Derek Newby is the new principal at Diamond Schmitt

Derek Newby, LEED AP, CPHD, has returned to Diamond Schmitt Architects as the principal of its Vancouver practice. Newby brings extraordinary experience to designing mixed-use, office, and academic facilities, and is recognized nationally for his leadership in sustainable design and high-performance buildings, the firm said. For years he has advocated for low-carbon buildings, both through the application of Passive House principles to reduce operating emissions and through the use of timber to reduce embodied emissions.

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