Construction of York University’s Markham Centre Campus formally began with a groundbreaking event at the site for the $275.5-million project in Markham, Ont., and is expected to open in fall 2023. The Ontario government announced its approval for the project in late July and site preparation work began immediately for the new campus.
Diamond Schmitt Architects have designed a new and innovative campus for York University that will rise in Markham, Ont., adjacent to Toronto. The Markham Centre Campus (MCC) is the first public university in York Region. It features a vertical campus building that is fully integrated with the area’s diverse, growing network of commerce, athletics, arts, and entrepreneurial communities.
Plans have been revealed for the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects, which will rise on a prominent site in Ottawa.
“With exhibition and collections space, reading rooms, creative centre, children’s area, a genealogy centre, and café configured around a large town hall, the new facility will be a welcoming home for the stories of Ottawa residents and all Canadians,” said …
For the third year in a row, Diamond Schmitt Architects will be recognized with a Civic Trust Award in 2020. Europe’s longest-running awards program for the built environment selected the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa for demonstrating excellence in architecture, sustainability, inclusiveness, and universal design. Sharing the honour is KWC Architects of Ottawa.
Diamond Schmitt Architects has won an Award of Excellence in Urban Design for Adaptive Re-use by the City of London for transforming a late 19th-century department store in London, Ont., into a multi-disciplinary centre of learning for Fanshawe College.
The Cor Van Raay YMCA designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects is now open at the ATB Centre in Lethbridge, Alta. This recreational facility seeks to provide the community with a range of services and amenities, including ones previously unavailable in the region.
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.