Employers 2022 April 20, 2022
Buddy Holly Hall receives 2022 OAA Design Excellence Award April 5, 2022
Principal Ana Maria Llanos appointed to North Vancouver’s Advisory Design Panel March 28, 2022
Globe and Mail: A new chapter for U of Toronto’s Brutalist behemoth Fort Book March 28, 2022
Buddy Holly Hall wins 2022 AISC IDEAS² Award March 24, 2022
SmartVMC Bus Terminal and Buddy Holly Hall are OAA 2022 Finalists March 14, 2022
David Geffen Hall set to open October 2022 March 11, 2022
West Side Rag: October Debut for Renovated David Geffen Hall March 11, 2022
Bloomberg: New York Philharmonic Will Open Geffen Hall Two Years Ahead of Schedule March 9, 2022
The New York Times: Geffen Hall’s $550 Million Makeover Is Fully Funded March 9, 2022
The Critic: The concert hall of the future March 1, 2022
Buddy Holly Hall wins AIA Canada Award of Excellence February 14, 2022
Diamond Schmitt Named to Canada’s Top Employers for Young People January 18, 2022
Diamond Schmitt awarded Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre December 20, 2021
Buddy Holly Hall wins ENR Texas & Louisiana Best Project in Sports/Entertainment December 17, 2021
TELUS Ocean approved by City of Victoria council December 17, 2021
Buddy Holly Hall receives BD+C’s Silver Building Team Award December 8, 2021
Diamond Schmitt shortlisted for Parliamentary Precinct Block 2 Competition December 8, 2021
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Ingenium Centre wins Ottawa Urban Design Award of Merit December 6, 2021
Architectural Record: New York’s David Geffen Hall Plans a Fall 2022 Reopening December 6, 2021
The Drake Hotel’s new Modern Wing opens December 1, 2021
TPS Multifunction Paramedic Station Receives Canadian Architect Award of Merit November 29, 2021
Buddy Holly Hall is a Regional Finalist for the 2022 Civic Trust Awards November 15, 2021
Diamond Schmitt Named to Canada’s Top Employers November 12, 2021
Manitou a bi Bii daziigae opens at RRC Polytech November 10, 2021
Associate Jose Trinidad wins Rendering Award of Excellence for Buddy Holly Hall November 5, 2021
Iva Radikova named as Director of Interior Design at Diamond Schmitt October 26, 2021
Globe and Mail: Restoring the threatened beauty of classic building interiors October 19, 2021
Buddy Holly Hall wins Archiboo Best Use of Video Award October 15, 2021
New York Magazine: What it takes to give Geffen Hall a new sound October 12, 2021
Designs for new Guelph Central Library unveiled October 12, 2021
Holy Blossom Temple wins National Trust Cornerstone Award September 16, 2021
Diamond Schmitt/LemayMichaud selected for McGill University’s New Vic Project September 9, 2021
Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity September 8, 2021
Insights Care: Diamond Schmitt: Sculpting Architectural Masterpieces August 27, 2021
Toronto Star: New rental suites with a luxurious twist in Toronto August 25, 2021
Senate of Canada Building wins a 2021 International Architecture Award August 23, 2021
Dezeen: Unveiled plans to transform Ontario Place into wellness destination August 20, 2021
PXL Gallery opens, Canada’s largest low-res LED public art installation August 19, 2021
The Architect’s Newspaper: Diamond Schmitt to lead design of Therme Canada August 11, 2021
Zatzman Sportsplex wins Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence August 11, 2021
OPL-LAC Joint Facility named Ādisōke by Anishinābe Algonquin Nation August 5, 2021
Diamond Schmitt leads design for Therme Canada | Ontario Place Redevelopment July 30, 2021
Claudia Cozzitorto appointed to the BuildingSMART Canada Board July 23, 2021
Globe and Mail: Thinking outside the glass box July 13, 2021
Peggy Theodore named to the ULI WLI 2021 Championship Team June 25, 2021
Indigenous Education Fund Opportunity: ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ June 21, 2021
afrOURban Voices June 9, 2021
Architonic: Buddy Holly Hall June 3, 2021
Architect’s Newspaper: design of the OPL-LAC Joint Facility unveiled May 19, 2021
Matthew Lella named Fellow of the RAIC May 12, 2021
MaRS: 10 Toronto green buildings to get excited about May 6, 2021
The New Yorker: The New York Philharmonic Mourns and Rebuilds May 5, 2021
Diamond Schmitt marks 13 years in Best Managed Companies Award May 5, 2021
Texas Architect: A Crazy Feeling May 4, 2021
Novae Res Urbis: Embracing Net Zero May 3, 2021
Diamond Schmitt celebrates Earth Day April 22, 2021
Diamond Schmitt named to Canada’s Greenest Employers April 19, 2021
UBC Undergraduate Teaching+Research Labs  //  Diamond Schmitt Architects
UBC BioSciences Renewal wins SCUP Honourable Mention April 14, 2021
Principal Derek Newby appointed as Chair of the Port Moody Advisory Design Panel April 13, 2021
Principal Derek Newby selected for B.C. Mass Timber Advisory Council April 8, 2021
Diamond Schmitt named to Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers April 6, 2021
Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic accelerate David Geffen Hall Reimagination April 5, 2021
Architect’s Newspaper: The Buddy Holly Hall complex strums a new chord March 23, 2021
Ana Maria Llanos nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Award March 9, 2021
Peggy Theodore appointed to Sustainable Labs Canada Board of Directors March 3, 2021
Diamond Schmitt participates in call for Indigenous artists for new national library March 2, 2021
Senate of Canada Building finalist in IIDA Global Excellence Awards February 25, 2021
SmartVMC Bus Terminal wins Ontario Wood Design Award February 24, 2021
Diamond Schmitt completes the Buddy Holly Hall February 23, 2021
