In his 28 years with the firm, Michael Leckman has been recognized for design excellence, leadership in energy efficient design and for shaping a critical debate as Vice Chair of Toronto’s Design Review Panel. He has also contributed to the profession as guest critic, lecturer and mentor at schools of architecture across Canada.
Michael’s major completed works include the Bahen Centre at the University of Toronto, the Governor General Medal-winning York University Student Centre, the Esplanade in Medicine Hat, the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence in Ottawa, the School of Law at Thompson Rivers University, the Centre for Green Cities at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University in St.Catharines, Ont.
His active portfolio includes 4 projects: trades and technology schools in Lethbridge and Kelowna, a major academic building with a 500-bed student residence at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., and an addition to OCAD University in Toronto.
Three of his recent projects have achieved high levels of energy efficiency: Brickworks and Algonquin College are certified as LEED Platinum; Okanagan College in Kelowna is targeting LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge, and Net Zero Energy.
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The 100,000-square-foot Innovation Centre incorporates a repurposed downtown heritage...View Project
The DARE (Discovery, Applied Research and Entrepreneurship) District at...View Project
Technology and Trades Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP)
The Technology and Trades Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP)...View Project
Diamond Schmitt Architects was among a shortlist of firms...View Project
Trades Renewal and Expansion Project
The primary objective of the Okanagan College Trades Renewal...View Project
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
After a three-stage proposal competition, Brock University commissioned Diamond...View Project
Old Main Revitalization
The radical transformation of a 1960s-era building on the campus...View Project
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
The Bahen Centre for Information Technology is designed to...View Project
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Designing the first new university campus in Ontario in...View Project
Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence
This 195,000-square-foot building addresses the current skills shortage in...View Project
Centre for Green Cities, Evergreen Brick Works
The Evergreen Brick Works project transforms an underused deteriorating...View Project
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
Situated in downtown Medicine Hat on the edge of...View Project