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Gehry, Foster, Piano Lead Star-Studded Shortlist in London Centre for Music Competition

12:25 - 10 July, 2017
Gehry, Foster, Piano Lead Star-Studded Shortlist in London Centre for Music Competition, Barbican Hall, the current home of the London Symphony Orchestra. Image © Wikimedia user FA2010. Image is in the public domain
Barbican Hall, the current home of the London Symphony Orchestra. Image © Wikimedia user FA2010. Image is in the public domain

Six internationally-acclaimed teams have been selected as finalists in a competition to design a new home for London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama to be known as the Centre for Music London.

Planned to contain a world-class concert hall, education, training and digital spaces, top-grade facilities for audiences and performers, and a number of supporting commercial areas, the Centre for Music building will become a new landmark within the heart of London, aimed at becoming “a place of welcome, participation, discovery and learning fit for the digital age.”

Schulich School of Engineering Redevelopment and Expansion / Diamond Schmitt Architects + Gibbs Gage Architects

15:00 - 4 July, 2017
Schulich School of Engineering Redevelopment and Expansion / Diamond Schmitt Architects + Gibbs Gage Architects, © Ed White
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Lead Architects

    David Dow, Donald Schmitt, Brad Hindson, Walton Chan, Stephen Mahler, Todd Van Der Burgh, Erin Jensen and Thomas Leong
  • Area

    29300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Diamond Schmitt’s Mixed-Use Tower Will Be the Largest Urban Development in Canada

06:00 - 28 June, 2017
Diamond Schmitt’s Mixed-Use Tower Will Be the Largest Urban Development in Canada, Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

Ground has been broken on a key component of Canada’s largest urban development undertaking, in the form of a 236,000 square foot mixed-use tower in the City of Vaughan, designed by Toronto-based firm Diamond Schmitt Architects. Situated at the core of SmartCentres Place with easy access to nearby retail and commercial spots, the tower will serve as the new home of PwC Canada, in combination with a 100,000-square-foot YMCA, a 20,000-square-foot public library, 10,000-square-foot community space and 3000 square feet of retail.

The PwC-YMCA Tower further illustrates the architectural quality and urban design excellence that is a hallmark of this smart, pedestrian-friendly precinct, explained Donald Schmitt, principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects.

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10 Shortlisted Designs for London Holocaust Memorial Revealed

09:45 - 27 January, 2017
10 Shortlisted Designs for London Holocaust Memorial Revealed

The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the designs of 10 teams shortlisted to design a new Holocaust Memorial, to be located in London's Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament. After a call for expressions of interest was launched in September, 10 star-studded teams were selected in November and invited to submit their designs for an "emotionally powerful and sensitively designed memorial."

With the designs now revealed to the public, competition organizer Malcolm Reading Consultants and the government-led Memorial Foundation are now consulting with the public and are inviting people to submit feedback about the designs here. The feedback received in this consultation period "will play a crucial role in informing the jury’s final decision on the memorial," they explained in a press release. Read on to see all 10 shortlisted designs.

10 Teams Shortlisted in Competition for New National Holocaust Memorial in London

10:10 - 18 November, 2016
10 Teams Shortlisted in Competition for New National Holocaust Memorial in London, Victoria Tower Gardens and Parliament from the Thames. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants/Emily Whitfield-Wicks
Victoria Tower Gardens and Parliament from the Thames. Image © Malcolm Reading Consultants/Emily Whitfield-Wicks

The Government of the United Kingdom and competition organizer Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced the ten architect teams selected to envision designs for the new National Memorial to the Holocaust, to be located next to the UK Parliament. Designs will encompass a “striking” new National Memorial in Victoria Gardens, as well as a possible below ground Learning Center.

The 10 shortlisted teams were selected from nearly 100 entries from teams across the globe by a jury made up of notable figures in British culture, religion and architecture, including Director of Stanton Williams Architects, Paul Williams; former Serpentine Galleries Director Dame Julia Peyton-Jones; and National September 11 Memorial and Museum Director, Alice M Greenwald.

Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to Reimagine Lincoln Center's Largest Concert Hall

11:30 - 11 December, 2015
Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to Reimagine Lincoln Center's Largest Concert Hall, David Geffen Hall. Image © WPPilot licensed under CC BY 4.0
David Geffen Hall. Image © WPPilot licensed under CC BY 4.0

Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been chosen to collaborate on the "renovation and reimagination" of David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall in New York City. The team, chosen through a two-year competition and over 100 firms, will design a 21st-century concert hall for the New York Philharmonic home and transform it into a center capable of hosting "a broader, ongoing array of community activities and events."

"The inspiring combination of Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt will bring contemporary design excellence, respect for the historic architecture of the hall, and extensive experience creating acoustically superb performance halls," said Katherine Farley, chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare / Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects

13:00 - 30 July, 2015
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare / Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects , © Tom Arban
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  • Architects

    Stantec Architecture , KPMB Architects, HDR Architecture , Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • PDC Architects

    Stantec Architecture, KPMB Architects
  • DBFM Architects

    HDR Architecture, Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Photographs

University of Ottawa / KWC Architects + Diamond Schmitt Architects

00:00 - 13 July, 2013
University of Ottawa / KWC Architects + Diamond Schmitt Architects, Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Design Team

    Halsall Associates, Goodkey Weedmark, Morrison Hershfield
  • General Contractor

    Aecon
  • Area

    25299.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012

Russia's Historic Mariinsky Theatre to Celebrate Grand Opening of Mariinsky II

00:00 - 2 April, 2013
Russia's Historic Mariinsky Theatre to Celebrate Grand Opening of Mariinsky II, Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects
Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

On May 2, Russia’s preeminent Mariinsky Theatre will celebrate the grand opening of a new, 851,575 square foot addition on a neighboring site, just west of the company’s original 1860 theatre and 2006 concert hall, in the heart St. Petersburg. Designed by Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects, Mariinsky II will be one of the largest theatre and concert venues in the world, providing a 2000-seat auditorium, state-of-the-art production facilities, and naturally lit rehearsal rooms, along with a rooftop amphitheatre and terrace. 

Salvation Army Harbour Light / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 6 August, 2012
Salvation Army Harbour Light / Diamond Schmitt Architects, © Tom Arban
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Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2012
Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects, © Tom Arban
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Architect

     Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Evergreen Brick Works / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 11 June, 2012
Evergreen Brick Works / Diamond Schmitt Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, Canada
  • Structural Engineers

    Hallsall Associates
  • Construction Manager

    Eastern Construction
  • Heritage Preservation

    E.R.A. Architects
  • Area

    11743.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2012
La Maison Symphonique de Montréal / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Montreal, Québec, Canada
  • Project Team

    A.J. Diamond, Gary McCluskie, Matthew Lella, Michael Treacy, Earle Briggs, Eric Lucassen, Jessie Waese, Cynthia Carbonneau, Marcin Ludwik Sztaba, Gary Watson
  • Renderings

    Cicada Design
  • Acoustic Consultants

    Artec
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

CANMET Material Technology Laboratory / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 4 January, 2012
CANMET Material Technology Laboratory / Diamond Schmitt Architects, © Peter A. Sellar
© Peter A. Sellar

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Architects

    Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    RJC Consulting Engineers
  • Mechanical Consultant

    Cobalt Engineers
  • General Contractor

    Ellis Don
  • Area

    165000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

McGill University Life Sciences Complex / Diamond + Schmitt Architects + Provencher Roy + Associés architectes

01:00 - 22 June, 2009
McGill University Life Sciences Complex / Diamond + Schmitt Architects +  Provencher Roy + Associés architectes

McGill University Life Sciences Complex / Diamond + Schmitt Architects +  Provencher Roy + Associés architectes McGill University Life Sciences Complex / Diamond + Schmitt Architects +  Provencher Roy + Associés architectes McGill University Life Sciences Complex / Diamond + Schmitt Architects +  Provencher Roy + Associés architectes McGill University Life Sciences Complex / Diamond + Schmitt Architects +  Provencher Roy + Associés architectes +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Architects

    Diamond and Schmitt Architects & Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes
  • Principals In Charge

    A.J. Diamond & Claude Provencher
  • Diamond And Schmitt Project Team

    John Featherstone, Breck McFarlane, Jesse Waese (Diamond and Schmitt) & Marie-Claude Lambert (Provencher Roy + Associés)
  • Structural Consultant

    Saia Deslauriers Kadanoff
  • Mechanical & Electrical Consultant

    Pageau Morel et associes inc
  • Contractor

    Pomerleau Construction