Diamond Schmitt Architects has won a Civic Trust Award for the National Arts Centre (NAC) rejuvenation project in Ottawa. Now in its 60th year, the international event is the longest-running built environment awards program in Europe.
McMaster University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology are collaborating at McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton to develop—Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing at McMaster University (BEAM)—a project centre focused on the fast-emerging cell therapies field.
More than 100 projects were nominated for the 2016 Wood Design Awards, hosted by WoodWorks B.C., which recognized leadership in advancing wood use in design and building. Design and building professionals gathered to honour the nominees and winners of 13 categories celebrating structural and architectural achievement using wood.
Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed the new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. The 10,219-m² (110,000-sf) research and teaching facility includes a state-of-the-art facility integrating modern design with institutional objectives for sustainable targets.
Rehabilitation and chronic care facility Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in Toronto won the Civic Trust Award, marking the second time designer Diamond Schmitt Architects has won the award in two years. The United Kingdom awards program recognizes projects from around the world that demonstrate a positive social, cultural, environmental, or economic benefit to a local community.
Ryerson Image Centre and Public Health Ontario’s laboratory, both designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, won awards from CODAworx for combining art with architecture. CODAworx is a global platform to showcase design projects featuring commissioned artwork.
The MacOdrum Library at Carleton University in Ottawa received a 2015 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award for its redesign by Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSAI). DSAI partnered with Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects to renew the 1960s-era building.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) awarded North American projects as part of its Top 10 Green Projects of 2015 competition, which included a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) building in Hamilton.