TORONTO – Donald Schmitt, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects speaks on the role of architectural design as a Canadian cultural export on March 28, 2018 at 6:30pm EST in Ottawa. The National Capital Commission hosts the event, featuring leading practitioners whose firms have established international track records. Watch it here. Don’s remarks begin at 37:30 minute mark.
Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed buildings in Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, throughout the United States as well as for Asia. These include the New Mariinsky opera house in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a resort on the Black Sea, the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and residences in Switzerland and on the island of Mustique.
“Our international portfolio continues to grow as we translate the design expertise developed in Canada to new markets,” said Schmitt.
In a recent article, Bloomberg News identified Diamond Schmitt Architects as “the poster child for Canada’s new economy.” Citing the firm’s international profile, the article said Diamond Schmitt has “built exactly the kind of business that the government sees as the wave of the future—brainy, urban and globally competitive.” To read the article, please click here.
Canadian Design as a Cultural Export is a presentation of the NCC’s Urbanism Lab lecture series. For more information, please click here.
Diamond Schmitt Architects (www.dsai.ca) is based in Toronto with studios in New York City and Vancouver. The firm’s extensive portfolio includes performing arts centres, residential and commercial buildings, research and academic facilities. Opening soon is the completely renovated Weiser Hall at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In Ottawa, the heritage Government Conference Centre re-opens as the interim home of the Senate of Canada this fall and the Canadian Science and Technology Museum’s Collection and Conservation Centre is under construction.