Diamond Schmitt at London Festival of Architecture

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Donald Schmitt, Principal
Email: dschmitt@dsai.ca
Phone: +1 416 862 8800 x256

June 3, 2019

TORONTO – The London Festival of Architecture takes place throughout the month of June across England’s capital city. The popular public event includes tours, talks, workshops, screenings and much more.

At this year’s festival, the design work of Diamond Schmitt Architects is featured in a talk at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). ‘Fluid Boundaries’ explores how the design firm interprets dividing lines as a device for creating innovative new spaces. 

Architecture critic Hadani Ditmars looks at the blurred boundaries between artistic disciplines at the new Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver that promote a dynamic interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

Boundaries are highlighted in two recent works in Ottawa. The rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre celebrates its Brutalist origins while creating a design dialogue with another century using a contemporary material palette. The transformation of the former train station as interim home to the Senate of Canada articulates boundaries with a cohesion that respects the old and embraces the new.

Other projects featured in the presentation include the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary; Lazaridis Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo; and The Hospital for Sick Children’s Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning in Toronto.

Diamond Schmitt Architects: Fluid Boundaries takes place on June 6 at the RIBA Council Chamber, 66 Portland Place, Marylebone, London. For more information, please click here.