Diamond Schmitt expands leadership team

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Andrea Chin, Communications Director
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December 8, 2022

Diamond Schmitt announces the expansion of its leadership team across all of its offices with the appointment of one new Principal, five new Senior Associates, eight new Associates, one new Director, and the naming of its Chief Financial Officer.

Cecily Eckhardt, OAA, CPHD, LEED Green Associate (Toronto) has been promoted to Principal. Cynthia Carbonneau, OAA, LEED AP (Toronto), Jessica Cheung, OAA, LEED AP (Toronto), Sarah Low, LEED AP (Toronto), Dale McDowell, OAA (Toronto), and Matthew Tsui, OAA, LEED AP (Toronto) have advanced to the position of Senior Associate. Emily Baxter (Toronto), Martin Gauthier, CPHD (Toronto), Catherine Lin, OAA (Toronto), Louis Louw, AIBC (Vancouver), Jeff Mitchell, OAA, CPHD (Toronto), Tara Plett, CIQS, OACETT (Ottawa), Mike Taylor, OAA, CPHD (Toronto), and Elcin Unal, OAA, MRAIC (Toronto) have been elevated to Associate. Paul de Voe, AIA (New York) has been named Technical Director, and Narjis Shirazee (Toronto) has been designated Chief Financial Officer.

“At Diamond Schmitt, we have long recognized that diversity fuels innovation and fosters creativity. The make-up of our teams brings together individuals with different areas of expertise, skill sets and experiences in a studio environment that encourages the free expression of opinions and the sharing of ideas,' says Don Schmitt, Principal and co-founder of Diamond Schmitt. These appointments reflect Diamond Schmitt’s continued commitment to creating a workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive – not only supporting the evolution of our architectural ambitions, but acknowledging the growth of the individuals behind the buildings we design.”

From their collective knowledge and experience working across various building typologies and phases of a project, to their aptitude in different specializations in the field of architecture, each of these individuals demonstrate the breadth of expertise and leadership at Diamond Schmitt, and reflect the future direction of the firm and its projects. With studios in Toronto, New York, and Vancouver, Diamond Schmitt has a global perspective, and works to create buildings that elevate and enrich communities. The firm aims to empower people to realize their full potential, with the belief that individual growth comes through collaborative effort.