Diamond Schmitt strengthens Leadership Team

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Andrea Chin, Communications Director
Email: achin@dsai.ca

Don Schmitt, Principal
Email: dschmitt@dsai.ca

June 17, 2024

Toronto, ON – Diamond Schmitt announces the appointment of two new Principals, five new Senior Associates, seven new Associates, and one new Director, along with two administrative promotions, across its Toronto and Vancouver offices.

Cynthia Carbonneau, OAA, LEED AP (Toronto) and Eric Lucassen, OAA, NCARB (Toronto) have been promoted to Principal. Emily Baxter (Toronto),  Jeffrey Mitchell, OAA, CPHD (Toronto), Fernanda Rubin Joffe, OAA, CPHD, LEED AP (Toronto), Arne Suraga, OAA, CPHD (Toronto) and Haley Zhou, CPHD (Toronto) have been promoted to Senior Associate. Anne Cheung, OAA Intern, EDAC (Toronto), Sarah Elliott, CPHD (Toronto), Zhivka Hristova, OAA (Toronto), Kyle Marren, OAA Intern (Toronto), Alison Modl, OAA Intern, LEED AP, WELL AP (Toronto), Sarah Prows, NCIDQ (Vancouver), and Coco Xiong, OAA, AIA, LEED AP (Toronto) have been appointed to Associate. Victor Lima has been named Director of Digital Practice. Laura Hutchinson has been promoted to Senior Administrative Project Coordinator; and Sam Horton has been named Learning and Development Manager.

“We are excited to recognize the achievements of these colleagues who have been promoted by the Principals to the roles of Senior Administrative Project Coordinator, Learning and Development Manager, Associate, and Senior Associate,” says Principal Don Schmitt. “We are also very excited with the promotion of two Senior Associates to Principals. Each of these appointments and promotions is a consequence of commitment to excellence, a commitment to fellow team members and commitment to the values of the office. These appointments and promotions also advance our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We are very fortunate to have each and every one of these individuals as part of the firm.”

With studios in Toronto, Vancouver and New York, Diamond Schmitt has a global perspective, and consistently creates buildings that elevate and enrich communities. The firm empowers people to realize their full potential, with the belief that individual growth comes through collaborative effort. The Leadership Team is comprised of 20 Principals, 21 Senior Associates, 37 Associates and 10 Directors.