384 Adelaide Street, West
Suite 300
M5V 1R7

Tel: 416 862-8800
Fax: 416 862-8800


Diamond and Schmitt Architects

Diamond and Schmitt Architects is based in Toronto with a practice that is worldwide. The firm comprises 12 principals; 19 associates; 105 registered, graduate, and student architects; and a support staff of 12. Diamond and Schmitt Architects currently has projects in the Middle East, France, Ireland, Bulgaria, Russia, the United States, the Caribbean and in all major cities in Canada. Diamond and Schmitt Architects has achieved an international reputation for design excellence with unremitting attention to user needs and innovative and sustainable design solutions. Working with universities, health care institutions, government and private clients, the firm has completed significant master plans, medical and research facilities, performing arts venues, academic buildings, residential and commercial projects. Diamond and Schmitt is on the leading edge in responsible environmental design and is committed to reducing energy consumption and the ecological impact of architecture. With over 15 years of sustainable design experience the firm’s green projects incorporate innovative thinking in displacement ventilation, geothermal energy systems, water management, sun shading and extensive natural light transmittance to reduce mechanical services and elevate user comfort levels. Diamond and Schmitt also pioneered the use of bio-filter plant walls - a complex ecosystem used to provide exemplary indoor air-quality. Currently the firm has 32 projects pursuing LEED certification. The work of the office has received over 150 national and international awards. Among these are six Governor General’s awards for architecture and design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Additionally, the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem (2004), the Opera House in Toronto (2007), Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. (2008) and Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake (2009) have all been recognized by Business Week/Architectural Record as one of the top twelve projects in their Good Design is Good Business international competition. In 2003 the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada named Diamond and Schmitt Architects Firm of the Year and in 2004 and 2008 the firm was included as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada by Queen’s University School of Business, KPMG, Deloitte and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

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