Gary McCluskie named a 2024 Fellow of the RAIC 

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Andrea Chin, Communications Director

Gary McCluskie, Principal

March 28, 2024

Toronto, ON – Diamond Schmitt Principal Gary McCluskie has been named a 2024 Fellow of the RAIC by The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Fellowships are bestowed upon individuals through a nomination process in recognition of members for their contribution to research, scholarship, public service, and professional standing to the good of architecture in Canada. Gary is being recognized for his contribution through excellence in architectural design, design management and innovation, and his exceptional professional achievements.

Gary has been a principal at Diamond Schmitt for over 20 years, and leads the firm’s New York studio. With 35 years of practice, he has risen to become an exemplary representative of Canadian architectural practice at home and abroad.

Gary has championed the design of significant public projects including post-secondary academic, libraries, community facilities, and most notaby leading performing arts halls. His portfolio of work includes the transformation of David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York; the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto; Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg; American Shakespeare Company’s Harman Center in Washington DC; Robarts Common at the University of Toronto; and Ādisōke, the Ottawa Public Library - Library and Archives Canada. Through his designs, Gary activates cultural initiatives and community engagement to ensure immersive experiences.

These institutions, and many others, have benefitted from his open approach to design. In contrast to an imposed vision, Gary’s approach is based on the proposition that the best ideas emerge through research, discussion, reflection, questioning and collaboration. 

Fellows will be officially inducted to the RAIC College on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at a convocation ceremony during the 2024 RAIC Conference in Vancouver, BC.   

Read the full list of new Fellows here