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, Mathew 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 and is working on the re-imagination of David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.
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.
The new $70.0M Lazaridis Hall is a landmark building...View Project
UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition
The subtlety of the design of the United Kingdom...View Project
Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
The new Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning realizes...View Project
Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences...View Project
The design is a contemporary expression of the existing...View Project
Positioned as the gateway to the West Kowloon Cultural...View Project
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
The Bahen Centre for Information Technology is designed to...View Project
Maison Symphonique de Montréal
The 2,000-seat auditorium, principally for use by the renowned...View Project
Corus Quay is the first new building of Toronto’s...View Project
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts was...View Project