Diamond Schmitt builds on Passive House February 9, 2021
Globe and Mail: Transforming a 1970s law school February 9, 2021
OPL-LAC Joint Facility targeting Net Zero Carbon February 8, 2021
Senior Associate, Associates and Director named in expansion of Diamond Schmitt January 21, 2021
Globe and Mail: Guelph’s plan for downtown aims to unpave paradise December 22, 2020
Diamond Schmitt named to Toronto’s Top Employers December 4, 2020
NRC Mississauga Research Facility opens November 26, 2020
Principal Jennifer Mallard selected for Hamilton Design Review Panel November 17, 2020
Diamond Schmitt named to Canada’s Top Employers November 13, 2020
Diamond Schmitt selected for new Fredericton Performing Arts Centre November 11, 2020
Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre opens October 22, 2020
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The Senate of Canada Building wins National Trust Cornerstone Award October 21, 2020
The Senate of Canada Building Wins Lieutenant Governor’s Award October 2, 2020
The Senate of Canada Building wins OAA Design Excellence Award September 2, 2020
Derek Newby is new principal at Diamond Schmitt August 6, 2020
New Markham Campus for York University July 24, 2020
COVID-19 will change the experience of live entertainment July 20, 2020
Globe and Mail: Construction union makes its mark with new headquarters July 14, 2020
Fanshawe College to embed Indigenous art in new centre June 23, 2020
Diamond Schmitt marks five years with Canada’s Greenest Employers June 16, 2020
Diamond Schmitt named to Canada’s Top Employers June 10, 2020
2020 solstice party announcement June 10, 2020
Design review panel supports Passive House project June 6, 2020
Theatre design in the time of COVID-19 May 28, 2020
Diamond Schmitt appoints two new principals May 21, 2020
Metropolis: A Progressive Addition Distinguishes a Toronto Synagogue May 12, 2020
Groundbreak for University of Calgary Business School May 6, 2020
i+D Magazine ICONic Profile: Jennifer Mallard April 24, 2020
Globe and Mail: Toronto Community Housing embraces the Passive House April 13, 2020
Canadian Architect: Smart Growth: SmartVMC April 1, 2020
Studio update on COVID-19 March 17, 2020
Senate of Canada Building honoured with Civic Trust Award March 9, 2020
Diamond Schmitt marks 12 years in Best Managed Companies Award March 6, 2020
Diamond Schmitt names new Associates & Directors March 3, 2020
Globe and Mail: A modern concept signals the next chapter for super library February 18, 2020
Architecture award for National Arts Centre February 12, 2020
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Influential Women in Business: Ana Maria Llanos February 4, 2020
Diamond Schmitt reveals design for OPL-LAC Joint Facility January 23, 2020
UBC Undergraduate Teaching+Research Labs  //  Diamond Schmitt Architects
Revitalized Undergraduate Biosciences Complex opens at UBC January 17, 2020
The Senate of Canada Building wins Civic Trust Award December 19, 2019
Globe and Mail Op-Ed: Canadian architects are taking on the world December 9, 2019
Diamond Schmitt among Toronto’s Top Employers December 6, 2019
Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic plan to transform David Geffen Hall December 2, 2019
Diamond Schmitt named to Canada’s Top Employers November 25, 2019
CBC: Library architects seeking input on finishing touches November 20, 2019
Fanshawe College wins Urban Design Award November 12, 2019
Groundbreak for University of Guelph’s Mackinnon Building October 24, 2019
Globe and Mail: Campus1 MTL bills itself as luxury urban living October 11, 2019
Senate of Canada Building receives Ottawa Urban Design Award October 9, 2019
Urban Toronto: SickKids’ Peter Gilgan Centre celebrates 6th anniversary September 17, 2019
Globe and Mail: New McMaster residence encourages all kinds of student life September 3, 2019
Canada’s National Arts Centre is made new again August 1, 2019
Birgit Siber to receive Lifetime Achievement Award July 29, 2019
Third largest YMCA in North America opens July 17, 2019
ConstructConnect: Donald Schmitt humbled by Order of Canada nod July 16, 2019
Maclean’s: The architecture of Ottawa’s parliamentary precinct July 10, 2019
Donald Schmitt appointed to the Order of Canada June 27, 2019
Two Principals named Fellows of the RAIC June 25, 2019
Diamond Schmitt at London Festival of Architecture June 3, 2019
Diamond Schmitt returns to Doors Open Toronto May 16, 2019
Wonder Condos wins award for Best Mid-rise Building Design May 8, 2019
A day in the life of the National Arts Centre May 2, 2019
Senate of Canada Building receives a Copper in Architecture Award April 26, 2019
Diamond Schmitt makes Canada’s Greenest Employers list April 15, 2019
Diamond Schmitt named to Canada’s Top Employers April 12, 2019
Lazaridis Hall wins a SCUP Excellence in Architecture Award April 9, 2019
Student residence opens in Montreal March 19, 2019
Inspire the design for OPL-LAC Joint Facility March 11, 2019
Diamond Schmitt renews Best Managed Companies status March 7, 2019
National Arts Centre receives Civic Trust Award March 4, 2019
Senate of Canada Building opens February 28, 2019
Zatzman Sportsplex opens in Nova Scotia February 21, 2019
Ottawa Citizen: New public library will capture the spirit of Ottawa February 9, 2019
NLA International Dialogue: Sustainable Cities Vancouver February 8, 2019
SmartCentres: Three new residential towers February 8, 2019
CBC: Designing Ottawa’s new central library February 6, 2019
Toronto Star: Toronto’s DRP pushes developers to think beyond the bland February 5, 2019
NLA International Dialogue: Sustainable Cities January 14, 2019