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AADFF: The Maestro & The Master: Building the New Mariinsky
Gary McCluskie is a principal architect at Diamond Schmitt, championing the design and execution of the firm’s civic, arts, and performance-focused architecture. His projects contribute to the global culture by combining creativity, consultation, and a commitment to design excellence. An expert force, and community-minded, he activates these cultural intuitions with curated human interactions, offering an immersive experience.
Gary is currently leading the firm’s New York office—and the transformation of David Geffen Hall—while also managing Canadian projects such as the Ottawa Public Library - Library and Archives Canada and University of Toronto’s Robarts Commons. He has been with the practice for over 30 years and is recognized for delivering architectural milestones that are versatile, functional, engaging, and beloved by clients, patrons, artists and performers alike. His past project includes Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto, Maison Symphonique in Montreal, and the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.