Matthew Lella

Phone: +1 416 862 8800 x352

Matthew Lella studied both mathematics and architecture at McGill University in Montreal, graduating as a University Scholar. He went on to receive a Masters in Mathematics from York University in 1992.

Since joining Diamond Schmitt Architects in 2000 and becoming a principal with the firm in 2011, Matthew has specialized in performing arts spaces with notable post-secondary institution projects as well. For La Maison Symphonique, the concert hall that opened in 2011 in Montreal, Matthew was responsible for the design of the building’s concert hall, facades and public spaces. He was project architect for Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, and has worked on theatre projects in Denver and St. Petersburg, Russia. He is currently project architect on The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Texas.

For the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary, Matthew advanced the architecture of collaborative learning with highly versatile, technology-rich space designed to inspire new approaches to pedagogy.