Sybil Wa

Phone: +1 332 223 8586 x202

Sybil Wa manages the New York City studio of Diamond Schmitt and has contributed to a broad range of civic and institutional projects including public art, academic buildings and performing arts venues. 

She participated in the firm’s successful bid in 2015 to re-imagine David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Her design work for the performing arts also includes the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines.

Her advocacy of urban issues has been a professional and personal focus, attracting media coverage across Canada. She has written Op-Ed articles on accommodating families in downtown condominiums, providing park and playground space in urban centres, and shaping a growing city.

As a member of the Toronto Community Housing Design Review Panel and Ryerson University City Building Institute Advisory Committee, Sybil advocates for solutions that allow urban communities to thrive.

She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.