In over thirty years with Diamond Schmitt Architects, Gary McCluskie, Principal, has led the design of award-winning cultural, institutional and residential buildings with a focus on public and assembly spaces.
He was the Managing Principal for Montreal’s concert hall, La Maison Symphonique; Sidney Harman Hall in Washington D.C.; the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto; the New Mariinsky opera house in St. Petersburg, Russia; and The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, a four-stage venue in St. Catharines, Ontario that opened at the end of 2015. He is currently working on the re-imagination of David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, the home of the New York Philharmonic in New York City.
Gary also designs libraries, including the academic e-learning library in North Bay, Ontario and Robarts Common, the expansion to Robarts Library at University of Toronto; city halls, such as the LEED gold certified administration building in Cambridge, Ontario; recreation facilities including the community-focused McCormick Community Centre in Toronto; and museums including the interactive environment of the Weston Innovation Centre at the Ontario Science Centre.
Many of his projects have been recognized with design awards including a Governor General’s Medal for the Richmond Hill Library, an Award of Excellence from the Ontario Association of Architects for the Etobicoke Memorial Pool, and the American Library Association award for the Pierre Berton Resource Library as the best public library in North America.
Laurentian University Campus Modernization
The new Welcome Centre at Laurentian University completes a...View Project
Main Stage Renovation, Toronto Centre for the Arts
To adapt to changes in the live theatre market,...View Project
Museum Station was re-imagined in 2008 based on artifacts...View Project
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario...View Project
The design is a contemporary expression of the existing...View Project
Positioned as the gateway to the West Kowloon Cultural...View Project
Maison Symphonique de Montréal
The 2,000-seat auditorium, principally for use by the renowned...View Project
Burlington Performing Arts Centre
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre provides both excellent acoustics...View Project
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Designing the first new university campus in Ontario in...View Project
Harris Learning Library
The three-storey, 56,000-square-foot library serves as a new gateway...View Project
Sidney Harman Hall, Harman Centre for the Arts
Sidney Harman Hall, the new home of the Shakespeare...View Project
Weston Family Innovation Centre
The Weston Family Innovation Centre is helping to establish...View Project
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts was...View Project
Pierre Berton Resource Library
The Pierre Berton Resource Library is designed to serve...View Project
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Designed to house the University’s major art collections, including...View Project