We shape our buildings, and then they shape us.
A fundamental goal of architecture is to shelter human activity, but the best architecture inspires new and better ways of living. Environmental, technological, and social forces are changing everything from art to education to commerce to healing and beyond. And great design has the capacity to navigate this change with boldness, invention, and beauty.
Our Northern home provides a clear-eyed perspective. Our Canadian landscape is as vast as the diversity of its people and ideas. Seeing, hearing, and understanding what’s happening around you is important and supporting one another is vital. Courage, compassion, and integrity are at the heart of our identity.
A culture of collaboration We join together in teams with mixed skill sets to design buildings for a wide range of clients. In this setting, we value sharp ideas expressed evocatively and with respect.
People matter to us. We design for cities and individuals, institutions and corporations, pragmatists and visionaries. We design for communities seeking to share and understand and improve the world and for each individual seeking to make a positive impact.
Our firm is composed of over 290 employees from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Diamond Schmitt was established in Toronto in 1975, and today includes offices in Vancouver and New York.
Diamond Schmitt is named among Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Canada's Top Employers and Canada's Greenest Employers.
Our clients include Fortune 500 companies and top academic, research, healthcare, and cultural institutions around the globe.
We design to enrich communities and the lives of people who live and work in them. We work to inspire. We design to transcend.
|2019||Civic Trust Award, International Project: Commendation||National Arts Centre|
|2018||Office Development of the Year, Real Estate Excellence Award, NAIOP||Globe and Mail Centre|
|2018||Architizer A+ Award, Cultural-Unbuilt Category||UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition|
|2018||Civic Trust Award, International Project: Commendation||Lazaridis Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University|
|2016||Governor General’s Medal in Architecture||Bridgepoint Active Healthcare|
|2015||Top Ten Green Projects Award, AIA||CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory|
|2014||Design Excellence Award and Best of Show, OAA||Library and Academic Facility, Centennial College|
|2014||Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions, SCUP||Old Main Academic Building Addition, Thompson Rivers University|
|2007||Good Design is Good Business Award, BusinessWeek/Architectural Record||Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts|
|1994||Governor General’s Medal for Architecture||Earth Sciences Centre, University of Toronto|