Established in 1975, Diamond Schmitt Architects Incorporated has achieved national and international recognition for innovative design excellence in a broad range of building types. The firm is known and respected for responsible project management and budget control. Since 2004, we have been the only Canadian architecture firm to be named among Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.
A dedicated and principled approach to all aspects of design delivers buildings that consistently meet and exceed client expectations.
Beginning with client aims, program review, a site analysis and contextual considerations, to the evaluation of all credible planning and design options, ours is a first principle approach.
This method of design is applied to all projects, whether small and simple structures or large and complex facilities.
Our clients include Fortune 500 companies and top academic, research and healthcare instititutions in North America. Civic, provincial, federal and foreign governments are among our clients as are leading performing arts and cultural organizations. We work with commercial and residential developers, nonprofit groups as well as individual clients.
Metro Toronto Central YMCA - Toronto, Ontario
The Metro Central Y, completed in 1984, is the flagship of the YMCA in Toronto, continuing the organization’s tradition of leadership and service to the inner city and responding to the changing lifestyle and cultural needs of the urban resident. This project received a Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in 1986.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts - Toronto, Ontario
Canada’s first purpose-built opera house, The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, opened in June, 2006, and has received numerous awards and widespread acclaim. The 2000-seat theatre is home to the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada.
Twenty Completed Projects
In 2011, Diamond Schmitt Architects completed twenty projects including La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence in Ottawa and the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building at Drexel University in Philadelphia.