Jennifer Mallard named as Fellow of the RAIC

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April 26, 2022

TORONTO – Diamond Schmitt Principal Jennifer Mallard has been named a 2022 Fellow by The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Fellowships are bestowed in recognition of outstanding achievement in design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution or distinguished service to the profession or the community.

Jennifer has over 30 years of experience in the design of public buildings, including performing arts centres, libraries, and educational institutions. She is dedicated to collaboratively managing complex projects and skilled at driving large, specialized teams towards a focused common goal. Her collaborative approach positions her clients at the centre of a process that is fuelled with energy, commitment and enthusiasm and carefully considers all architectural and programmatic objectives. She understands that good results come from strategic decisions, maintaining design goals and balancing budget and schedule, with her professional leadership and expertise spanning the entire architectural process—from design to construction.

Her experience at Diamond Schmitt includes three Civic Trust Award-winning projects for the rejuvenation of the National Arts Centre and the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa, and the Daniels Spectrum Regent Park revitalization project in Toronto. Other accolades include awards for the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law at Allard Hall in Vancouver; the Max M. and Marjorie Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit; the Women’s Health Clinic at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto; and the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., exemplifying her ability to envision architecture as a conduit for positive change on the social, cultural and economic vitality of a community.

Jennifer is an active advocate for change in the architectural community. She is a founding member of Diamond Schmitt’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion task force, a member of the City of Hamilton Design Review Panel, a mentor for OAA architecture interns, and mentor with BAIDA (Black Architects and Interior Designers Association) and NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students).

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